2017 is practically over, let’s be honest. It’s been a good one but as the year winds down, I’ve started thinking about 2018. I might not necessarily do New Year’s resolutions but I’m definitely one of these people who uses the new year as an excuse to put my life into perspective and work out what I want to focus on. A gal can always use a bit of help though and that’s where Ella Iconic’s 2018 Daily CEO of My Own Life planner comes in. Keep reading for a lovely little giveaway too!
First things first, can we stop to admire this beauty? I’m happy to admit that I like pretty things and this planner is seriously gorgeous. It’s made from leatherette and available in three different colours (tan, navy and black) with rose gold foiling which I know all you bloggers will appreciate. It’s pretty hefty with 450 pages so not one that you would necessarily keep in your handbag but you will certainly get a lot of use out of it.
The planner is split into four core areas: business, home, health and you. So all the important bits! While it is structured to help you focus your mind, it’s still flexible enough to let you plan things your way with plenty of blank pages. Being a 2o18 planner, it is dated but I personally prefer this. They’ve also introduced a 5am-11pm schedule which wasn’t in the previous planners and something I find will really help me keep on track with meetings and appointments. I love that each day begins by asking you for your mantra that day and ends with a box to fill out in response to ‘today I am thankful for.’ Small things like this can really help you keep a positive frame of mind and taking the time to fill out these exercises can make such a difference.
A really fantastic aspect of the Ella Iconic planner is at the very beginning where you begin by writing or drawing out your future how you want it. In ‘my big master plan’, you then go on to write down your goals for the year and the steps you need to take to achieve them. You can then break these goals from your master plan down even further in ‘year at a glance’ by planning manageable monthly goals to help achieve your master plan. I think this is such a fantastic way of making something that might seem really big and scary seem achievable and within your grasp.
There are so many helpful little parts of the planner that will make such a difference to organising your life, from the motivation quotes to the finance sections to help you keep track of your spending. I’m really impressed with how much the planner has to offer and it really stands out from similar products in the market. I even love the ‘CEO of my own life’ concept with reminds you that ultimately, you are in control of your future. You’re the boss.
You can check out Ella Iconic planners here.
And now for the exciting part! Ella Iconic have kindly sent me an extra planner in tan to give away to one of you! It’s very easy to enter although unfortunately only open to residents of the UK – sorry! Giveaway closes at midnight on the 3rd of December. Good luck!