If there is one thing I’m not good at, it’s trying to organise. Of course that depends on who you speak to but on a whole, it’s not my strong point. With two kids, a part time job and a blog, it’s something I want to address and something I’m working on fixing. Thats why when the opportunity to review the Stick-to-Stigu 2016 planner came up, I jumped at it.
What is Stigu?
I received it just before Christmas and wanted to use it straight away. Waiting for the new year to start seemed to take forever! I’ve been using it for just over a month now and it’s so handy. It’s not been the calmest start to the year, what with having a baby haha but Stigu has been my new best friend.
Obvioulsy I’ve filled it with health visitor appointments, post natal midwife visits and of course the prenatal stuff before Paisley was born too but I could’ve done that in any diary.. So what makes Stigu so special? Well, it’s welcome page explains just that…
In short, this is a year planner (with a twist). Stick to Stigu is many things in one cover: a planner, an organiser, a desk calendar, a notebook, a to-do pad and a rest & zest handbook.
This is how it can be used on a weekly basis:
- Put weekly to-do lists on the left side (yes, that’s what the empty space is for).
- Make sure you add things you have already done so you can cross them out straight away.
- Fill in meetings and commitments on the right side.
- Use the empty pages for extra notes.
- Try out the practices
- Stick to Stigu.
On the left you have a mostly blank page. This is your space. This is for scribbles, notes, to do lists, anything you need to scribble on here really. On this page you will also find ‘practices’ for you to do. This one for example is an activity in grounding yourself. They vary from page to page with a different theme each month which is listed in the top left corner, including deskercise, write, sleep, let go and play. On the right hand page, you have your week set out with 5 sections for your day to split it up a bit. The week number is listed at the top along with the month. Next to that you have a quote, relevant to the theme of the month as well as another tip or an image somewhere on the calendar page. The bottom corners have been perforated so that you can easily find where you need to be (although, I don’t think I’ve actually closed mine yet).
After using this for a month so far, I have to say, I am more organised. I’m not as organised as I would like to be but be fair, I’ve just had a baby!
Eventually, I would like to add things on here like my monthly household chores that I NEVER do for example, cleaning the filters in the dyson or cleaning the condenser unit of the dryer. things that you are supposed to do regularly but never seem to take priority. If I can get to a point where I am organised enough to get those done, then I think I can consider myself pretty successful. How sad is that? Haha!
But in all seriousness it has made a difference, at least where my friends are concerned. I’m forever double booking myself and now that I have this super fun planner in my life it makes me want to fill it in. It’s always with me and I know whats going on. I’m no longer double booking because instead of agreeing to things, I’m checking my plans first! Stigu actually is my friend! He/she’s helping me a great deal. In my personal opinion everyone needs a friend like Stigu, just as everybody needs a bosom for a pillow.
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