Planners. You either love them or you hate them! But there is nothing better than starting of the New Year with a more organised outlook on life. So that makes January the perfect time to get into a routine with a planner.There is definitely people out there who either love planners and have 5 different variations to suit lul their planning needs. Then there are those who don’t use any and probably despise the use of one. It has only been in recent years that I have taken more to planners and writing down everything that I need to do or know.
My mind is forgetful at the best of times with me needing to use a planner to remember important points. I don’t think I could go back to not having one. I started keeping a planner at the start of sixth form when things were getting a little more hectic. After a few months I would usually get bored of them or not bother filling out the information. The latest planner that I am using is from Rifle & Co, I purchased it back in July and it has been so amazing. But if you are trying to find some reasons to use or maybe get a planner then here are a few ideas…
“I’m sorry I forgot, it completely slipped my mind”
It’s always the worst feeling when you forget something you were supposed to do. Life gets crazy at times so it’s no surprise that one or two things just slip our mind. Sometimes it’s okay to forget the little jobs such as cleaning your room, or needing to buy something at the shops.
When you have a deadline you need to remember, a planner can really be a life saver. Making notes of everything you need to remember at a later date may seem mundane but it can jog your memory when you need it.
‘Completing your list’
By far the most satisfying thing to do. There’s nothing like going through that long list of things you had to do and ticking of every single box! It’s such a great feeling to physically tick of the items that are on your list. On the busier days I would definitely make a list of things I would like to accomplish. The more productive and efficient my day the more boxes get ticked. Leaving me feeling happy at the end of the day and the progress that was made.
‘Plan more, stress less’
If you’re someone who has a lot going, then planning can really help you to schedule your time better. This makes you more efficient as a whole, prioritising task from most important to least as well as those that need to get done first. You will find yourself procrastinating less and making the most of your time.
My planner has really helped me to know what tasks need to be completed first and those which can wait. Breaking down a long list of things into manageable chunks makes life seem a lot less chaotic.
‘Looking at the bigger picture’
This one is great for seeing progress over time. You can achieve larger and more long term goals. Setting yourself monthly or even weekly goals is a great way to start you can look back at the advances you have made. More long-term goals can get broken down into checkpoints and progress trackers. It makes it a whole lot easier to check if you’re heading in the right direction.
Thank you so much for reading! I thought life would get a little quieter after Christmas but it’s just as hectic as before. So I’m still playing catch up with blog posts. I have a lot of DIY’s planned which I’m very excited to make and share with you!
Do you have a planner, if so have you noticed any changes in your life from using it?