“Those who fail to plan, plan to fail” Winston Churchill
• Perhaps the most fundamental technique in planning our days and weeks is to have a planner which could be a loose-leaf notebook to help you keep track of all your errands, appointments, and things to buy. If you are not paper-based, your iPad or Smartphone will do the trick.
• The most important advantage of a planner is that it helps you remember. When asked to do something, pick up an object, or call someone, you can do one of two things: either do it right then or jot it down somewhere to help you remember. A planner is an absolute must for helping you remember and will save you tons of time. Once you start using this gem, it will forever be by your side.
• When you rely on your notebook to remember for you, requests made of you or projects you want to do will no longer hang over your head. You jot down your project and do it when you can fit it into your schedule. No more will your mind be bogged down with mental clutter. Your mind becomes freer, funnier, and more creative and starts to dream.
• What if the thought of a physical paper planner just does not compute with you, the modern tech-savvy gal or guy. Good news! A quick google search will reveal that there are many planner apps for your smart phone. How about this webpage full of apps?
Consider, for instance, the Schedule Planner by AppEggs.com. Their advertisement boasts dozens of features. “Busy users are provided with a flexible set of categories ranging from “Health” and “Shopping”, to “Work” and many others to categorize tasks with. Once you pick your category simply input the nature of each task as a time-block including your desired start & end times, alarms, and additional notes. You can also plan out and input daily plans, appointments, and events in advance and review them whenever you want via Schedule Planner’s twin-mode graphic calendar. To boot, tasks are color coded by category to enable you to see how your day is going to pan out at a glance. The world is busier than ever. Get the Schedule Planner advantage, optimize your time to a tee, and become more productive than you ever thought you could be, starting now.”
• So, whether you have a paper notebook planner or an app for your smart phone, your mind will be free to think about your goals, your dreams, and your hobbies. Here are some suggestions for topics in your planner:
1. To Do
2. To Buy
3. To Call
4. To Write
5. Ideas and Thoughts
6. Names to Remember
7. Borrowed or Lent
9. Personal Data
11. Medical History
12. Names and Addresses for Emergencies
13. Christmas List
14. Calendar with Month-at-a-Glance
Need some great ideas for your planner? Just click here for the dozens of Pinterest pages dealing with planners! Not only does Pinterest have ideas, but they also have free printables and pages that compare and review the best planners out there.
So, go on and get yourself a planner! You will be so glad you did!