What is Tanglible Stationery
“Tangible Stationery Company was created for all of you daily stationery users, everyone who appreciates the special relationship with putting pen to paper.
By knowing stationery matters, we understand, in this digital era, that most of us crave something tangible, something we can trust, that expresses our personality and most importantly cements our thoughts and plans.
We’ll always give you trusted quality but not lock-away quality, we have created stationery that will add something to your everyday, thoughtful added extras we know you’ll appreciate.
We understand we all use our stationery differently, so here at Tangible, we don’t have a one-size-fits-all mentality, instead we have created multiple brands, each packed with personality… we know you’ll love at least one!”
From their site ABOUT US.
What I received
Today I’ll be reviewing a couple of notebooks from this lovely stationary company called Tangible Stationery from their brand new Matilda Moo range.
They create beautiful stationery for everyday use, with all sorts of different personalisation possibilities!
The new collection comprises of diary’s, sticky notes and their new black ink ball point pens. The diaries come in two designs; the moonicon or baanicorn and they also come either ring bound or like a book.
- Beautiful Matilda Moo Diary in pink with the Baanicorn!
- Small Baanicorn weekly planner in pink and small size.
- Moonicorn Weekly planner in blue and full size.
- Matilda Moo Sticky Notes.
- Matilda Moo Pen! (Donuts not included!)
These little cuties are A7 in size and have 50 sticky pages for £2.95 which I don’t think is too bad at all with plenty of space for writing alongside their adorable baanicorn character. Extra detail – 100 x 75mm and gummed back for easy tear off.
It’s a gun metal colour casing with a subtle Matilda Moo logo down the side and it writes in black ink costs £2.95 and writes well!
Writing stimulates and engages your brain better, making it easier to retain information. Some argue that writing by hand is a more raw, authentic experience. A writing by hand requires more subtle and complicated motion from your fingers than typing and is said it actually increases activity in the brain’s motor cortex – an effect that’s similar to meditation. This explains why journaling can feel therapeutic and why it helps with mindfulness.
Matilda Moo Diary
A beautifully made diary that comes in 80gsm two colour printed pages with flexible card covers with detailed lamination! You have a unique week to view with notes layout including priority To Do list. There are Diary pages from July 2018 to July 2019 (inclusive)‘Go-To’ pages, quick view reference calendars, UK public holidays plus year planners. You can also get it in blue with the Moonicorn! I quite like the Baanicorn though – what do you think?
A physical journal gives you something tangible to work with and there’s something gratifying about the feel of a paper notebook.
Matilda Moo Weekly Planner
I received two weekly planners as mentioned above – a small Baanicorn in pink and a large Moonicorn in blue – to be honest I love both! They both have: unique weekly notes layout – including priority To Do list,elastic closure,polyprop covers with silver wiro binding, Diary pages from July 2018 to July 2019 (inclusive) ‘Go-To’ pages – a one point destination for all your vital info, quick view reference calendars,UK public holidays plus year planners.
The larger size Weekly planner A5 costs £7.95
The smaller size Weekly Planner A6 costs £6.95
Four reasons why a weekly planner is good to have!
1. You’ll enjoy a feeling of completion at the end of the week.
Each time you cross out an activity in your weekly planner or mark it as complete, you’ll feel closer to attaining your goals and at peace with your inner self. It’s a well-known fact: you enjoy your leisure time more when you know you’ve done your job!
2. You’ll increase your productivity
A reminder from your weekly planner and the perspective of not finishing your to-do list today will help stop wasting time.
3. You get used to focusing on important activities
Do you feel like any activity on your schedule is urgent? It’s a common feeling, and this happens when you forget to prioritize activities by importance. A good weekly planner will allow you to showcase the most important activities, keep track of them and avoid running out of time because of poor task prioritizing.
4.You can keep track of all responsibilities at any moment
A weekly planner can be accessed from any device, including your smartphone and you can always check upcoming tasks without needing to carry your agenda with you. Do you feel like updating your schedule while commuting to work? No problem, you can have a look at all your tasks right now on old fashioned paper!
