15 Planner Tips to Stay On TrackOctober 17, 2016December 17, 2019Sky

How many times have you started off with great intentions to use your planner to help you stay organized; only to find yourself three or four weeks later struggling to get back on track?  If you can see yourself in this statement, I have found some planner tips that can help you stay on track.

  1. Set a certain time every week to plan out your next week or your month. (Make a habit of planning at the same time.)
  2. Designate a location. (Have a certain location that your planner will be.)
  3. Keep your planner visible and open. (Seeing your planner will help you to be accountable.)
  4. Look at your planner. (Looking at your planner often helps you know what tasks need to be done.)
  5. Carry it with you if you are on the go. (Have your planner with you to write things down when you think of them.)
  6. Write everything down. (Get it out of your head and on paper.)
  7. Note only what is important to you. (Don’t sweat the small stuff that isn’t important.)
  8. Make changes and tweaks as you go through your week. (It is a work in progress so adjust as needed.)
  9. Be realistic in your tasks and timeline. (Know your limitations and don’t try to be superwoman.)
  10. Don’t stress about filling it up. (It’s okay to have empty space.)
  11. Use check marks to check things off your list. (Marking tasks off your planner list actually encourages the task to get completed.)
  12. Use color coded categories. (Colors can help with tasks of importance.)
  13. Circle or highlight the priorities. (Having the priorities stand out helps complete those tasks first.)
  14. Personalize it. (Make the planner yours with your style and decoration.)
  15. Don’t give up. (Tomorrow is a new day if you find yourself slacking off.)

Sometimes having a planner can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you are trying to do it all.  Hopefully these planner tips will help you stay on track for your happy planning.