I was both sceptical and excited when Mål Paper got in touch with me to ask me to review one of their lovely daily goal setter planners. Excited because I love stationery and notebooks. I always keep them neatly on a shelf so I can admire their beauty but rarely get around to writing in them. I have big plans and little follow through. Sceptical because I am incredibly disorganised, I have tried planners and journals in the past and given up with them all pretty quickly (see? No follow through).
I liked the sound of the Mål Paper journal because you add your own days in, you aren’t tied to writing in it every day and its less about what you should be doing and more what you’d like to do – basically, it’s for your goals.
The Daily Goal Setter will set you back £20.95 and is available on their website. Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
The word Mål, pronounced ‘mo-l’, means goal in Swedish.We also take inspiration from the Scandinavian clean and clutter-free way of living. As a result, Mål Paper designs and produces stylish, simplistic and effective stationery that helps us to be more productive by focusing our minds on the most important tasks.Our range of products is the result of seeking a solution to solve the common problem of jumping from one task to the next, without prioritising them or even completing the previous task. We were tired of having countless ‘to-do’ lists on notepads, notebooks and journals that did nothing more than complicate our goals and tasks further, to the point of feeling overwhelmed and uninspired to hold ourselves accountable.Our mission is simple. Focus on creating products that give the user clarity on what they want to achieve with a clear path on how to get there, all while promoting a positive mindset to carry over on to their daily activities.
Firstly, it is hardback and nice and compact. It can easily fit into your bag so you can take it with you. Because it’s hardback, you don’t run the risk of it getting tatty and scruffy either which I really like.
I really like how it’s set up and laid out. The first few pages give you an idea of how to set effective goals, routines, affirmations and tasks. I never set realistic goals, for example: I tell myself that I want to lose 2 stone in 6 months. For me, that’s not realistic so I set myself up for crippling guilt and disappointment. A more effective and realistic goal for would be to lose 4 lbs in a month. The Mål Paper journal explains how you can set a goal that is more achievable. The journal is set out into sections to cover your goals, routines, tasks and affirmations and is designed to last you 6 months (if you use it every day).
There is plenty of space to write in, with a manageable amount of lines for your tasks. I like this, it doesn’t feel like I have an overwhelming amount of things to do. There is space to review the week at the bottom. You could jot down what helped you to get through your tasks, or what hindered you. Popping it down this way would help you to recognise any patterns which I think is great.
As you move through the journal, there are pages to write your daily affirmations on. You might write
I am enough
There are nice spaces to write what you are grateful for that day as well.
There are nice touches throughout the journal like motivational or inspirational quotes. You have page ribbons for marking the different sections you are using. There’s a folder flap in the back of the book, you could keep stickers or things you may want to keep handy in here – notes or receipts. That kind of thing.
I really like the Mål Paper Daily Goal Setter and I am trying to use it effectively. By breaking it up into sections and letting you plot achievable goals I can see how the journal would really help with your organisation. I like the idea of sitting and writing in it before bedtime, as a way of mind dumping I guess. Get your gratitude, affirmations, good things about the day down and then spend a few minutes planning tomorrow in an effective way.
The Mål Paper is pretty to look at, well made and useful. What more could you want?
I’d like to thank the guys over at Mål Paper for sending me their Daily Goal Setter in exchange for my honest review.
How do you get organised? Do you think something like this would help you? Get in touch below!