📆 Disc Vs. Disc: The Ultimate #HappyPlanner Disc Size Guide!

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
― Albert Einstein

Hey guys! If you watched the “Why I Love HP” video, linked above, you know one of my fave features of the Happy Planner is the flexibility of their disc system. You might hear the term “rings” and that’s referring to the same thing. Some people like to call them “rings” even though on the MAMBI website it is technically calls them “discs” but to me they’re the same thing so I never bother to correct people because at the end of the day it’s just not worth it.

Speaking of the MAMBI website, as you can see, they have a TON of choices to choose from!!!

How is a Happy Planner supposed to choose?

Well, that’s what this post is for! The ultimate guide to Happy Planner discs. So stay tuned to the end to see them all! Because I mean them ALL! And don’t forget to hit subscribe to join Claire’s Club and hit the bell so you don’t miss one of my new videos posted M-F!

Before we get to the discs, and oh are we going to get to the discs! Let’s first cover the SIZES of the PLANNERS themselves. Because that will help everything make more sense.

So there’s a few different sizes to choose from:

1. Micro (new in 2019) –> 4 mini discs
2. Mini –> 7 mini discs (but you can use the regular discs to expand your planner!)
3. Classic –> 9 regular or expander size discs
4. BIG –> 11 regular or expander size discs
The same sizes apply to the “Happy Notes” too.

FEW that's a LOT of choices right there! Begs the question ... how is a #HappyPlanner to choose? Click To Tweet

Well, I suggest by asking what size planner you want. That depends on what you’re going to use it for!

Some people like the smaller sizes for travelling. The BIG Happy Planner is great for teachers or people with very busy schedules. Me? I’m still obsessed with the Classic Happy Planner with the EXPANDER rings because I love a CHUNKY planner!

I also have a mini that I keep in the car to track my miles as an Uber driver. Or I do when I remember to do so!

So the possibilities are truly endless!

Here’s a close up of each of the discs! I’m 99.999999% sure the mini discs fit the “micro” planner too. As I don’t personally yet own a “micro” planner, I can’t say for certain! But I’m pretty sure because on the shop, they do not have a page for the Micro discs!

So here we go! Onto the discs!

1. Mini Metal (Micro + Mini)
2. Medium Metal (Classic + BIG)
3. Medium Expander Metal (Chunky Classic + BIG Chunky)
4. Mini Plastic Discs (Micro + Mini)
5. Medium Plastic Discs (Classic + BIG)
6. Medium Expander Plastic Discs (Classic Chunky + BIG Chunky)

As mentioned, what size to choose from depends on what you PLAN on using the PLANNER for. See what I did there?

But there will be another video on some ideas for planner uses coming soon, so hit subscribe because Wednesday’s are Planner Talk Wednesday’s! If you’re obsessed with all things planners like I am, hit subscribe so you don’t miss out!

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That’s all for today y’all, don’t forget to conquer busyness + do more! If you need help with the conquering busyness part, make sure you visit my services page to hire me to be your personal planner! There’s 24 hours to make your dreams come true and it is possible!

But until next time, happy planning!

Claire

⏳How to Be Creative When You’re ~#SOBusy~!

Hey guys! Happy Monday!

You know, I’m in the business of time. My obsession with time came from my research of time travel, I had to research — or attempt to research — temporal physics for my time travel novel the Quest of the Prodigy. And let me tell you, that’s a true headache in the making, trying to understand temporal physics!

But the thing is, you don’t need to be an expert in temporal physics to master the time you have on Earth. And that’s why I got in the business of time management! Because I believe EVERYONE is deserving to have a well balanced and creative life.

And that’s just it, isn’t it? Balance.

Deep down we already know how to have that so called balance. We know how to squeeze creativity into your day. But what ifI told you: you can work your day AROUND creativity! No time travel necessary!

