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Spring Clean Your Planner

If you made some new year’s resolutions, how are they going? Have you been making progress, or going in circles? Let’s have a spring clean. If you’re using a bespoke paper planner, such as a bullet journal, here are a few questions to ask yourself as you check-in with your goals:

  • Are you using your planner? And, maybe a better question - do you look forward to using it? If you set up your planner and haven’t looked at it since, we need to figure out why that fuse fizzled. Changing habits can be difficult. The brain resists travelling off it’s well-worn path! Make your planner worthwhile, make it fun, and make time to use it!

  • Are your pages working for you? It can be hard to change direction, especially if it means pages half-filled in or totally abandoned. You may find that you need to change up your approach every once in awhile to stay effective or to keep the journey interesting. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Forgive yourself. Turn the page. Your planner is a tool, and in this case it has helped you to move forward. Leave the page as a reminder of your journey, or rip the old page out and start fresh. This process is all about what works for you.

  • Have you gotten sh*t done? Every quarter year is a great time to look back in your journal and see how far you’ve come. Check off all the things! Let go of anything that is no longer relevant! We often reach a goal and come up with a new finish line without celebrating that victory. Take a bit of time to congratulate yourself. You’re doing a great job.

If you’re new to Planning on Paper, I hope you’ll be able to join us on Saturday, April 27 at Gotamago’s studio/shop in Toronto! We’ll start from a blank notebook and build a system that’ll grow and change with you. Details and registration can be found at Gotamago’s site.

Shop small, shop local

Where to find Edgar and Martha Handmade this December:

Frost Fair - Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am-5pm, Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9, free admission!

“Have some holiday fun with the whole family at historic Fort York. Shop for unique gifts made by local artisans, including jewellery, heritage-inspired reproductions and holiday greenery. Enjoy military and musical demonstrations alongside children's drill sessions, games, crafts and dress-up. Print your own Frost Fair souvenir on a Mackenzie House press. Visit our Volunteer Historic Cooks to sample period recipes and stop by the Heritage Café for lunch.”

Happy to be participating once again at this craft show in a museum. The crowd was mixed between visitors to this historic site and neighbours from the Fort York neighbourhood. Last year we had a primo view of the Morris dancers, and even got to participate in a couple of routines. This year we’ve got our fingers crossed for skating on the Bentway!

Gladstone Hotel Marketplace: Textile Edition - December 16, 2018, 10am-4pm, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6, free admission!

“The Gladstone Hotel invites everyone to get ahead of the shopping rush with our Textile Edition. Vendors will present unique artist-made objects, wearables, fashion accessories, and home decor items for sale. This market will showcase a range of handcrafted textile items in various techniques and price points aimed at holiday gift giving.”

It’s our first time at the Gladstone Marketplace, and we’re excited to be participating in this textile show! Gifts made of cloth and fiber make the best gifts - they symbolize warmth, softness, and protection. Make a day of it and make a check mark next to everyone on your list at the Gladstone, handily located between the West Queen West and Parkdale neighbourhood.