Ahhhh… planners. A gift from the organisation gods. I’ve never been very organised but I didn’t think it mattered much, that is, until college. As a college student, especially if you’re a freshie, things can get hectic very quickly. It’s a huge transition from high school where your teachers constantly
nag remind you of your homework, to college where the only reminder you get is when your friends tell you how stressed they are about having to hand in the assignment in two days, in which you’d be like, “WAIT. WHAT!?”. Been there, done that! After that, I picked up my first planner, which saved me from a ton of missed tests and assignments. So today I partnered up with Mossery, to give you 5 Reasons Why Every College Student Needs a Planner! I also have a 15% discount code for you guys at the bottom of this post!
Mossery is a Malaysian brand that was founded in 2011 to create stationery that aims to inspire people around the world to unleash their creativity and to be productive. They sell gorgeous stationery like planners, notebooks, sketchbooks, greeting cards, and accessories. What’s cool about Mossery is that, not only do they have a variety of different designs, but their planners and notebooks are customisable! You can choose a custom name on the cover, where you can put in your name, or a word that inspires you, etc. Their planners have five different text paper options, where you can choose if you want a weekly or monthly planner, and if you want lines or grids.
You can check out the variety of different planner designs on their website, the one I have is called Watermelon. I actually have my eyes set on the gorgeous Biscuit Blue design, but I’m still contemplating if I actually need two different planners, lol. Back to the topic at hand, here are 5 Reasons Why Every College Student Needs a Planner!
1. Time Management & Stress Relief
College is the time when you join different clubs, socialise, and have fun! How hard can that be, right? Well, with classes and assignments, and tests, and of course, the dreaded finals, it wouldn’t be too long before you say “I just don’t have time for that!” to sports, clubs, and events. This is the main reason why you need a planner! When you don’t plan your days in advance, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have time for anything. But I promise you, plan out and write down everything you need to do, and you’ll see that you have time. Sometimes it sounds like a lot, but when you break it down and plan it out, it really isn’t as bad as it seems!
2. Increase Your Productivity with To-Do Lists
With the Mossery Weekly Planners, you can plan out your daily tasks. In this section, I like to list down what I need to do each day, and highlight the most important tasks. You can definitely just list them down according to importance, but I love adding colour to everything. Besides my to-do list, I also have a little checklist of daily “goals” that I’m trying to reach. Now I don’t know if it’s just me, but when there’s a checklist, I WANT TO CHECK THEM ALL. The to-do list increases my productivity while the checklist helps me meet mini-goals!
3. Never Forget An Assignment or Test Again
I don’t know how many times my planner has helped me in remembering the due dates of assignments and reports. When the lecturer tells us the due dates of assignments or test dates, I used to just try to remember it. Or put it in the notes section on my phone, which I will eventually forget I did. Of course, important dates are available in your unit guide, but how many of us actually read the unit guide? The Mossery planners have a monthly planner page where you can put in all the important events in that month! I put in all my due dates here and I check this page religiously to make sure I don’t forget!
4. Be Inspired and Reach Your Goals!
The Mossery planners have a “Plan” page for each month where you can write down huge projects that need to be done that month. I use this page for goals, though! As you can see, I put in some college goals and also personal goals, like lose 5 pounds, drink more water, etc. Below every weekly planning page in the Mossery planner, there is an inspirational quote to help you keep going when you’re feeling blah. I love that they added this section and it just makes me love my planner more. Each week’s quote is different and always so motivational.
5. Planners. Are. So. Gorgeous!
Maybe it’s just me, but when something looks this pretty, I just want to use it more. There probably is some sort of scientific or psychological experiment for this. There is literally so many different planner designs out there in the world, that there is bound to be one for everyone. Mossery has a ton of different designs that range from girly to chic (Use my code BEAUTYNERD15 for 15% off!). I mean, who doesn’t like pretty things? When you love it, you use it more, which in turn helps you stay organised! Win-win, right? 😉
Those are the 5 Reasons Why Every College Student Needs a Planner. Seriously, it’s college-life-saving. Hopefully I’ve convinced you! Trust me, you’ll thank me a month down the road! If you’re looking for an amazing, affordable planner that is super gorgeous, check out Mossery.
Mossery Planners retail for $23, but you can get it for less than $20 at 15% off with my code, “BEAUTYNERD15″, valid till November 23 2016.
I hope this post was helpful to you if you weren’t sure if you needed a planner for college! Planners can be used for so many different things, not just college, but for work, blogging, etc. If you feel like your life is a little bit disorganised, maybe it’s time for a planner? 🙂 Do you use a planner? What’s your favourite thing about using a planner? Let me know in the comments down below!
Thanks for reading, xoxo