Always Reach Your Goals With The Paper Parlour

Always Reach Your Goals With The Paper Parlour

Have you ever heard of The Paper Parlour? No? Well, you are missing out. Good for you, I am here to fix this! The Paper Parlour is a retailer of cards, stationery, gift and craft supplies from a large panel of unmissable brands. In other words, The Paper Parlour is heaven for craft makers and note takers. And their Instagram is absolutely gorgeous!

They have also been the kindest and sent me this gorgeous pink & gold planner from The Happiness Planner. I won’t waste time telling you how pretty the planner is, you can see that by yourself. Instead, I will tell you why it’s the most awesome planner you could ever get! It is so great because it helps you focus on what makes you happy and fulfill your goals and ambitions! How? By helping you cultivate happiness by embracing the power of positive thinking, mindfulness, gratitude, and self-development.

You’ll find below my tips to always reach your goals, using The Happiness Planner to help you!

1. Set realistic and specific goals
Having goals is great. It means you are ambitious and have a purpose in life. However, being over-optimistic and overestimating your abilities might lead to failure. Failures can be both a hit to self-confidence great lessons though. Just remember: you do not need to do everything in one day. Indeed, you just need to know where you want to go, how and why. If you need to do little steps to get there, then fine. We are all different. Never compare. Small victories often lead to bigger ones. Experience helps a lot and sometimes, well, you need to start smaller and let time do its magic. The Happiness Planner help you to keep track of your achievements, the lesson you learnt, what you want from life and where you want to go!

2. Set goals in writing
The act of writing your goals down make them real and tangible. You have no excuse to forget about them. When you write your goals on paper, remember that the wording is as important as the intention. Use “will” instead of “would” because you will, as in you are going to do it. With your goals written down, you can’t lose track of them and you can cross them off your list when you reach them. How satisfying is that?! In The Happiness Planner, you have posters to write down your goals, reflection, résolutions and visions and stick them to the wall. You can also break down your goals month by month with monthly plans!

3. Take a step back
What does make you you? What are your biggest achievements so far? Then, what have you done that you are proud of? Where could you improve? What could you change in your life? I am no fan of using fate and destiny as justification for what happens in my life. I am convinced that my choices drive my life. So if I failed somewhere, I might have done something wrong. Taking a step back, you can see where you made mistakes and how to avoid them in the future. You can also build on your previous accomplishments to go further in life. You’ve had successes, you can be proud and show the world. The Happiness planner comes really handy here too because you can list your strengths, weaknesses, the qualities and habits you want to improve, the lessons you’ve learnt, etc. It is all so that you can be your best self!

4. Focus on the happy things
The Happiness planner helps you list what makes you happy and unhappy. It should be rather easy to figure that out, right? Maybe not so actually. As a matter of fact, we might be so used to things we dislike or make us unhappy that we just consider them part of life and don’t think further. WRONG! It obviously depends on the context and it is often easier said than done. If you’re not happy at work, the obvious solution is to find a new job but it’s not that easy. On the contrary, if you go to the gym just for the sake of it, then just stop and find another way to be healthy: bike to work, eat healthier, cut out sugar, etc. Life is short and not worth it if you are miserable. You won’t be able to get rid off all the things or persons that make you unhappy. However, you can still increase your happiness by doing more things that make you happy. List them and do them more often. You’re overall level of happiness will influence all aspects of your life. You’ll be more motivated, more creative, more productive, etc.

5. Always be positive
As mentioned above, I do believe things happen in my life because of my choices. However, I must admit that sometimes, timing is important and things might happen for a reason. Which is why I might fail. But it does not mean I will not succeed in the end. Failure can teach you great lessons and help you in a way you would have never expected. In 1997, Apple was close to bankruptcy and see where they are now! Optimism and positivism are contagious, but so are stress and pessimism. Thus, make sure you surround yourself with positive, like-minded and supportive people that will understand, encourage and motivate you no matter what. We all need others to believe in us and help us believe in ourselves.

