Happy New Year everyone!!! I have not been updating my blog lately. Juggling between studies, home and family can take a lot of time and tiring. I wanted to update my blog everyday but by the time I get to my computer, I will be so tired that I just want to go to bed
Anyway, to help keep my world more organised, I jumped into the world of Filofax. Thanks to My Purpley Life, I’ve got into habit where I write things down to help me remember and complete tasks. Some of you may think that our smartphones can help us to keep us organised. I do agree with you but to tell the truth, by the time I enter my first task in my phone, I forget to enter the rest of the tasks that I suppose to do. Sometimes, pen and paper are the best to keep you on track. Well, let’s talk about my Filofax. This is Filofax Finsbury, A5 size. I got this from Amazon for $61.00 which is quite cheap compare to the original price which was about $99. It is pure leather and it opens flat on the table. The Finsbury certainly looks very elegant and rich, I enjoy my every moment when I open and write on it.
I use this as my main overall planner where I plan my daily to dos, finance, wishlist, saving plan and so much more. I like Filofax a lot coz it gives me freedom to put in what ever I like in it, thanks to the 6- hole binder. I didn’t use the original Filofax coz it came with the 2015 weekly pages (I ordered this on September 2014), so I decided to do my own daily to do pages. I used Studiol2e stamps which I love so much by the way to decorate the pages. I got a few washi tapes online and voila, my planner inserts became attractive. I did my own tabs from Card Stock Scrapbook Paper which I bought many years ago. What I did was, I took the original Filofax dividers and used it as template on the Card Stock and cut it. I punched holes on this divider using KW-Trio 6-hole Puncher. You can purchase it from Becon.my, I think it is about RM65.
I stuck to this daily to do’s planning for about 2 months only as I find it quite cumbersome to decorate daily as I don’t like plain pages. Currently, I am using Erin Condren Life Planner which I have uncoiled and insert it in my Filofax. I like the way it is now coz I don’t have to decorate the pages a lot as it is already colourful. I am trying to organise the planner with some color coding, for example, I use Red for appointments, Purple for personal stuff. I am still unsure whether it suits me or not but hey… I enjoy trying different ways to do it until I find the perfect ones to suit me.
I am glad that I found Filofax and Erin Condren to be more organised. All this while, I had so many diaries and planners but I only will be planning for about 2 weeks and then stop. It has been about 5 months now since I started this and it is still going strong. If you are interested to know how I decorate my pages, please subscribe to my Instagram (cosmocrazewoman) as I post it there on weekly basis.