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Additional notes by Kate Mendonca
There are two camps when it comes to writing down things; one camp that uses digital devices to record everything, and another that goes by the traditional route with a pen and paper.
I, on one hand, dot everything down in a notebook so I could refer back to my thoughts and notes later. I also find it comforting when somewhere down the line, I reflect back on those memories and I could chart my growth.
Studies have shown that writing things down better helps you to remember things than simply adding them to your digital calendar, and can even help lower stress levels as the practice of journaling can help with daily mindfulness. Plus, we’re already getting too much screen time as it is, so a paper notebook can even provide a much-needed break from your computer.
If you’ve been looking for a planner to start 2021 with a bang, here are some useful and pretty ones to get you started.
Featuring 12 months of weekly and monthly pages and marked holidays. With weekly and monthly sections for easy academic planning and scheduling, the 2021 planner has a fresh floral cover against a pretty teal background for a better visual enjoyment.
Feline lovers, gift this to yourself or your friends! Designed and made in South Korea, this cute lined journal complements your lifestyle purrfectly.
Write down on this luxurious 2020-2021 planner with your notes, ideas, appointments, meetings, anniversaries and more.
The 2020-2021 monthly planner comes with a label for the cover that allows for clear labelling and archiving.
The best-selling, illustrated, week-to-view pocket diary from the RHS. The Royal Horticultural Society Diary 2021 brings together a beautiful selection of botanical illustrations by Rear-Admiral John Paul Wellington Furse, part of the collection held in the world-famous RHS Lindley Library.
This charming collection of diary/planners dedicated to Le Petit Prince feature key elements from the much-loved tale, from the rose to the Fox and, of course, the little Prince Himself. Gold embossing on the front contrasts delicately with original artwork from Antoine de saint-exupéry’s timeless classic.
Plan your months throughout 2021 with this bright and sturdy Peanuts journal.
An essential gift, Serendipity is an elegant diary, available in a range of colours. With its double-page spreads featuring both dated sections and blank paper, it is the perfect tool for both forward planning and those delightful unpredictable moments of serendipity.
The 2021 Fiesta! High Note planner is a 7" wide x 8.5" tall, 17-month, hardcover planner, spanning from August 2020 to December 2021. It showcases custom designs from artist Sarah Coey.
This 2021 planner is embellished with gold foil on the cover and includes colour-coordinated interior details designed to complement her style and colour palette. Sarah’s “Fiesta!'' artwork, reminiscent of rainbow confetti falling at a wild pink party, provides year-round bliss on this hardcover planner.
Smythson's diary is part of a special collaboration that celebrates Net-A-Porter's 20th anniversary. Designed with a black textured-leather cover, it's fitted with the luxury stationery label's signature featherweight pages (edged in silver, just for us) and has a satin ribbon bookmark to help you keep your place. Use it to jot down meeting notes or as a travel journal.
de Mamiel's 'Rest Easy' kit includes a trio of products from the brand's 'Sleep Series' collection, as well as a journal for you to write in. "I have always jotted down the thoughts bouncing around in my head before I go to sleep, capturing the ideas so I can let them rest and reengage with them in the morning," says founder Annee.
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