40 Things To Include In Your Planner



Happy Friday Ya'll!! A while ago I guest posted on Mitzi's blog @ The Innovative Latina! She's a lifestyle blogger who blogs about everything and anything, but mostly about planners. I shared this post on her blog, but I wanted to share it with my followers as well. Now, in honor of my One Year Bloggiversary, I am hosting an Erin Condren Life Planner Giveaway. You can enter simply by clicking HERE...

My planner is my bible. I don't go anywhere without it. It's also my journal and my best friend!!! A planner helps you stay on track and organized, but it can also be so much more than that. I thought what a better way to kick off the ending to the giveaway with sharing some of the things I include in my personal Erin Condren Life Planner <3 It might also give you planner peace (:


Tech / Business

This Section is for the businessman or businesswoman, but it would also be perfect for fellow bloggers like myself. You can hold all your blog information in this sections, as well as the business side of it. You can use some of these in your planner:

  • Logins and Passwords
  • Blog Income and Expenses
  • Daily or Weekly Blog Stats
  • Social Media Numbers


School

If you go to school, Keeping track of Projects due, and your grades is very important. Keeping all the info handy in your planner will be a huge help. Here are some helpful ideas:
  • Class Schedule
  • Assignment Schedules
  • Assignment Grades

Finances

This may be one of the most important on the whole list. The better you track your spending or saving, the better you understand where your money actually goes. You may consider some of these tabs to include in this section:
  • Billing Due Dates
  • Debt Tracker
  • Savings Tracker
  • Spending Tracker


Health, Wellness & Fitness

It's the New Year. Everyone is all about Health, getting their diets back on track and losing weight. Keeping this in your planner will help you stay on top of your health and fitness goals. This section is also perfect for keeping your monthly friends schedule, as well as Medication intake you need to monitor. Here are some helpful hints of what you could include in this unit:
  • Fitness Schedule
  • Weight loss Goals
  • Weight loss tracker
  • Period / Fertility Tracker
  • Medicine Tracker

Home / Family 

I find it easier to keep everything in one section. That's why I like to include family stuff in my planner as well. You can include some of these in this area:
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance

Personal

This is where my planner becomes my best friend. Here are some ideas:
  • Bucket List
  • Inspirational Quotes
  • Reading List
  • Journal / Diary
  • Personal Goals 

Fun, Entertainment, & Relaxation

This is where you jot down all the fun stuff you plan on doing, your social life basically. Here are some ideas to include in this section:
  • Dates movies come in Theater
  • Movies you'd like to watch
  • TV Shows
  • Books you would like to read.

Travel

This is probably my favorite section in my planner. I never get to travel as much as I like, but this year I have this section in my planner. It just gives me hope and actually gets me in motion in actually planning trips and vacations. You can use some of these ideas in your Travel Section:
  • Travel Bucket List
  • Packing List
  • Travel information (booking numbers, Dates you're traveling, Hotel & Airplane info)
  • Travel Budget


I hope I gave you some helpful tips and ideas of things to include in your planner. What are some things in your planner that you didn't see here on this list? 

xoxo.


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10 Things Every Woman Learns When She Is Single


          I am  g u i l t y.  I am guilty of being one of those women that when I am in a relationship, I put my all into said relationship. Now, that's not to say that It's a bad thing. I can be the most amazing girlfriend in the entire planet. I will put my partner first, and my relationship as my top priority. The downside is, that I may give too much. So much so, that sometimes I put my wants and needs on the back burner. Well, being single for a while now has made me realize many things. Below are 10 things us as women learn, when we are single. 

1. Value of Relationships. In a new relationship, you want to be with that new person 24/7. That's understandable, but don't let your friendships fall by the wayside. I can't tell you how many times I've had my heartbroken and my girls and family, are always there for me. No matter how many relationships you have in your life, those closest to you will always stick around, and have your back. That saying, bros before hoe's can also be for the ladies. Guys come and go but your friends and family are forever! 

2. Solitude. I've learned that I like being alone. I can relax, be by myself, and be happy in my own company. I use to believe I was afraid to be alone, but now I know that being alone does not mean that I am lonely. 

3. Independence. I've taken control of my own life and I don't need others to attain any of my goals. Studies have proven that the more of an independent woman you are, the happier and stronger you feel. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want without worrying about what others think. You learn that you don't need a man to do anything. Besides, I can most likely do anything better and faster than if I ask a man to do it. 

