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A new year is upon us, and with it comes new challenges, new adventures and new outlooks. It is a time of the year when many people reflect on the past year and often try to envision how the new year could be better, more productive and more engaging.


I have to admit I haven been feeling quite uninspired as of late, I think I have run in to the dreaded creative blogger burnout. Granted I have a lot on my plate: I was laid off, I work in an industry that is extremely challenged, my mother was diagnosed with cancer, and then there is the state of the county—angry and divided, and the turmoil of the world at large. So not surprising that I have hit a wall of uncertainty and disinterest.

Though blogger burn and burn out in general is a some what complicated problem, one can start to address the problem in easy to manage baby steps

It is easy then to become overwhelmed and unproductive. I get up every day and sit in front of the computer and at the end of the day I wonder what I have accomplished. Though blogger burn and burn out in general is a some what complicated problem, one can start to address the issue in easy to manage baby steps and one of these step is getting ones’ thoughts in order.

So today my dear readers I am going to share with you a number of companies that specialize in making daily planners. Some lean more on aesthetics, while others have done scientific research in to how the mind works and what organizational systems are the most productive. What ever your motivational style, daily planners can help you to become more organized and disciplined, and this in turn can help you stay on task and accomplish your goals.

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  1. I love the “I am very busy planner”! Having one is super important to help you stay in track and achieve daily goals.
    Sorry to hear about everything that’s going on in your life. I know there will be better days. Keep smiling!


    1. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. Amazing post dear!!
    Mónica Sors

    1. Thank you!!

  3. Hello Allie, hope you’re having a good Monday!

    First of all I’ve noticed a different design/ set up, am I right? I have to say Allie NYC looks even better with this upgrade!

    I feel like you just described my daily life, trying to set up an easy way to accomplish my goals day by day, but I must admit that I’m still trying to find the better way to get the best of my day and time, so I totally understand how you feel, if you have any helpful tip don’t hesitate to share it with us 😀 And I started using a planner two years ago, actually I got the Shop Bando agendas because the pages included illustrations and many quirky details and I didn’t wanted the typical boring agenda, I would totally recommend this brand 😉

    Have a great week ahead!

    1. Thank you, yes trying to fun up the blog and bring a bit more design to it.

  4. Ah the dreaded blogger burnout.. It happens to every blogger at some point but getting organized is a definite step in the right direction. I got an Erin Lifeplanner last year and it has gone a long way to help me plan and stay on top of things. Hang in there Alllie!

    1. Thank you, yes burn out is real. Looking forward to spring!

  5. I’m so sorry, Allie, seems like you are having some tough times now and my love are with you and your mum. Stay strong, hugs.

    1. Thank you so much for your concern, means a lot.

  6. Those planners are so cute. I am old school and still like to write in a notebook or planner when trying to get organized too 🙂


  7. I’ve been feeling uninspired lately as well, but I do love paper planners 🙂

    1. Yes hopefully the arrival of spring will help

  8. I recently have started making to do lists and feeding my planners daily and I have realized how much more productive my days are when I follow this. But still my lazy self makes me miss it, I guess I should start writing down in planner books than saving in my phone!
    Btw I hope you’re in a better situation now and I hope your mother recovers super soon!
    I hope you’re having a smooth sailing week! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words. The medication is helping a lot so things are looking up.

  9. I’m sending you good vibes, lady- sometimes life piles it on and it’s very overwhelming. I love your one-step-at-a-time attitude. That’s the approach I take when I have a ton of work/stress/to-do’s staring me in the face!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Thank you for your good vibes. The medication is helping a lot, so things are looking good!

  10. Thanks a lot for sharing! Have a nice evening)

    1. Your welcome!

  11. Oh wow, you have all the right to have the blogger burnout with so much going on.
    Remember it will all pass, good vibes your way.

    1. Yes it has been, but the medication is helping so things are brighter now. Yes things go pass.

  12. So sorry about your mom and I read about your migraine. Ouch ! Please take care. Another storm is coming! Doesn’t that feel just about right? Ergh.
    I have awful handwriting, so I would need to use an app… I think. But love these ideas.
    Sending warm wishes!

    1. I know two more! Ugh. Feel bad for the stray cats we feed. Thank you!

  13. These planners are so pretty!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

    1. Yes pretty planners are so fun.

  14. I too have been feeling pretty uninspired lately, but purchasing planners is something that always kickstarts me into being productive, even if its only for a short while. I definitely would check some of these out!

    Wandering Everywhere

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