Wondering what things to write in your planner to plan a productive day? While there are many apps that help you organize your life, nothing beats the feeling of writing down your tasks, goals, and notes on pen and paper.
In order to get organized, you need to have a strategy. You need to know what to write down and why. It’s time to grab a gorgeous planner and get started with hustling for the year. Here are seven things you should include in your planner:
1. Important dates
Grab a planner that has space to put in important dates. If you love a monthly planner, the Goals 2020-2021 Diary has a calendar to write important dates in, if you’re a daily planning kind of girl, you can use The Project Book or the Getting Stuff Done planner to keep all those important dates together. Important dates should be one of the first things to write in your planner.
Write down important dates like birthdays, anniversaries, or the expiration date of your important documents. It allows you to see your important dates at a glance or a month ahead so that you have ample time to plan for the things you’ll need to do for these important dates. This is also a great way to work your budget (if you’re using the Give Yourself Credit journal) around occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
2. Goals and daily challenges
Always write your goals in your planner. This allows you to review them each week to track your progress while also serving as a reminder for the things you want to accomplish so that you’ll remain focused.
You can also set yourself daily or weekly challenges at the beginning of your planner and see how far you get with them. This is a good way to chip away at a looming goal.
Another important thing that you’ll need to include in a physical planner is your budget. It’s essential to know how much money you’ve got to play with when you’re scheduling meetings or dinner dates so that you can set a limit to how much you will spend on each appointment.
This is one of the best things to write in a planner if you want to be better with money. It’s one of the best habits you can develop at any age, and thankfully, it’s easier than ever with the Give Yourself Credit journal.
4. Health appointments
Sometimes, doctor appointments can be scheduled 3-6 months in advance. Instead of relying on your brain to remember everything, write them down in your planner as soon as you’ve set them.
This way, you can remind yourself and when the appointment comes up, you’ll never miss it!
5. Big ideas
Great ideas can sometimes happen when you’re commuting to work or having your mid-day coffee break. Writing these ideas down in your planner will help you remember them, as well as to motivate you to get started on them.
6. Motivational quotes
Finally, decorate your planner with inspiring quotes! Nothing beats motivation like writing down quotes that resonate with you and that you can remind yourself every day of Whether it’s right at the front page or a quote a week, write them down and review them when you’re in need of some motivation!