While it’ll take more than one post to show you how, let me tell you: #creativeproblems no more is possible! By working your day around creativity, you’ll feel ten times more satisfied with each day! Here’s four actionable steps to get you started!

These steps are designed to get you in the creative spirit, so you can spend less time worrying about not being creative and more time doing!

Step 1) Get Passionate!!!

A. Surround yourself with your fave things! Make a list of things that make you happy. If you can, fill the room with as much of them as possible. This will spark creativity just by moving your eyeballs around the room! When you’re happy, you’re more creative!

What makes you happy? Listing them down is helpful! Keep your “happy list” handy so when you’re feeling down or discouraged you can refer back to that list and be reminded how much in the world doesn’t suck!

B. Talk about Creativity on Twitter!

Talking about creativity is an amazing way to spark some creativity. If you’re like me and don’t have any creative friends in real life, Twitter is an amazing community to get involved with! Like when I’m in a rut for my writing, tweeting about #AmWriting always gets me inspired! The best part about using Twitter is there’s a hashtag for everything! If you’re more of a visual person, Instagram is also a great choice to get your creativity vibe going!

It’s very therapeutic to discuss what you love on Twitter. Remember that happy list you made? You can talk about anything on there, too! Doesn’t have to be just about your current projects. Having a community of people who love the same things as you makes your “weird” activity (like writing) feel totally normal! And trust me, having a support community is so, so invaluable!
If you don’t know how to start on Twitter, the best thing is to simply jump right in! Twitter is my fave because every conversation tweeted is an open invitation to either ReTweet (share) or Comment. There’s no pressure or anything like that! Whatever your passion, there’s almost a guarantee there’s a community behind it (or hashtag) and if not — you can start your own!

C. And then, if you’re still feeling stuck … remember why you started! You started for a reason. Something, some kind of spark struck a cord with you! Some memory of when you first was introduced to the thing you love to do! Recall that memory. Recall that feeling. That feeling of first discovery is so, so important. And the best part is, it doesn’t have to go away. You can reflect on that feeling any time you want! And I find when I’m in a creative rut, reflecting on that first spark always gets me motivated!

Step 2) Right Playlist = Right Mood!

Create a playlist via Spotify, Apple Music or Pandora that’s *just* for your creativity! Music is a huge asset when it comes to getting in the right headspace for your project. For example, every story I’m working on, one of the first things I do is create a playlist for that particular project! I imagine my project as if a TV show or movie, and my playlist is the soundtrack. And then, when I get stuck, all I have to do is listen to that playlist to get back into the spirit! It doesn’t always work, because creative block is real. But it certainly helps the majority of the time!

What kind of music gets you in the creative groove? Drop a comment and let’s chat!

Step 3) Set Realistic Goals!

So, I feel like this one is self explanatory, but I also feel like this is a lesson that’s easily forgotten. Like I feel that it’s rather easy on social media to feel like we have to “one up” each other on “doneness”. Productivity is not a competition. Productivity is not a game. Productivity is not a race. Productivity is a sprint. And your only competition is yourself! But just enjoy the process. Focus on what you’re achieving, day by day. After all, comparison is the thief of joy! Another lesson that’s easily forgotten. Just work on your project a little bit at a time. Even twenty minutes a day is better than nothing! Not only will that help you create good creative habits, but it will also help you improve your talent!

Step 4)Feel Physically Good!

Speaking of good habits, feeling good is imperative to being creative. Whether it’s eating right, working out or simply wearing comfortable clothing; feeling good is important to the creative mind. It bestows confidence on you and gives you energy. Try journaling on how you’re feeling each day, so you can keep track of what kind of activities or behaviors makes you feel the best.

And that’s it for today! Obviously a lot to talk about this subject, so check out my website if you need a helping hand on balancing your life! Because my productivity services are totally affordable and will be the game-changer you need to get your shit together! I believe in you! You got this! But having a little help goes a long way on preserving your sanity & energy! Let’s work together!

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