4. Settling Sucks. There is a Cuban saying "Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompañada". It means better off alone than in bad company. You will learn that you should never settle for less than what you deserve. You deserve the world and to be treated with the same love you are willing to give. Love is not a business contract. You need just as much passion as you do friendship and visa versa in the relationship. You need to find a balance. If you settle, there may be a day in your future where you feel as if you are missing something. Remember, in the end you're stuck with each other. I would much rather wait for that true once in a lifetime love, then be in a relationship with someone that just makes me feel average

5. Fall In Love With Yourself Again. Many of us spend most of our lives looking for a partner to love. We're doing it all wrong. How can you find someone to love when you don't love you personally? Falling in love with oneself in a non selfish way, makes you more aware of your life. It helps you understand your worth and potential. If there is something you don't enjoy about yourself, fix it or change it. Once you love yourself, the love that you can give to others is limitless. 

6. Ignore your past. When you are single you learn to ignore the past and focus on the future. What happened previous can not be changed. You can however, change what will happen in your future. Your past is a very precious experience. Without it, you would not be the strong woman you are today. Learn to let the past go, and look forward to all that is to come. 

7. Be Selfish. You learn that being selfish is means two completely different things. The good kind of selfish helps you take control of your emotional, personal and physical needs. You need to start worrying about you first and others later. Being a little selfish can make the world around you better. Taking care of yourself first has been proven to make you healthier, happier, and more established. 

8. Masturbation comes easy. Girl, on a less serious note. You finally have some time to yourself to learn what you like and what you don't. You have time to practice (;

9. Confidence. When single, you learn to be confident. Lack of self confidence, may and will bring you so many problems in your life and possibly in future relationships. When you're confident, you never take anything personally. You feel as if your life has purpose. You're insecurities become minuscule and you exude happiness. 

10. Discover who you are. Knowing who you are as a woman is the most wonderful feeling. It's everything on this list and more rolled into one. You have confidence, you are independent. You are happy. You discover what makes you, well you and the purpose for your life. You understand what you want out of life and what you believe in. I read somewhere that it is a moment of spiritual awakening. I am not fully there just yet. Discovering who your true self is may take a while. We as women are constantly changing, but just know that once you get there, life and everything else is just heavenly. 

Not being in a relationship has taught me so much about myself. I am constantly learning and changing. I've learned that life goes on and bigger and better things are coming my way. Just know that I am happy and I can not wait to see what the future has in store for me. 

xoxo. 
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My Travel Bucket List for the Next 5 Years


I love to travel and I do not get to as often as I would like. 

With work and life getting in the way, It's difficult to find the time and the money to travel at all. I really hope I get to go to as many of these countries and places on my list as possible. I definitely have a serious case of wanderlust. I enjoy experiencing new things, people and places. Travel is an adventure in itself, and I will never say no to adventuring. 

With budgeting being a huge factor, I honestly do not know If I will be able to travel to everything on my list, so I have narrowed it down to my five top places I would like to visit in the next 5 years. 


1. Cayman Islands

I have been to the Cayman Islands once before, but when I was much younger. I would love to visit it now that I am older and visit the Sea Turtle Farm. It's a dream of mine, and a biggie on my everyday bucket list to swim, touch and hold a Sea Turtle. 

I thought it was only fair to put this first on my list, because I want to do this as presently as possible. 

2. Fiji

I have always envisioned myself with my future hubby, in our own personal bungalow in the middle of the ocean on our honeymoon. This is definitely a dream vacation of mine. 

3. Tuscany

Italy in general would be a desire of mine, but most specifically Tuscany. I know this is cliche, but ever since the movie "Under The Tuscan Sun" I have always wanted to travel there. I just want to be surrounded by beautiful flower fields and vineyards. 

4. Cuba 

Never in my Twenty-Five years of living, did I ever think I would travel to my mothers homeland. My family left Cuba back in 1983. My mother has never been back. Now with the laws changing, and it being a little easier to travel there, I would love to take my mom back to her roots. I would love to learn and see where she grew up. 

Granted, it still very difficult for Cuban Americans to travel there, but I would love to be able to give her that gift. 

5. Greece

Have you ever seen the photos of the houses on the hill right on the water? The ocean water is a dark clear blue. It's heavenly. I can imagine myself on a romantic vacation. I'm enjoying the food, the culture, the people. 

There is so much history in that country, and I would love to experience it all. 


What are your top 5 places on your travel bucket list?!

xoxo. 



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