I hope this will help you set objectives and achieve your goals. And if you use a gorgeous planner that lays out a happiness roadmap for you, then even better! Bonus:it is so instagrammable! 😆


Have you ever been on The Paper Parlour website? If yes, I am sure you might have given in considering how many beautiful goodies they have! If no, well you’re missing out and should go right away! What about The Happiness Planner? How do you find it? How do you set up goals and make sure you achieve them?

Thank you for reading. I hope you liked this post.

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne

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76 Comments

  1. July 5, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful! I have to get one of these! I love the positivity of it!

  2. July 5, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    How have I not heard of this before!?!? Although I do have a happiness planner and I absolutely adore it! Defo going to check the website out!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk / foodandbakertravels.co.uk

  3. July 5, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I just had a quick look at their website and from what I have seen from a quick scroll is some goodness. I have seen the happiness planner a lot in the blogosphere at the moment. Setting realistic and specific goals are something that I have been working on this week as I no longer am at university. I need to save and apply for post grad jobs. Great read,
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

  4. July 5, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I’m all about the planners! Although I have to admit I’m not too good about the whole “realistic” and so on thing when setting goals – might have to take your advise on that one 🙂

  5. July 5, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Love this post! I really want to get one of the happiness planners. I really like the tips you’ve left

    Katie May xo
    http://www.ktmy.co.uk

  6. July 5, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    This is so pleasing to look at, the happiness planner looks amazing! Xx

  7. July 5, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    This stationary is beeeeautiful! Some great tips! I’m terrible at setting goals for myself but I can see that it’s such a good idea xx

  8. July 5, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    OMG this sounds absolutely incredible! I have to look into this!

    Abigail | chasingmydesire.com

  9. July 5, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    This is such a great idea! I will definitely have to check them out!

  10. July 5, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I loved loved loved this post! And oh my gosh, their stationary is absolutely insanely beautiful! I am totally obsessed with stationary, so I will be checking these out ASAP! Thanks for sharing x

  11. July 5, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    That is such a pretty planner! I don’t think I’ve seen one this pretty before. I also love that there are quotes throughout, and in such a pretty font too. Definitely love this.

    Ashlynn | http://thecrimsoncardigan.com

  12. July 5, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Such a great idea, also very pretty I need to get one of these💕
    simplychloeblogsblog.wordpress.com
    Chloe xoxo

  13. July 5, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I’ve heard about The Happiness Journal before and I think it’s an amazing planner but knowing myself, if I get one, I’ll probably never use all of the pages, haha! I’ve never heard of Paper Parlour before but they have so many beautiful things! X

    Jeff. | NAMELESSJEFF

  14. July 5, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    That planner is beautiful! I love love love this post, it’s brilliant. Their stationary is insanely pretty, I’ve not seen anything like this before which makes it even better – I’ll defiantly have to look into getting some things from there myself. Thank you so much for sharing this post with us all!xo

    Elle – https://ellegracedeveson.wordpress.com/

  15. July 5, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Wow, the planner is so beautiful I feel like I must have it! Haha. Thank you for sharing this brand. We’re all never too old for cute stationeries 😀 x Ain

  16. July 5, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try a Happiness Planner for so long, especially since they’re just so beautiful to look at. I like the little box yours came in!

    • July 7, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      The fact they look so nice really is a plus isn’t it – it would almost feel like a shame to start writing in one.

  17. July 5, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    This planner looks incredible. I love your tips too. Setting realistic goals is definitely something I had hard time with in the past. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  18. Lydia
    July 5, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I wish that this was a local shop, sounds awesome! And loving the planner photos x

  19. robin rue
    July 6, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I am heading to the Paper Parlour now! It sounds like they will have a bunch of stuff I NEED!

  20. July 6, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Love this Gorgeous Pink Planner!…I definitely believe in writing things down. It helps me get a better perspective about all my ideas and goals. I enjoyed reading your suggestions about making small meaningful goals and staying positive. Hope your planner adds more positive energy to your life.

  21. Cristina Leau
    July 6, 2017 / 10:19 am

    ok. Now I feel like I really missed lot by knowing about those great people. I’m greatfull that you shared this article, and you are so lucky for reciving that amazing planner from them. I will check those guys up.

