I am not the most organised of scatterbrains. But in the same way that wearing matching underwear gives me a false sense of control over my life, buying new stationery fills me with optimism and drive. I will be the queen of projects. A woman who gets stuff done. With my loyal girl gang of fluorescent Russian Dolls, I will highlight my way to success.
Highlighter set from Paperchase
En route to success I will undoubtedly spend a fortune because have you SEEN the dresses?? But the beauty of stationery is that you don’t have to blow your pay packet to get that shopping high. A reasonably priced notebook gives me a retail thrill without the usual accompanying feelings of guilt and being a disappointment to my mother.
Some stationery is so gorgeous I don’t want to mess it up by actually using it, tarnishing its pristine appearance with my unruly scribblings and frantic crossings out. Wilko’s Forget Me Not range falls into this category. It’s just so pretty! The picture perfect 1950s lady encourages me to stay inside the lines and wear more ribbons in my hair.
Like many procrastinators, I love making lists of all the things I’m not going to do today. This pad is so swanky though, I don’t want to let it down by not blitzing my tasks. Brightly coloured tick boxes motivate me.
To Do List pad from Not On The High Street
Now I’ve aced “finding beautiful stationery”, I’m already feeling more sorted. Everything’s going to be fine. I have marker pens shaped like lipsticks now.