Blog Intro: Sarah

Blog Intro: Sarah

by: Sarah

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah and I am behind the Instagram account @sarahannplans. I joined the planner community about two years ago and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love seeing how creative people can be in their planners and seeing everyone's different styles is really fun as well. I'm also incredibly grateful for all of the amazing friends I've made since I started planning.

As you'll notice from the pictures I will be posting my planning style has gone through many changes over the past two years. I started off in an Erin Condren vertical and then switched to a personal planner which I alternated with a Recollections vertical.

Some of my favorite layouts in my personal planner!

After learning about the Traveler's Notebook setup I decided to try it out for myself and I was completely hooked. I loved trying new inserts and I found a style that I loved and that fit my needs.

My favorite TN layouts!

As much as I love my traveler's notebook I missed having big beautiful layouts to look at. In addition, I figured out a way to make them more functional for me. While I started planning as a way to combine functionality with beauty, it has become so much more than that for me.

As someone that struggles with several mental illnesses I've found that it is crucial for me to stay on top of my mental health and I've decided that it includes tracking it in my planner. I've decided that my Erin Condren will be a way for me to do just that, combining my monthly view with my weekly layouts as a way for me to take a step back and notice some trends in my mental health and how I'm feeling.

Above you'll see I've laid out the framework of my August monthly view in my Erin Condren with my new goals in mind. I am working on July now and I can't wait to show you how it comes out! I hope you'll join me back here as I have so much to share with you. Mental health is such an important topic to discuss and I'm really excited to be able to get some conversations started with these posts!

I would love to hear what you thinking about planning as it relates to mental health and self care in your life. Please feel free to comment below!

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l use planning as a form of self care- I love decorating my spreads! Plus memory planning is a way that I kind of journal- make sure I focus on the positive things that are happening in my life. :)


Thanks so much everyone! I’m so glad that you liked the post. I love to see that others have used planning to help manage their mental health and as a form of self care <3 I can’t wait to share more!


I can’t wait to see more of your layouts! They are always so gorgeous!


Thanks for sharing Sarah! I found a way to monitor anxiety trends in my planner about a year ago and the mindfulness of the act has been super helpful for me, not a cure, but definitely a big help. I can’t wait to check back on your blog posts and keep the conversation going <3


Great post Sarah!! Planning is so wonderful for my mental health as well. That’s the main reason I do it! I look forward to your future posts!


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