The Stigu story
Our story started from our own urge to rediscover our zest for life, to make everyday planning fun and to get more rest. Our lead product is the Stigu Planner: a one-of-a kind innovation that helps stressed-out jugglers discover how to:
- Get well organised and become skilful planners
- Take time out for themselves and become rest-masters
- Rediscover their zest for life and feel super-energised
Stigu Planner is many things in one cover
Our flagship product is an annual planner, a calendar, a to-do pad, a notebook but also a rest and zest handbook hosted by the character Stigu and a couple of his friends who encourage new habits in a non-judgemental, non-preachy way that actually works.
You don’t have to be an artist to make this planner pretty and colourful because it already is! Every 4-colour week view is different design-, colour- and content-wise. Turning the page to a new week feels almost as exciting as opening a new window on your advent calendar! And to add a bit of extra oomph see how Stigu stickers and to-do pads can help.
Here in Stigulandia we are all about baby steps
Stigu shows how, with humour and compassion, through no-nonsense tips, practices, provoking quotes and inspiring illustrations, that juggling a crazy life is possible, and a good plan (plus enough rest and zest for life) will help. Unlike many self-styled gurus for personal change, Stigu is an enigmatic stickman of unknown origin, who knows that all of us will drop the ball sometimes, and it is not the end of the world when we do! Stigu encourages you to keep on taking baby steps in the right direction, so that you will see gradual lasting change for the better in your life and have fun in the process!
We are ardent promoters of healthy living
But we don’t believe that this requires you to spend half of your waking hours at the gym or hitting yourself with a stick if you indulge in a muffin. Seriously. In fact, why don’t you sign up here and get our updates and tips:
When life brought the founder Helena close to physical burn-out seven years ago she met Michelle, one of the UK’s first yoga teachers specialised in therapeutic, restorative yoga. In the following years, Helena was learning how to juggle stress, survive and re-enjoy life. The key has been to look ‘outside the box’ for ways to restore ourselves to full health and get our lives more organised yet restful. This is where the idea of Stigu began to germinate. Fast forward a few years and Eeva Raitio, our queen of pencils, and Nora Lillandt, our queen of namaste, hopped on and Stigu is where it is today.
About Stigu values
According to several studies it’s life’s little things that stress us most. We use enormous amount of time trying to remember all those tiny nagging must-dos and while doing that we forget our own needs and time to recharge our batteries. Stigu is here to do the both: to get our lives organised and energised. And simply – make planning fun and rewarding!
Many recent studies also reveal a surprising finding: our brains process and remember “stuff” differently when we actually write it down in an old-fashioned paper & pen way. Seeing the week plan on your desk at all times (and not buried under tens of other laptop programs and apps) is quite a different experience and makes daily planning and prioritising so much easier.
Is Stigu for me?
Stigu avoids being limited to a demographic target group by acknowledging that all kinds of people can have a hectic schedule: teachers, parents, self-employed, retired folk, and that often people have more than one role to fulfil and must find a way to juggle kids and a career, creativity and responsibility, studying and paying the rent, or whatever it is in their life that they feel would benefit from a better balance. In this age of information overload, most of us know what we should be doing to help ourselves but often don’t know how to start or where to find the energy.
Getting organised, rested and inspired does not have to be DULL! Juggling a busy life is not only possible, but can be rewarding, fun and creative.
That’s Stigu (and us) in a nutshell. (It would be a happy squirrel that finds THAT nut…) If you think you could use a little bit of support in getting organised and finding that balance of rest and zest in your life, hop aboard and “Stick to Stigu!”
As a final note, feedback is warmly welcomed we would love to hear how Stigu has stirred up your life, and what you would like to see in next year’s edition.
And thanks a million for stopping by to say hello!
Stigu & the gang x