The Happy Planner® SQUAD
APRIL HAPPY MEMORY KEEPING® PHOTO CHALLENGE!
CALLING ALL HAPPY PLANNER® ENTHUSIASTS!
The time has come to put together our 2018-2019 Happy Planner® SQUAD! Yep, we’ve changed the name, and we are changing a few things up. We want YOU to be a part of all the HAPPY! Talk about #SQUADgoals!
The Happy Planner® is looking for ‘Happy Planner® enthusiasts who LIVE and BREATHE all things HAPPY + PLANNING. The Happy Planner® is more than just a product, it represents a community striving to Plan a Happy Life™.
I AM A HAPPY PLANNER
I don't know about you, but The Happy Memory Keeping® system is my JAM! I love everything about it. My Happy Memory Keeping® planner has become a space for me to find gratitude. I find so much JOY in planning + keeping my memories.
Once I have finished memory keeping a month, I always find myself overwhelmed with thankfulness. I regularly look back and think the same thing, "WOW! I did all of THAT?!" It's an awesome feeling.
This positive reaction I frequently experience reminds me of a saying, a sticker that lives on the back of my computer which says, "Gratitude turns everything you have into enough."
SPRING BUCKET LIST
I am a Happy Planner, not just because I own one, but rather the fact that I've been working in one for the past three years, and it has made me, literally, a HAPPY planner.
I love the dual meaning of this product! I love that when you intentionally invest time into it, you become the title!
One of the ways you can become a HAPPY planner is by, 1. (For the sake of this blog post) OWNING a Happy Planner®️ - derrrrr. ;) And 2. By taking The Happy Planner®️ and making it your own! The possibilities are truly endless with this system. You just gotta try and think outside the box a bit.
Spring is just a few days away! It may, or may not look like it outside of your window. Regardless, it’s ALMOST Spring!
You see, it’s not because I love Spring so much that I'm super excited about this seasonal shift, but rather the fact that it’s a NEW season, a NEW chapter. We have these AWESOME built-in reminders, reminding us of 'new beginnings', a bit of permission to hit that RESET button. It’s also pretty stinkin' cool that nature also sees the need to change. Nature hits RESET as well. We should probably take note.
It's almost SPRING. YAY! I love Spring. It's not too cold and it's not too hot!
I wanted to take advantage of this NEW season to do a little SPRING CLEANING from the INSIDE - OUT. It's my hope that this simple 7 DAY Challenge will give both me and YOU the opportunity to LET GO of the things in our life that no longer serve us. It might be physical, emotional, or mental. Whatever it is, if it's not serving you, LET IT GO.
Spring Cleaning... It's totally a THING. Each year I grow less organized, and less clean. I am not proud of this. Each year things get a little more crazy, a little more busy. And when all is said and done, I'm left with a mess. Don't get me wrong, I WANT to clean, I WANT to get organized... I even want to go to the extreme to de-clutter and get rid of EVERYTHING. LOL. But don't worry, I'm not going to toss everything in the trash. I literally can't afford that!
HOW you begin your day DETERMINES the direction of your day. Well, for the most part. This isn’t completely black and white, there is some grey area of course.
I have definitely been experimenting with routine. How to build a routine, what works and what doesn’t work. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed with all the to-do’s, the plans, work life vs. personal life, and so on.
WHAT'S IN HANNAH'S PLANNER BAG?
Wanna know what the BIGGEST kill-joy is?! Comparison. BOY, OH BOY. Do I wish I could take comparison by the pigtails and toss it out out of this world (you know that scene in Matilda with Miss Trunchbull? The little girl with the pigtails? Anyways, watch the movie if you don’t know what I’m talking about!)
HAPPY MEMORY KEEPING™ IT ALL
These are a few of my favorite things… when then *screeching halt* Sorry, I had too. I was a Musical Theatre major in college, but ANYWAYS that’s a whole other conversation!
Today I want to talk to you about MY FAVORITES that are always include in my PLANNER BAG!
HANNAH'S VLOG - JANUARY GOAL CHECK IN
Happy Memory Keeping™ has TOTALLY been my JAM these days! After months of investing into this planner full of memories, I find myself blown away by all the HAPPY. Even the ‘blah’ times I try to document, and I find myself grateful for those moments as well.
The fact is… life is, well… life. And it’s not always easy. There isn’t always going to be HAPPY memory to document. The Happy Memory Keeping™ system has challenged me to find gratitude in each day. The Happy Memory Keeping™ system keeps me accountable.
‘There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy!’ I’m sure you’ve heard this saying. And I totally believe it’s true, but do I always ACT like I believe it?
TRY SOMETHING NEW!
Stephanie KILLED IT with her first VLOG. OMG so much fun!
I am excited for MY very first VLOG evaaaaa! This was FUN and VERY different for me.
I hope you enjoy my weirdness + realness.
(LOTS of uh's, um's, awkward pauses, and a BUNCH of random ISH. #sorrynotsorry!)
OKAY so I don’t want to give it all away so make sure to WATCH my VLOG... BUT...
...here are the cliff notes: When I set my goals for 2018 I decide that my focus was going to be BUDGETING, along with the few others. I am still PLANNING on working on my budget during this “special season”...
THREE TIPS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED
In last weeks Plan With Me (which is still available for your viewing pleasure on our YouTube channel) I talked about getting started! I gave you #plannerbabes THREE very simple tips...
1. Start somewhere!
2. Don’t compare yourself to others.
3. Have FUN!
And I guess we can throw another one there...
4. Try something NEW!
DON'T GET COMFORTABLE UNTIL...
I meet so many women that look at The Happy Planner® and say, “This is all really cute and everything, but I don’t have time for all of ‘this.’” This response is TOTALLY understandable IF (and this is a big IF) the goal here was to always create a beautifully curated Happy Planner® spread that was color coordinated, had perfect hand-writing, and a little icon next to each to-do. But it’s not… like at all. The goal is...
'Don’t get comfortable until you can get comfortable.' These words have been ringing in my head the last few days. I’ve found myself exhausted, it’s just that time of year where everything picks up for various reasons, and it seems like I’m constantly trying to play catch-up. Because of the craziness that tends to bring during holiday season, it’s so easy for me to want to check-out before it’s time to really “check-out.”
'Don’t get comfortable before you can get comfortable.' These words still speak something to me... but what do they really mean?
Well, for example, the other day I heard these words after a SUPER long day at work. I came home to a really messy room, and all I wanted to do was throw everything into one big pile, take of my shoes and just call it. Okay, so...
Hey everyone! I’m Hannah Joy Schwartz, Manager of Marketing and Social Media here at me & my BIG ideas®, home of The Happy Planner®. I am so excited to share with you today just a LITTLE BIT about me + why I love The Happy Planner® SO much!
People often ask, “Is your name ‘Hannah’ or ‘Hannah Joy’?” After I tell them “It’s just Hannah!” they often follow with the question, “Oh! Then why do you use your middle name so often?” Good question! I'll tell ya... ;) I really love my middle name! (Thanks Mom!) Daily I strive to be joyful in ALL circumstances. Life is too short to let life’s lows get ya down. I know, easier said than done. Let’s be real… We are ALL human, and fall short each day. There is a reason...