5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Planner
Have you ever considered using a planner but never quite took the plunge? Maybe you've never even thought about how a planner could work for you!
Whether you're a freelancer, small business owner, student, parent or anything else that requires you to juggle more than one thing and manage your time wisely — then it might be worth thinking about making a planner system work for you.
1. FLEXIBLE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
Unlike a book where you're stuck with the pages you get — with a planner, you can remove or add pages whenever you like! You can plan ahead without worrying about how many pages to leave in between, and you can even start again completely from scratch.
One of the best things about using a planner is that the cover is re-usable. Even once you've filled up all the pages you can simply replace them with new ones. You can even change planner covers at any time without losing your pages. Flexible.
2. NO PAGE LEFT BEHIND
Remember the excitement when you bought a new diary, only to feel guilty later on whenever you flip past the empty pages you neglected to fill out?
Well the good news is that it doesn't happen (nearly as much) with planners because with the option of undated printables, you only use what you need. Much better.
Even if you have a tendency to 'get over' things quickly, you can easily change the structure and layout of your planner to better suit you. Embrace the change and let your planner grow with you.
3. SPEND TIME OFFLINE
There are some that will swear by their apps to manage their days, but I'm sure there are also a number of people, like me, that would embrace any opportunity to unplug and spend some time offline: writing, not typing.
It's my favourite way to start, and end, the day — by planning, reflecting and writing.
Not only do I find it meditative, but I am also much more mentally prepared for the day to come. Instead of trying to remember what should be done next, I can just refer to my planner and see everything that needs to be done at a glance!
4. ULTIMATE Time SavER
Less time drawing wonky lines, more time writing. If you're not great at drawing (like me), it makes sense to use a pre-designed layout, rather than wasting time attempting to draw your own.
And the best thing about planners is the incredible amount of printable designs to go with it! There are thousands of designs and layouts that you'll be sure to find the perfect one to suit you and your needs.
With printables for everything from project management to goal planning — prompts and pre-designed layouts will save you time and allow you to jump straight in!
5. simple but functional
Ultimately, the best thing about using a planner is the fact that it's just so simple but so effective. Whether you prefer to keep your planner on your desk, or keep it with you on-the-go, whether it's monochrome or colourful — every planner is unique.
And you can make it whatever you need it to be.
My planner is basically my-personal-assistant-slash-creative-journal and I carry it around with me everywhere I go. I like to record my daily thoughts, write down motivational quotes, plan out future projects and more.
How do you use your planner? Leave a comment below!