A few months ago we decided to create a daily planner we could only dream of. A daily planner that helps you stay on top of your life and finally get things done! The Getting Things Done daily planner. The best way to be successful is to plan for it, and we know just how; through a daily planner to help you manage your life. If you’re looking to get organized with a planner in your quest for productivity, there are a few things you need to do first:
1. Choose its purpose
What are you looking to get out of planning your week? Are you looking to put in all your social and work appointments? Are you using it to track your running times and gym goals? Do you want to write down five things every day you’re grateful for? Make sure you know what you’re looking to get out of your planner before you invest in one.
2. Make it light
Sure, those huge, multi-tabbed thick planners are great for big writing, but if it’s too heavy or big for your bag, you’ll never take it with you (and that’s when you’ll need it — on the go!). Pick one that’s light enough to be portable.
3. Set some goals
A goal without a timeline is just a wish, so if you’re goal-setting, look ahead to the following weeks and months and figure out where you want to be and when. If in six months you want to have saved $1,000, mark the date six months from now and work your way backward, setting small goals every paycheck. Your goals might be financial, health-related (such as losing weight, or getting your stamina up), career-oriented (like eyeing a new job or promotion), or anything in between!
4. Embrace the highlighters
If you’ve got goals in more than one category, you should track each of them individually. Colour-coding is a great way to track how much time you need to dedicate to each of your goals, so you can find balance in the amount of time you’re spending on each goal. Not only will it give you a visual representation of how much progress you’ve made, it’ll also turn your planner into a rainbow of productivity. Score!
5. Use it every day
What we do all the time matters more than what we do some of the time. Spend a few minutes at the end of each day to write down your progress, set future appointments, and reflect on where you want to be tomorrow. Plan your time accordingly, and your productivity will skyrocket!
So are you ready to get things done? Pre-order your planner here!
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