6 Benefits of Using a Planner
When you lead a busy life, staying organized is key. It can be difficult to keep track of all the demands of career, family, social life, and just LIFE. For those reasons and more, you need a planner. Still not sold? Keep reading…..let me give you 6 benefits of using a planner.
Let’s face it….we are all busy. It can be stressful to try to remember everything you have to do, appointments you’ve scheduled, work deadlines, and the like. Efficient scheduling is one of the keys to time management. Prioritizing and planning your tasks will ensure you are prepared; therefore, yielding the best results. Using a daily planner to write down to – do lists, appointments, deadlines, tracking birthdays, etc. means you are less likely to forget something important. Just the act of writing down the event or task means you are far more likely to remember it!
Being productive has a direct effect on both your personal and professional lives. At work, being highly productive lets you complete your tasks and projects on time. It also allows you to make the most of the time that you have. High productivity at home ensure you’re not overwhelmed by personal obligations, household responsibilities, and more. The planner will help you stay on top of tasks at work and home by organizing them efficiently. Writing these tasks down also allows you to declutter your task list and focus on the most important items first. You will feel accomplished checking off items on your to – do list.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS LEVELS
It is very easy to become overwhelmed when we have so much on our plates. We can tame the busiest of schedules by writing them down and giving them a “block of time.” You ever had that nagging feeling that you forgot something or that something important you need to do won’t happen? This can be so stressful. You can solve all of that with a planner. Since we’ve written it down, there’s a less likely chance that we will forget something. There is so much less stress when we do not have to worry about forgetting something or failing to meet obligations. Don’t forget to use your planner to schedule self – care activities too!
ENJOY MANY HEALTH BENEFITS
You can use your planner to stay healthy. Your planner will help you keep track of your health appointments. You can also use it to schedule time for exercise and time outdoors (for that all – important fresh air and Vitamin – D). Your mental and physical health will benefit when you use a planner because your stress is reduced. Buy a planner with blank pages for journaling to get even more health benefits!
FREE UP TIME FOR FUN AND CREATIVITY
When you forget the notion of multi – tasking and use a schedule to make sure all your important tasks are done, something phenomenal happens. You have a little (or perhaps a lot) more free time! Make good use of that time, whether it’s for self-care, a hobby, trying something new, spending time with friends/ family, binge watching the latest Netflix series, and more. You can use your planner as a creative outlet. Add stickers to important tasks or dates, leave space to write, doodle, or decorate your planner.
MAINTAIN RELIABLE RECORDS
Another good way to use a planner is to keep track of notes, appointments and tasks. For example, if you can’t remember when you last reviewed one of your important goals, you can check your daily planner. If you need to reference the last time your pet received their shots, or the last time you had a physical, it’s easy to look back through your planner to see the date of the last appointment. You can also keep track of how long it’s been since you spent time with a family member or close friend.
So, are you going to get a planner? I hope this list has provided more insight as to why you need a planner especially as we go into a New Year. Words have power. Try writing them down…pen to paper. Get a planner today! Until next time….
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