I picked up my diary from Sainsburys, I did have a look on Paperchase and other good stationery websites but I couldn't find anything I liked the look of! This was a bargain though, it is usually £8 but I got it for £4 on a sale they were having. It is absolutely perfect for me, it has enough space for me to write my daily tasks and to-do lists, and having lots of sections to write different information on. I like a big enough diary to write comfortably in, but I also like to carry it around so this is the perfect size!
I start off organising my diary by planning my week ahead, typically on a Sunday night. I don't know why, but this prepares me for what I have to do and what is coming up in the week so I can get ready for it. For example, I usually plan what nights I will revise and what nights I have after school clubs so I can get my equipment ready!
There is a birthday section in the back of the diary, so I list peoples birthdays off the top of my head down there! If someone tells me what date their birthday is, then I will jot it down in the appropriate section so I won't forget to buy them a card or a present. This makes me feel so much relaxed knowing I won't be the one who awkwardly says they have left the present at home...
The planner has a day to day view, so I list everything I need to do in it and things I need to remember. I also list things that I need to pass on to other people, such as some school dates to my mum or a piece of homework that my friend was absent in etc. This helps me remember important things so I don't look like an idiot when the occasion actually rolls around!
Finally, there is a notes section at the back of my diary which I use for my birthday wishlist and blog post ideas! I did try having two separate notebooks for my blog planning, but I found myself just using my diary instead because it was just so much easier! I just jot down any ideas that I have and could produce into blog posts, and I will flick through when I am writing and photographing blog posts!
How do you organise your diary?