It’s time to get excited about the feeling that comes with fresh, new year. 2022 brings with it a world of new and exciting opportunities to get organised and live in the now. It’s time for another 365 days to treasure the moments and make each one count. No matter what the future holds or what is happening in your world right now, it’s time to be inspired to live every day to the fullest and make every day yours!
Your diary is a blank slate right now and it’s the perfect time…to look forward and make plans again. With this in mind, here are some of our favourite tips for preparing your diary for the New Year.
- Add birthdays and special events
It’s worth taking the time to copy out birthdays and add in all of your 2022 weddings, graduations, celebrations and more. There are so many special occasions you may have missed out on over the last two years, so make this the year you find the perfect gifts early, plan your outfits and generally approach each event with a wonderful sense of calm so you can make the most of each moment with loved ones.
- Put time aside for yourself
After the last two years, we know more than ever how important it is to look after yourself. 2022 is the year of putting yourself first and focusing on your wellbeing. So, use your diary to set aside time to do things that make you happy. What little things could you do to improve your health and wellbeing? Add in affirmations, mantras, health trackers, wellbeing goals, mindfulness sessions, and anything else that will remind you to look after yourself. Better yet, schedule in days or times just like you would for an appointment so you commit to spending that time on you.
- Jot down important reminders or deadlines
Write down all the important (but not always exciting) deadlines and dates such as dental appointments, when your car registration is due, the date your phone contract expires and anything else you know can creep up on you or stress you out a little. This will help you be prepared, and if it’s something you need to budget for, you’ll be able to plan ahead and will be less surprised when a bill or invoice arrives in the mail. Win!
- Focus on the things that are important to you
Your diary is more than just a scheduling tool. Make the most out of your notes pages to get clarity on the things that are important to you, so you know what you want to focus on in 2022. Keep a place for the list of books you want to read, bars and restaurants that you want to visit and support, note down the people you care about that you want to set aside time for, list movies to watch and places to visit so you have a clear list of things you want to focus your time on.
- Use your diary to keep organised, but don’t over-schedule.
Your diary will be your best friend if you check in regularly. Be sure to write down events, dates or reminders as soon as you find out about them. Set aside time at the end of each week to recap your achievements as well as plan for the week ahead so you can feel in control. Check in on your progress towards your goals and make sure you have enough time to achieve what you want in the week ahead. Remember if it’s all starting to feel overwhelming, look at what commitments you can reschedule or even skip. You don’t have to say yes to everything and it’s okay to slow things down.
- Set it up in a way that works for you
If you’re a creative person, you might like your diary to reflect that. Get thinking about borders, illustrations and themes you can add in to make your everyday even more beautiful. If you’re more of a visual person and find icons work for you, stickers might be a good option. If colour-coding helps you categorise things in your mind, a nice pack of coloured-ink pens or highlighters are great to have on hand. Not a fan of decorations and prefer things more streamlined? That’s okay, do what works for you!
We hope these tips help you get the most out of your diary, so you can feel in control and ready for the year ahead. Whatever you’re planning for 2022, we’ve got a wonderful collection of Diaries, Calendars and Planner Refills for 2022 to suit your needs in-store or online at kikki.K. And don’t forget to share with us how you’re using yours with #kikkiklove
PS: Did you know there are special treats for kikki.K Diary and Planner Lovers?
To celebrate and thank you for joining us each year, with the purchase of your 2022 Diary or Planner, we’re going to reward you with exclusive treats and delicious offers. Find directions within your Diary or Planner at the start of each month, which tell you where you can uncover your exclusive kikki.K love. Be swift, as the special offers will only be available during their associated month!