How to Use a Planner the Efficient Way

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Planners are great tools for keeping track of your schedule. They can even be a doodle notebook or a diary sometimes, depending on how you use them. However, most people only use their planners at the beginning of the year and then forget that they even have one after some time. This is mostly due to the fact that they are only excited to use the planner because it is new and the year has just begun.

If you use your planner efficiently though, chances are you will get the most use out of it through the entire year. Here are some tips that you should follow when trying to use your planner kit efficiently.

Choose the Right Planner

There are thousands of different planners in the market, and sometimes, choosing just one can be overwhelming. To determine what type you should get, list down a couple of things that you are looking for in a planner. For example, if you need a bigger space for drawing or doodling, then get a planner with just blank pages and no lines. If you want something that will allow you to plan things by date and has spaces where you can write your plans on a specific date, then get a planner that has the dates and days of the week. Using the right kind of planner will motivate you to write on it, as you will have what you need right there.

Avoid Having Too Many Planners

As mentioned before, choosing just one planner can be overwhelming. It can be tempting to get a couple of planners all at once, but you should never do this. Think about it: what would you need multiple planners for anyway? Just get one that you know would have everything that you need and keep using it every single day. Having too many planners will just confuse you further.

Do Not Get a Big One

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Get a planner that has just the right size so that you can easily bring it with you anywhere. You want something that you can bring with you during meetings, and getting a huge planner just won’t be practical. If you do need a bigger planner, then make sure that it will still fit in your bag and will not be too heavy to carry around. Otherwise, it will just be a waste of money, as you most likely won’t be using it as often as you would like.

It’s Okay Not to Be Super Organized

If you think that everything in your planner should always be well-written and organized, then you are most likely mistaken. You should have a dedicated section for just jotting down random notes and unloading your thoughts in your planner. Then, allot a different section for organizing those thoughts and putting them together. Besides, that’s what having a planner is all about – putting those thoughts into visible words so that you can remember them later on.

If you want to create your own planner, then make sure to get the right kit that will give you everything that you need. Creating your own planner is one of the best organization ideas, as you would be able to customize it the way you want and need it