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Papier’s tips for summer planning

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Papier’s tips for summer planning

Bright skies, long days, balmy nights. Summer’s here, and with it, a desire to escape our desks – even just for a day. From lush green fields to glistening sea shores, the highlights of summer start with planning on paper.

From mapping out travel plans and places to see to leaving blank pages to reflect on the best bits, here’s how a new notebook could hold the start of your summer adventure, wherever it takes you.

Manifest your dream summer days

Notebooks are the best place to start a fresh season. Full of blank pages just waiting to be written, there’s no better opportunity to let your imagination run wild. Start with a mind map, and sporadically jot down words that’ll inspire your best summer yet, plus the people and places that it wouldn’t be complete without. It’s a good way to figure out what you really want to get out of the months ahead before you begin packing your diary with more finalised plans.

Or dare to dream big by jotting down one or two personal goals you’d love to achieve before autumn arrives – this is your space to manifest all the magic that lay ahead.


Plot out plans for day trips and adventures

Now you’ve established the theme of your summer, it’s a great time to start turning those words into plans. If your manifestation doodles look like lots of time out in nature, find a few garden trips or woodland walks you’d love to take. Or if you’ve discovered that days filled with music and dancing are more your thing, be sure to book some festivals and nights out. The best part of manifesting before you start planning is that your summer feels like it’s truly designed by you, not booked out with obligations before it’s begun.

Ready to tackle each plan in-depth? Our travel journals are your next destination. With pages for six journeys and space to break down the essentials like budget planning and packing lists, they also include space to record your best memories.

Write to-dos and checklists for the season

A notebook is your new best friend when it comes to ticking off summer to-dos. Whether it’s supermarket shopping lists for summer garden gatherings, or checking off sights you’ve seen on a city break, notebook pages are here to keep you on track. And it’s not just checklists – notebooks are a great space to write out itineraries, restaurant recommendations and any handy travel tips you don’t want to forget.

And while planning is fun, a notebook leaves space for spontaneity too – without the restraints of a dedicated diary. Although, if you’re looking for something undated – our daily planners are the perfect pairing (should you have space in your hand luggage for both!)

Set out new visions for work and well-being goals

Away from busy weeknights and plan-filled weekends, summer is a great time to re-evaluate your personal direction. With the warmer days often bringing with them a sense of calm and new perspective, why not try to reset bad habits and pick up some new ones that feel both nourishing and exciting?

Think about your day-to-day routine, and consider what you might like to implement to benefit your wellness and work goals. Perhaps it’s a plan to take your passion project full-time, or maybe it's as simple as starting each day with a moment of mindfulness. Whatever your goals, find a little time towards the start of the season to pen them on the page, then detail how you’ll make it happen.


A notebook to reminisce on a summer to remember

A notebook is the perfect place to let words flow. Whether you choose lined, bullet or plain pages, there’s something for however you best express yourself on paper. Use your notebook as a space for reflection – jotting memories and feelings at the end of a trip or details of a special day you want to remember forever. Doing so will help you stay present, and appreciate the value of each summer memory as it happens.

Ready, set, summer. Choose a notebook to start planning a season to remember.

Your summer starts here

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