If you’re journaling to be more mindful, generate ideas, or work through some feelings, handwriting will probably make those tasks easier. And there’s no reason you can’t do both, either. They both serve different purposes, so why not type when you need to keep a record of info or just practice the habit, then journal when you want to slow down and focus on other things? For the full reward of journaling, though, including all those mental health benefits, writing might be the way to go.
Why a diary is good to have
A diary is a place where you record events, experiences and other personal things that interest you. You can write about whatever you like, free of outside judgment or criticism. It should be an extension of your mind: safe and free. A diary can be whatever you decide and should be a place where you can be honest.
1. Reward Your Future Self
In my youth I constantly kept a diary, looking back it was a therapeutic way for me to express my teenage angst. In life, love and learning, it can be difficult to see the bigger picture. At times, it all feels like one, big, directionless blur. By documenting my days I could look back on my progress whenever I felt I needed to.
2. Build Self Confidence
But by keeping a diary, you can hack your brain to build self confidence naturally.
The process of documenting positive experiences allows your brain to relive it. This further acquaints your mind with your successes, allowing it to easily ride out any bouts of self doubt that may come to pass.
3. Gain Some Perspective
There’s nothing quite like reading about your situation six months to even years ago to give you the perspective you need in order to get your head straight.
4. Goal Setting, Planning, and Attacking
We’ve all heard about the benefits of writing goals down, so why not write them in your diary? It’s the perfect place to keep your goals and ideas organized – and away from prying eyes.
Furthermore, you can use the private confines of your diary to expand upon each goal, detailing your plan of attack. Once you reach your goals, you can write about how it felt to do so, giving you the mental fuel you need to set new goals, and tackle the remaining ones.
5. Get Smarter
By keeping a journal, you’ll spend a fair amount of time jotting down your thoughts and ideas, and that can only be a good thing for your IQ. Plus, writing things down regularly will also boost your memory, which can’t hurt either.
Ten uses of Sticky Notes
- Mark your place in a book for easy repeat access. You can keep several sticky notes on the inside cover of your weekly planner or diary: to mark the beginning and ending points for a reading assignment – immediate feedback on your progress.
- When you sit down to work, make a small scale to-do list on a sticky note and stick it to your laptop, computer, tablet.
- Leave a sticky note on your alarm, phone or even on the door as a reminder.
- Use the sticky edge as a temporary label for a folder.
- Fold the sticky edge into a hinge to hold a piece of paper or a postcard on a wall.
- Wrap the sticky edge around a cable to identify it.
- Use the sticky edge to clean between the keys of your computer keyboard.
- Jot down less familiar keyboard shortcuts on a sticky note to keep by your computer.
- Keep a sticky note on the fridge and jot down what you need from the shop.
- When you go to the shop, remove the sticky note from the fridge and stick it on your wallet. At the store, stick the note to the handle of your cart and have both hands free for shopping. Recycle the note when you leave the shop.
They are light, compact plus beautifully crafted.
As all my correspondence and blogging is online, I’ll be keeping track of my activities on these weekly planners in the future to allow me to feel like I still retain a bit of old fashioned control on my terms – my daughter is only 8 and for her everything is pen to paper, she saw this set and wants them all! Think I have a fight on my hands to keep them!
We are so impressed with the quality and design. It’s great that I can be able to share things with my daughter although at the same time a total pain – for her she loves the unicorn idea and she loves sticky notes for her drawings. It’s a very up to date modern design.
Although I doubt many of us could be without our smart phones these days and despite how organised they can be what with diaries, notes, reminders, emails and everything else imaginable all in one place, it’s just not the same as pen on paper!
If you’re just journaling to keep a record of information, typing is probably your easiest and best bet. It’s faster, it’s easier and you’re presumably on the phone/computer anyway, so you’re more likely to stick with the habit.
Tanglible Stationery have diaries and planners that have an enduring appeal but not only to me but to the younger generation as well as old.
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