My moleskine happiness

At the beginning of the year I told you all about how my actual favourite planner wasn’t available in our bookstore, and how I was using the shining planner instead.

That is all still true.

I’m also using a hybrid bullet journal/ planner system for this year.

What I may have not mentioned on the blog but my Instagram friends have definitely seen in my weekly planning posts is that I bought myself a Moleskine weekly notebook diary.

A local bookstore had a sale during February and had all their 18-month 2016/ 2017 diaries on special.

When I saw a nice purple one, I grabbed it and have been happily using it ever since.

So what do I now use for my weekly planning process?

  1. Shining planner
  2. iPhone
  3. Moleskine
  4. Bullet journal
  5. Delicious gel pens

(this seems like a lot but it only takes me 5 – 7 minutes after I uncomplicated my life again)

The Moleskine is thin enough that I can easily carry it around with me, together with my bullet journal, and it makes me so very happy to have all of my life visible and in one place 🙂

The point of this post (and today’s life and organising lessons) is to say this:

You can change your mind. If you thought something might work for you and it’s not doing its job quite like you envisioned, feel free to change it.

There are no gold stars for sticking with something that’s clearly not working.

Also, if there’s a tool that will make your life easier and you can afford to get it, do so! I’m talking about a planning tool here but I remember DesignMom once saying they had 5 hairbrushes in her girls’ room to make getting dressed easier.

In the comments do let me know if you’re doing something that’s no longer working for you.

Is there a place in your life that could work better if you bought something to augment your system?

PS next year (or later this year, I should say) I’m not faffing around – the minute the diaries appear in the shops, I’m looking around for the Legami and I’ll just hand over my card 🙂

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  1. I love seeing your systems!

    • Marcia Francois says

      I’m thrilled! I’m going to show specific pages in my bullet journal in July and how I use them 🙂 Let me know if there’s something specific you’re wondering about. I’m an open book!

  2. Terisha says

    Like Nina above, I also love seeing your processes. So inspiring. I use the moleskine you gifted me for all my various running lists (house and work).
    Last week while decluttering, I found a corporate gift that Ugeshan received at some work function years ago. When I opened the box, it was a moleskine notebook and a lovely pen. Can’t wait to use it. Ugeshan was also telling about a colleague of his who bought 20 moleskine notebooks and had them personalised with his name. He says he is sorted for the next couple of years now.

    • Marcia Francois says

      Now that is dedication – to personalise 20 notebooks. What if cuter stuff comes out? 🙂 But I get it because I know I’m going to buy the Legami without BLINKING this year 🙂

      Glad you’re enjoying the chapter notebook from Moleskine. They are really super cute – I love the dot grid, flat lay and that they’re so thin!


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