5 Reasons to Have a Daily Planner

Many schools are reaching the end of the term and students (and parents) are stressed.  As we’re approaching that time of year, it’s important to keep ourselves organized.  Even if you don’t have tests and projects coming up, you may be considering organization and making better use of time as a New Year’s resolution.  Whatever the case, this week we will be discussing 5 reasons you should get yourself a daily planner.  Some of them may surprise you.

It Keeps You Organized

Life can be chaotic.  There always seems to be so much to do and so little time to do it all.  A daily planner places everything you need to go about your day at your fingertips.  You can even prepare multiple plans for the day (A, B, C, and D).  Being able to put your thoughts onto paper in an organized way can relieve a great deal of stress and make you a great deal more effective.

You Won’t Forget Things

So many responsibilities come up in life that it’s easy to forget things.  Keep a list of daily and weekly tasks that need to be accomplished.  Even if it’s something you could do anytime, planning it for a specific day can help to ensure you accomplish it.

Creates More Time for Fun

Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in the day for everything you need to do?  While this may be true a majority of the time, you may find that as you plan your day you have more time than you realized.  Many people who have used daily planners have discovered that when they set a plan and stick to it as much as possible, they have much more time to do the things they enjoy.  Give it a try!

Great Stress Reliever

As mentioned before, it can be such a relief to know when you’re going to do what.  Life can be so overwhelming sometimes, particularly when you know you have so much to do but no idea when you’re going to get it all done.  Daily planners are great resources to cope with that anxiety.  Even if you only use your planner when you are feeling that way, it’s definitely worth a try.

Creative Outlet

There are so many ways to do a daily planner.  Many companies provide them ready made, but it’s become more and more common for people to create their own planners using blank notebooks, markers, gel pens, stickers, and whatever else they want.  Such creativity can also help to relieve stress and is just super fun. 

Whatever your style, using a daily planner has so many benefits.  If you haven’t tried it for yourself yet, set a goal to do so.  It could change your life for the better.