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These are the best mid-year diaries to refresh your desk

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Get back on track for 2019 with the help of these mid-year diaries - you can thank us later. 

For all of the complaining we did during our school years, there was one thing which made back to school season something to celebrate: the inevitable stationery haul. There was something so satisfying about picking a fresh set of pens, choosing a new diary and getting everything organised ready to start again. It was like round two of #newyearnewme – a chance to reset and get your life together (kind of).

But why should the school kids get all the fun? Why can’t we, the adults, join in too? Enter the mid-year diary. These beautiful planners give us the chance to refresh our desks and get back on track with all the goals we set long ago in January, even if we gave up studying a long time ago. 

And lucky for you, we’ve done all the work. Take a look through the list below to find the mid-year diary of your dreams. 

This XL planner from Paperchase comes prepared to take on all your plans and appointments. You can use the daily slots to make a note of all your most important events, and then use the other page for extra things like to-do lists and reminders.

Why it’s great: No more tiny writing – this planner has all the space you need (and more!)

Warning: once you’ve taken a glance at the Rifle Paper Co website, you will become obsessed. These 17-month 2020 planners are not only insanely beautiful, they’re also pretty robust too. 

Why they’re great: The gold foil accents give this one a luxurious feel.

Busy B’s cute aesthetic is the perfect choice for someone who wants an easy to use planner which looks good too. This blue and gold mid-year diary offers a day to a page, so you can truly take things one day at a time. 

Why it’s great: It offers everything you need for a super reasonable price. Plus it’s pretty too!

If you’re looking for some mid-year inspo, look no further than this gorgeous grey diary by Swedish brand Kikki.K. There aren’t any daily slots in this one, but you’ve got yearly and monthly pages as well as space to note goals, light-bulb moments and new things to try. 

Why it’s great: It’s full of prompts to make you think about your long-term goals and plans. 

If you love a bit of personalisation diary, you need to take a look at Papier’s collection of mid-year diaries – not only do they offer a large collection of prints and patterns to choose from, you can also give your year a title to go alongside your name, so get creative.

Why they’re great: Papier offers so many designs - you’re sure to find one you love.

London-based stationery brand Martha Brook specialises in personalised pieces, and their collection of mid-year diaries doesn’t disappoint. Treat yourself to something a bit special – you deserve it.

Why it’s great: You can personalise the colour of both the diary and the foiling, as well as put your name on the front.      

These pocket-sized offerings by Matilda Myers are a brilliant option for someone who prefers to travel light. But don’t underestimate this one just because it’s on the smaller side: the diary offers daily pages, a yearly calendar and slots to set your goals. 

Why it’s great: It’s easy to pop inside your bag so you can stay organised on the go. 

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