For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with buying new diaries. Whether it’s the sense of a new beginning or the feeling of having my sh*t together, nothing beats opening up a fresh diary in December and getting organised for the year ahead. That said, I’ve always had a bit of a bad habit of buying diaries based on looks alone — only to find they’re actually not practical or spacious enough to use on a daily basis. So, they end up gathering dust on my desk while I use a calendar instead.
A good diary will not only look pretty on your desk but is practical enough that you’re going to want to use it all year long. Some even have added features to help you stay on track with health, fitness, financial and professional goals! Here, we’ve rounded up nine gorgeous 2018 diaries that are guaranteed to kickstart your motivation in the new year.
1. Amelia Lane Life Designer
More than just a diary, Amelia Lane’s life designer has every feature you could need to kick serious butt in the new year — from weekly meal and exercise planners to a vision board, goal setting worksheets and a budget tracker. It also comes in a range of gorgeous prints, so there’s something for everyone.
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2. Kate Spade This Is Life 2018 Agenda
This luxe planner from Kate Spade features both weekly and monthly spreads — so it’s ideal for the super organised.
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3. Kikki K 2018 Wellbeing Weekly Diary
Filled with wellness prompts, inspiring quotes and tracking tools, this wellbeing-focused diary from Kikki K is an essential for the health-conscious gal.
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4. The Daily Edited 2018 Planner
We’re obsessed with all things The Daily Edited and this monogrammed leather planner is no exception. If it’s a little too bulky for your liking, they also have more compact diaries.
5. Lorna Jane 2018 Active Living Diary
If you want to live a more active life next year, you can’t go wrong with Lorna Jane’s iconic diary. As well as being a planner, it’s packed with inspiring quotes, healthy recipes, 12 monthly reflection pages and plenty of quotes to keep you on track all year round.
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6. Erin Condren LifePlanner
This life planner wins the award for most customisable — you can choose from 60+ different patterns and personalise everything from the layout and colours to the name on the front.
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7. Saint Belford Curation
The 2018 Lifestyle Curator from Aussie startup Saint Belford features heaps of cool features for helping you live your best life, including a weekly menu section, wellness activity reminders and weekly mission statement. We also love that they’re mental health advocates, donating a percentage of their profits to R U OK? and Beyond Blue.
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8. Urban Outfitters Daily Planner Journal
This adorable floral planner from Urban Outfitters features a page for every day of the year, as well as sections for filling out your daily objective, schedule, to do list, projects and notes. It also comes in plain black, as well as a range of other prints like botanicals and marble.
9. Mi GOALS
This diary may look minimalistic, but it’s far from basic — packed with everything you could possibly need to set (and actually stick to) your goals.
Shop the Mi GOALS 2018 diary