Does anyone else geek out over planners?
I’m not sure what it is.
With me being so scatterbrained, perhaps it’s the idea of having all of my thoughts, plans, goals and dreams neatly tucked away in between brightly colored pages & organized boxes.
Whatever the reason, I am instantly drawn to a row of planners when I go to Target or whenever I see them online (esp. Etsy).
Do you use a planner? Perhaps you don’t. If not, let me school you on some of the life-changing benefits of using them.
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The Benefits of Using a Planner
1)They keep your brain out of the equation
Do you struggle to keep all of your schedules, meetings, & goal appointments organized?
I recently missed a work meeting.
Why? Because I didn’t- write it down in my planner or set a reminder on my phone.
It’s too hard to rely on your brain to remember everything that’s going on in your life, or to keep track of the goals you want to accomplish.
Let’s say you have a goal of losing 50 pounds by July.
In order to achieve this goal, there are a lot of plans and ideas that you will dream up & you will need a place to write down all of those plans & ideas.
You don’t want to resort to writing your ideas down on random sticky notes now do you?
Using planners’ allows you to have everything ideal dream in one centralized location. Otherwise, you will forget the ideas of your Eureka moments will be for naught.
So use a planner to you can keep your memory out of the equation.
2)Planners keep you beautifully organized
Okay, going back to our earlier example say you have an idea about a new diet/lifestyle change or about a workout that will fit into your schedule. You look around look paper to write the idea sticky note what throw it in the bottom of your purse (lovingly place it in a pocket purse.)
Well, I don’t know about your purse but my purse houses an invisible monster who loves to eat sticky notes, as a snack (receipts too incidentally.)
So now (if you have a purse monster ) you can’t find that note anywhere. And now your brilliant, idea because of straight don’t remember, at all.
That’s why you need a planner. you can take your memory out of the equation and keep all of your thoughts, schedules and plans beautifully organized and in one place.
3. Keeps You Productive.
One of the best things about planners is that they keep you productive. There’s a huge difference between being busy (just doing stuff and things) and being productive.
When you have a goal of let’s say, writing a book, being busy toward that goal would be like finding the perfect journal or notebook, trying out different pens, researching apps that writers prefer.
All of that is nice but you’re not producing anything.
In a planner, you can write down your laser-focused goals that will bring you one step closer to the completion of your goal. In your planner, you might schedule a time to complete the outlines for chapters 1-5.
Once you’ve finished that then you can truly say that you have done something productive. And that is in part thanks to you using your planner to write your goals down and the tasks you need to complete in order to achieve those goals.
Are you in the market for a planner?
If you’re in the market for a planner and for information on how to use those planners then you can check out the Ultimate Bundle Productivity pack.
It is chock full of daily planners, goal planners, time management sheets, and classes on how to use planners and manage your time.
I mean really it’s got a lot more than that really, I’m just not going to go into all of it right now.
I do talk more about this bundle some in my post 5 Tools For Christian Women To Conquer Their Day and Be Amazingly Productive.
It has some really cool resources that Christian women would love. I mean, I certainly love it.
So if you’re interested in productivity, using planners, and learning how to manage your life more efficiently and more stress-free then click the learn more button to read about all of the resources.
Click “learn more” to find out more about the Productivity Ultimate Bundle!