You might be aware of the basics about using a life planner, but have still not discovered the many benefits. Take a look at the reasons why everyone – including you– should start using a life planner to get your life organized and under control.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy for details.
You have too darn many things to keep up with! You’ve got a busy job, some kids tugging at your skirts, obligations to extended family and community activities. And let’s not forget your home….there are always things that need to be done there.
How do you keep up with it all?
There’s no way to keep it in your head – you’ll drive yourself completely nuts if you even try to remember the 1,001 details and tasks that you’re responsible for. And you don’t have a personal assistant to follow you around reminding you of what you need to do and when.
But there is an answer. A personalized system that’s almost as good as having your own assistant.
It’s your life planner.
A Life Planner Helps with Time Management
Now, there’s no denying that you have too many things to do and it seems like there’s never enough time.
It would be easy to throw up your hands and give up.
But let’s get real…no way a busy woman can even seriously consider that as an option, right? You’re the person everyone else depends on to get things done. You’re the glue that holds things together….and honestly, you like it that way.
You just need a way to keep track of your time so that you can schedule it effectively and get those things done (while making it look easy to everyone around you).
Your personal life planner gives you a centralized place to get those appointments and tasks out of your head and into a format where they can be easily retrieved, remembered, and acted upon.
No more sticky notes on the refrigerator or little pieces of paper floating around the house or in your purse.
Your Life Planner Can Improve Your Productivity
Now any old calendar would be sufficient if you only needed to remember when you had appointments. But your life is more complicated than that.
You’ve also got things that must be done, tasks that have to be completed. Most regular calendars don’t have space to hold your To Do list.
Fortunately, your life planner does.
And here’s the deal….you want (and need) to be productive both at work AND at home. Your planner allows you to keep track of all those things you need to get done. Whether you’re working on a project at work or knocking things off your To Do list at home, your planner helps you keep on track with the individual tasks you need to complete.
Besides, is there anything that gives more of a thrill than the act of crossing something off your list? (Confession time: who else actually writes things down just so that they can be crossed off? I’m bound to not be the only one!)
Your life planner will help you keep track of those tasks so that you know what needs to be done, so that you can see what has been done, and to encourage you to continue making progress. This helps you stay efficient, effective, and productive.
(these are some of my favorite choices from Franklin Planner – which is what I’ve used for years!)
Your Life Planner Can Help You Deal With Stress
You may be the exception, but virtually every busy, ambitious, high-achieving woman I know is dealing with stress: how to manage it and how to reduce it.
Stress can take many forms and come from lots of different sources, but one commonality is that stress is multiplied when you’re overwhelmed.
Whether it’s a schedule that’s too jam-packed and hectic, too many obligations and demands, or simply too many things on your To Do list, stress won’t just go away without some serious and intentional management.
This is where having all of your commitments and tasks in one place can help you determine how to prioritize, schedule, and juggle with everything that’s coming at you. Being aware of, and scheduling things, reduces the “Surprise!” factor (as in “Surprise! You forgot about …..)
Knowing that you’re on top of it all reduces the stress….and the frenzy….that comes with being a busy woman.
A Life Planner Can Help You Track Your Health
Your life planner can also help you track things like your water intake, your diet and nutrition, and your daily/weekly exercise. You should also use it to make sure you’re not letting regular doctor and dental appointments fall through the cracks.
When (if) you get to feeling lousy, you can review your past days or few weeks to figure out what you’re neglecting so that you can begin to take better care of yourself.
And just knowing that you’ve got a central place to do a brain dump or record your emotions is a mental health benefit that you might not even think about.
Use Your Life Planner To Schedule Creative Activities
Another benefit of using a life planner is that because you are sticking to a schedule for all
the mandatory responsibilities, it leaves a little free time for your artistic endeavors,
whether that means working on a hobby or trying something new.
Don’t forget to schedule time to take care of all aspects of your life with your planner. You are more than just an employee, a students, a mom, or a home manager. You’re an individual who deserves time, care, and fostering. Honor time commitments to yourself as much as you honor those other obligations
Before you go, please be sure to sign up for the weekly email.
Here are some fun planner accessories for you to check out:
And a few other planners for you to choose from: