In the past, you might’ve one day decided to manage your times well and bought a planner after reading a really inspirational article about managing your time efficiently. But the reality is, many times you end up stop using the planner after a month, and forget that it even existed. Or maybe perhaps you are continuously using the planner, but you don’t feel like your times are being managed effectively. Today, I’d like to share a few tips about using the planner so you can start managing your time as you had anticipated!
Interested in getting a planner for more productive life? Then It is vastly important that you find “the” planner for you. Here are tips for choosing a right planner and avoiding buying planner that you won’t use it eventually.
If you want to see and manage the plans for a whole month at a glance, Monthly Planners will work for you. Monthly Planner is also good to see your progress or achievement for your goals.
However, Monthly planners might not have enough space to write details of your plans and schedules. If you’d love to manage your plans in a more specific way, Weekly Planners are recommended. You will have more space to write detailed plans, descriptions and so on!
Do you want to write down what you’ve done on daily or manage your schedule on hourly basis? Then, meet Daily Planners!
What if you need more note pages? Don’t worry! Then you can choose Planners which includes more note pages.
Do you want to carry your planner with you? Small/Mini size Planner can be a good choice and work as a secretary who goes everywhere with you and manage your schedules!
If your Planner has both Monthly and Weekly or both Monthly and Daily, start to write Monthly Plans first. By writing down the big projects or plans on the Monthly section, then writing the details on weekly or daily part of the planner, you will never miss out on any of the important dates or the details about the written plan!
The best time for organizing your schedules and to do list on the planner is the end of the day and the beginning of the day. This way, you will have the time to organize your though about your previous day or the coming day without any interruption.
It would be advisable to use different color pen for different categories like “Important”, “Urgent” or “Need to check again”. For example, black for ordinary schedules, blue for important schedules and red for urgent matters. Make your own color rules and utilize colors.
If you use the planner for several months, you might be running out of note pages. Also, sometimes it will be difficult to find the important memo you’ve written inside the planner and have to go through the pages to find it. In that regards, it is a great idea to use several different sticky notes for different categories. For an example, if you are a student, you can use different sticky notes for each classes you take. or, even for your hobby or additional life activities. You will find that using the sticky note, it will greatly decrease your time searching through the planners, and after the information written is no longer needed, you can simply detach and throw it away to save spaces in your planner.
Additionally, it is also good idea to stylize your planner to your liking. It is more likely to look at your planner more if you like the appearance! If you had recently abandoned your planner somewhere lost inside the house, try finding it and picking it back up! If you weren’t sure whether or not to use the planner, I’d say why not try and see if there are planner suitable for you, and find yourself enjoying more organized life? ^_^