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Tips for getting the most out of your diary

Goals, wishes and well-made plans await

Tips for getting the most out of your diary

A new year marks the best time to turn over a fresh page, and there’s no better place to start than in a calendar diary. Take note of important dates and occasions, jot down wishes and goals you haven’t yet spoken out loud, and find space to manifest goals for your best year yet.

We’ve created a guide to help you step into every new month with a bright perspective, including tips and tricks to make putting pen to paper a resolution you can keep.

Get started and plan ahead

Our 2024 diary helps you look forward from every angle. First, get started by choosing a design that’ll inspire the next twelve months, then add personalised touches like your name, a phrase or favourite quote. Once your new diary has made its way from us to you, put pen to page and add your personal info – like your address and number should your diary take an unexpected journey of its own. From there, the year is yours. We like to assign a cosy afternoon to plot important dates, goals, and key events for the year to get ahead.

With overviews of the year in full and monthly pages to highlight dates in more detail, scribble key plans for the next four weeks in a handy To See & Do column. It’s the perfect place to plan day trips, coffee catch-ups or chores you’ve been avoiding to hold yourself accountable.

Start each month with new goals

Some say you have to see it to believe it, and that’s never been truer than letting goals flow in ink. Take your boldest, most brilliant plans from thought to page in a set space dedicated to goals, little or large. It might be as simple as setting time aside to meditate, fitting a daily walk into your routine, or starting a new gym class. Or maybe your goals are game changers – like switching careers, studying a new subject, or travelling the world. Whatever they are, set aims without pressure and see the bigger picture by breaking goals down into smaller, more manageable steps as each month becomes the next chapter in your life’s story.

Papier diary

Create lists for wants and wishes

Dare to dream by putting your wishes in a list each and every month. Sitting down with pen to paper to think about what you really want, hope for, and need is a great way to filter out the noise and define your priorities from the 1st to the 31st. Whether that’s setting time aside for a weekly yoga class or buying that little treat you’ve been thinking about since payday, it’s time to make it happen.

A space for all your important dates and people

Make sure technology doesn’t let you down by putting your most important dates and contacts in one place. Note down details in pages created for your don’t-forget occasions, or write the names and numbers of the ones you’d call in a crisis. There’s space for the addresses you need to remember too, so spontaneous gifts and cards that’ll make them smile can stay a surprise.

Papier diary on a table

Pages that are there when you need them

Sometimes, we all like a little extra room. In your 2024 diary, empty your mind on a mix of blank, lined and dotted pages – ideal for notes that need more space. A place for your deskside reminders, scribbles on the move, or sketches that illustrate the words you can’t find, there to spark future thoughts that may have otherwise passed you by.

Start planning new memories today. Make magic moments happen each month of the year with your pick of our 2024 diaries.

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