Top tips to set up your Ponderlily Planner (Part I)

It’s the beginning of a new year and the time to focus on your goals. Writing out your goals, dreams and life reflections alongside your schedule, errands and to-do list allows you to critically acclaim this balance and ensure you’re getting everything that you need to live your life the way you’d like to. Your brand new Ponderlily planner is here to help you achieve your aspirations. Grab a cup of tea and let’s delve a little further in. Here are some top tips to help you get started setting up your dated Ponderlily planner! 

Inspiration Board

Time to get inspired! Use this space in whatever way feels good to you. Use it as a mood board, a mind map, a place to write personal positive affirmations and your dreams. What inspires you and what will motivate you for the year?  Add a special touch to a mood board, or hold treasured memories in your journal with our NEW Washi Tape Set!


Explore & Experience Section

What would you like to explore and experience this year? What will make 2019 spectacular? Here, we encourage you to keep a wanderlist of places to visit, people to meet, causes you would like to support, or moments to celebrate in 2019. It could be small or huge — the contents of this list will be unique to you!

Monthly Roadmap

Bring focus back to your goals on a monthly basis by breaking them down- in order to give yourself the ability for continual reflection and a focus on wellness. As you set your intentions for next month, make sure to go over your Inspiration board to get really clear on your dreams to make them happen.


Monthly roadmap

Monthly Spread

This is a simple calendar view on two pages to give you ample space to write. I write key business and personal dates I need to be aware of during the month in the monthly spread of my planner. If there’s a particular project I want to complete, I use the Focus section as a reminder. I revisit the monthly spread of my planner every week to make sure I’m not forgetting important dates.

Weekly spread

Here at Ponderlily we believe that setting the right tone to your day is super important. With focus on the daily intentions and how they're not just for 'woo' but can be both inspirational and/or an area where you can write priorities. Our weekly spread has space for you ‘to do’ life, your way. Have you noticed our to-do section is just the right size? We want you to set achievable and sustainable expectations of your week, we got you.

weekly spread

 The ‘Positive habits’, ‘Notes’ and especially ‘Reasons to celebrate!’ sections are gentle reminders. A sound life-work balance is key to physical, mental and spiritual health. Throughout your week, feel free to write down the top 3 things you're grateful for: from your health, to important people in your life, to opportunities or important lessons learned!

Lastly, but certainly not least, our Recharge box is a key element of our weekly spread. Here, you can write down things that you’ll look forward to which aren’t necessarily time-bound - but that we want you to remember that you need to restore your energy and that it’s just as important (if not more) than the appointments on your agenda.

In a nutshell, there’s no wrong way to use our planner. It has been designed to be flexible enough to be in a way that suits your lifestyle, so feel free to jump right in and make it yours.

We’d love to know how you're using the Ponderlily planner! Tag us in your planner photo on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to be featured. If you'd like to drop us a line instead, email It's always nice to hear from you!

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