Following four months of juggling lockdown, home-schooling, work and the summer holidays, it is proving difficult to get back into a routine. Rutland-based entrepreneur Michelle Wilson-Stimson has come up with a plan.
The founder of Boss Bird has launched a new holistic undated diary which will help women get back on track as lockdown measures are eased and a sense of the “new normal” becomes a reality.
The A5 and A4-sized hard-back planners are an elegant, inspirational mix of intricate yet cohesive lists, spaces, jottings, doodles, notes and other aspects, helping users map their busy days. There are areas to jot down a food diary, exercise goals, social media posts, events, family tasks, business goals and more so each and every day is mapped out in a fun yet achievable way.
Michelle said: “The lockdown measures were swift and severe for many of us. Whether we were able to stay at home, attended our workplace as key workers or tried to keep a business afloat, working women took the brunt of it. Now with lockdown easing, there are new anxieties arising and we want to combat them.
“The new planner is our most innovative and comprehensive yet, with additional sections to help busy women get back on track with their lives and improve their physical and mental health. It has been proven time and again that forming a routine can be really beneficial to both aspects.”
The planners come in a week to two pages or a day to two pages and are undated, so can be started at any time and come in an A4 and A5 size, so perfect for a desk or handbag.
As a self-confessed “rushing woman” herself who runs two award-winning businesses on top of family life, Michelle knows how difficult it can be to balance mental and physical health with everything else going on around you. For the last few years, she has suffered from stress-induced alopecia and originally designed her stationery range to help herself get organised.
They went down a storm with her entrepreneurial friends and she has since created a range of amazing, tear-off desk planners and inspirational lists that help keep busy women in business, parents and influencers on track day by day. The latest planner is a culmination of every planner she has every created in one place and it could not have launched at a better time.
Michelle said: “We now live in very different times that are changing almost daily. With schools and universities starting back in a month, now is the time to get your routine back on track and give definitive shape to each and every day.
“Our aim is to help users get a huge sense of achievement – without the rush.”
The Boss Bird planner is priced £14.99 for A5 or £19.99 for A4 for a week to two pages or £24.99 for A5 or £29.99 for A4 for a day to two pages.