  22. July 6, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Sounds amazing. I think this planner than the others which are plain and dull. This one is interactive and it’ll even guide and keep you positive all day long. This is nice!

  23. July 6, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I have not heard of them before but that planner is gorgeous! I’m addicted to pretty paper, planners, and any type of cute stationery actually! I’ll have to look them up x

  24. July 6, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Ahhh this is so cute! I have never used on these, I’m not sure if it’s something that I would do for a little while and forget.. if that makes sense? I totally agree with the points made in this as well. It’s so important that when setting a goal, it is realistic. Otherwise you will be extremely demotivated when you have set a goal that is a little out of reach. Not to that say anything isn’t possible but take things step by step!

    hayley // hayleyxmartin.com

  25. July 6, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    A happiness planner is the best idea ever! We could all use a little more positivity in our lives, right? And this one is so pretty!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  26. July 6, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    I’ve been on their website so many times, all of their stuff is so beautiful! I didn’t think I needed any more stationary but I reckon I need that planner in my life now x

  27. July 6, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    So happy I’ve stumbled upon this because their stuff looks so cute! Also a very informative and well written post on how to keep writing a positive experience, definitely need this from time to time xx

    Itsallzara

  28. July 6, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Okay I need to get on that website ASAP this stuff is so beautiful and right up my alley for writing down my goals and working toward them! I love your photos in this post too!

  29. July 6, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Had never heard of this before! I know where i’m going next pay day!

  30. July 6, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    This is such a gorgeous looking planner, I really need to try and get into using planners more as they look so useful and also fun!

  31. July 6, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Brb, I’m literally off to buy this planner! I’ve been dying to get my hands on a Happy Planner and after reading this I’m definitely getting one now, I didn’t know this site existed. Now all my money is gonna go to stationary 😭 I’m so excited to check out this website and pick up more things! 💖

    Ashley, xo
    Ashleymarlenis.com

  32. July 6, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    #5 is soo important. I think timing is also essential and that should always be remembered. The layout is gorgeous and I love the positive vibes it gives off! (This is a must have now) xx

    Nouf || https://noufnotes.wixsite.com/noufnotes

  33. July 6, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    This is an awesome catalyst to targeting happiness and would make a great specialty box addition. I love the positivity in this planner!

  34. July 6, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    HI. I am always on the look out for a good planner and this is a great one. I love that you say to put your goals in writing. Such a simple concept but so many of us skip this step. You have some amazing ideas.

  35. July 6, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I had not heard of The Paper Parlour until reading your post. My kiddos and I are totally into craft supplies, especially paper crafts.

  36. July 6, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    I need to check out this site. I really need a planner. Or something to organize the craziness that is my life.

  37. July 7, 2017 / 2:27 am

    That’s a neatly designed planner. I have a couple of planners too, I used them as a notebook and doodle on em.

  38. Claudia Krusch
    July 7, 2017 / 2:44 am

    I love to write my goals down. It is always fun to get a new book and break it in.

  39. July 7, 2017 / 6:20 am

    Seriously adorable! <3 I think it's so important to be organized.

  40. July 7, 2017 / 11:42 am

    OMG They look absolutely amazing. I really loved your wise words but couldn’t get my eyes off the photos as I’m obsessed with planners 🙂 Will check them out now!!

  41. July 7, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    When I have a million things to do, I like to write them all down. It can be overwhelming when I write everything, so I have learned to just write maybe 3-5 things at a time. And I also agree that staying positive is so important.

  42. Jessica Taylor
    July 7, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Paper Parlour sounds awesome! I have never heard of them before today! I adore their designs!

  43. July 7, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I never did hear of The Paper Parlour before, but all of those products look so gorgeous and amazing! I still use an actual paper planner rather than just my phone because I prefer as well to see things in writing! That planner is so pretty! Definitely going to have to check it out! Thanks for the great tip!

  44. July 7, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Oh wow, I could really use one of these. It’ll be fun to look back to the beginning at the end of 4 years. I’ve never written down my goals but I should start.

  45. Blair villanueva
    July 7, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    That’s a guide organizers and looks cool.
    But I think this product is not for me. I prefer enjoying my time today, a little bit tomorrow, but not so serious way.

