How Using a Planner Will Boost Your Productivity
Do you ever feel like you need just one more hour each day to accomplish everything you’d like to get done?
You’re not alone!
While it’s impossible to add an extra hour onto your day, you can boost your productivity by using a digital planner to get more done in less time, which will feel as if you have that extra hour!
People who plan are known for being incredibly productive. As the old saying goes, “those who fail to plan, plan to fail”, so let’s dive right into how using a planner can boost your productivity.
Planners Keep You Organized
If you’ve ever had one of those days where you feel like you’re getting nothing done, the problem might not be the lack of time you have but rather your lack of focus.
If you’re someone who likes to multitask, you might think it’s a good idea to try and get as much done as you can all at the same time, however, you actually are less likely to complete your tasks at hand if you try to do too much at once.
Nobody likes to admit they aren’t being as productive as they could be, but without planning your day out, you might be unintentionally sabotaging and lowering your productivity.
The solution? Plan your day so you spend less time jumping around from task to task and more time completing your tasks at hand.
A good planner, such as the one pictured below, will have pages to help you plan each day, but will also have weekly, monthly and yearly planning pages so you can see how your overall goals fit in with your daily tasks.
Planners Keep You Accountable
Physically checking items off on your lists lets you see where you are falling behind and what tasks you may need some extra help accomplishing.
Studies also show that writing down your goals increases your chance of reaching them. It’s important that your planner allows room for you to jot down some of your big goals for the year, along with smaller goals you can achieve each week.
This planner has a whole section dedicated to your goals, vision, and mindset so you can be 100% accountable!
Planners Allow You to Reflect
Being able to quickly reflect and jot down your thoughts before beginning your day is a proven way to boost your productivity, but did you know it also improves your memory, helps you become a better problem solver and increases your creativity?
Doing some quick reflection has lots of benefits!
Writing activates the left side of your brain, which is responsible for analytics and logic. This process frees up the right side of your brain which is in charge of your creativity.
When you write, the right side of your brain is free to imagine and create, meaning you’ll likely find yourself coming up with creative ideas more often as you begin to incorporate the use of a planner into your daily routine!
Finding A Planner to Boost Your Productivity
There are lots of different planners to choose from to help you boost your productivity, and you shouldn’t feel limited to only using one planner.
You can use different planners for different purposes. For example, if you run a business you’d likely want to get a planner that was specifically designed for business and marketing, however, you might also want to get a fitness planner to help you reach your fitness goals.
Here are some popular planners to help get you started:
- Yearly planner
- Fitness planner
- Blog and business planner
- Business and marketing planner
- Financial planner
Digital planners are a great option because you do not need a physical copy of your planner with you at all times in order to quickly write something down. And, they can be synced up to all your devices and will be accessible no matter what!
Tell me in the comments:
‘What do you need a planner for, to be more organized, to keep yourself accountable, or to be more productive? ’
Can’t wait to know!
See in the comments, byeeeee!