  46. July 7, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I do agree that we need to focus on the positive things in life. And I believe when we do that things will get better. I do think we need to be realists at times too. But this does look like a cool planner. Maybe they have something in blue.

  47. Kayleigh Zara
    July 7, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I absolutely love the happiness planners! They’re such beautiful planners. I really agree that realistic goals are the way forward x

    Kayleigh Zara 🍁 http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

  48. July 7, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I have a planner I get every year from Target which just works sooo well for me. It’s got a lot of lines so I can make lots of lists! Lol I’m very much a to-do list kinda girl. Your pink&gold one is so pretty though! It’s cool how there are so many styles of planners out there so there’s bound to be one that helps each kind of person. Btw, I’m here from #BloggersTribe!

  49. July 7, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I love this planner! I rely on mine so much but it’s not nearly as good as this one! I love lists and notes. Great tips too xx

  50. July 7, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    These look amazing and I neee to get organised anyway so perfect excuse to buy. Great post as always! Also it’s pink and gold so even more wonderful

  51. July 7, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    What fab tips! I am loving those products from the paper parlour, that happiness planner is so stunning, I’ve been on their site a few times and have loved browsing through and seeing what I want to get for going back to college, I must buy something soon!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  52. July 7, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I am onto their website now! oh my goodness! I love this post! As someone who writes lots about planning this was amazing to read😊

  53. July 8, 2017 / 12:34 am

    That is a really cute planner, and great for helping to organize. The best part of a planner is being able to cross the items off once you complete them.

  54. Claudia Krusch
    July 8, 2017 / 12:52 am

    I need to get a planner like this. I love to write things down and set my goals in writing. I like the pink and gold.

  55. July 8, 2017 / 4:46 am

    How cute! I swear a good looking planner makes a whole lot of difference! With so many different options I am pretty sure this planner has a lot to offer!

  56. July 8, 2017 / 6:45 am

    This actually looks super exciting!! I love a good bit of stationery 😍😍

    Claudia xo

  57. July 8, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Great tips here and this planner is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve heard of The Happiness Planner before and follow them on Facebook. I’d love one but they’re just too expensive xx

  58. July 8, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I’ve heard great things about The Happiness Planner! I personally love Bullet Journaling because I love drawing and customizing my planner myself.

  59. July 9, 2017 / 4:00 am

    LOVED this whole article! I’m a stationery junkie – I have far more pretty paper and journals than one person could possibly use. I bought the Happiness Journal for a friend last year and she adores it.

  60. July 9, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    This sounds likes great planner. The paper parlour looks beautiful.

  61. Elizabeth O
    July 9, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    The happiness planner caught my eye. That is the loveliest shade of pink too and would inspire a lot of writing.

  62. Rebecca Swenor
    July 10, 2017 / 9:07 am

    The Paper Parlour sounds like a great place to get cards, craft along with gift materials,and stationery. I am going to have to check out the Happiness Planner. This pink and gold one is something I would love to have for the positiveness of it. Thanks for sharing this awesome site.

  63. July 11, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    Great points. This post is extremely inspirational. Being positive is something I should chase 🙂

  64. July 13, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I would love to own a Happiness Planner! I am checking out The Paper Parlour now and see what else I can get.

  65. July 15, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    I had to give planners a break for a while because I would get so caught up in the decorating of them that miss the purpose but these sure are nice planners their site. Great insight you shared on optimism. I like how you tied that into this post.

  66. August 1, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Aah, I’ve never had a Happiness Planner but I always think about buying one for the new semester. These photos definitely make it tempting haha! I love stationary and planning so this post was awesome. This was super helpful and something I plan to use as I plan for fall. Thanks for sharing!

    Jaycee | anthropolojay.com

  67. Laura
    August 7, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    That planner.. I NEED that planner in my life, OMG. x
    Lauraconteur ♥

  68. August 15, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Ohhh I’ll have to check out that site! I’ve always wanted a happiness planner, they’re so pretty and such a great way to set goals! I’ll definitely give your tips a go!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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