Category Archives: Planner Supply Organization

Why you need a planner

Planning with Tiffany - Organize planner supplies

It's a new year, which for most of us means we'll make resolutions and then give up on them.

There are many reasons we abandon our resolutions and a few ways we can help ensure we won't.

"Planning" to be successful is one of them.

One of my favorite quotes - "Goals not put to paper are seeds without soil - they'll blow away in even the gentlest breeze" - sums up just how important it is to write things down.

A planner is the perfect place to track your resolutions - which reminds me of one of my favorite Mark Twain quotes - "It doesn't matter if you're on the right track, if you just stand there, you'll still get run over."

A planner can help you manage your daily to-do list, but it can also help you stay on track with your resolutions.

Now that you know why you need one - how do you choose the right one?

There is no one size fits all solution to this question.

I use a medium sized Happy Planner - it's perfect for all of the things I track and it fits easily into my tote bag.

My mother uses the large Happy Planner - she adds more details to her daily list and enjoys having the extra space to use as a journal.

My girlfriend Jessie uses one of the small checkbook style planners - super small, lightweight and easy to carry.

Why you need a planner, totally-Tiffany
Walter Drake Checkbook planner, totally-tiffany, why you need a planner

My advice -

Choose a size that you can comfortably carry with you - it's important to be able to add notes or record things where ever you might be, especially if you have goals around things like weight loss, diet or exercise.

Choose a planner that is'nt going to be overwhelming.  This is a common mistake - your planner doesn't have to be crafty and beautiful, it certainly can be, but if finding time to "create" your planner each day/week/month becomes stressful, you'll abandon it along with your resolutions.

Using your planner

Start simple!  You can always get more detailed, add more lists, or track more stuff - but first you want to build good habits.

Write down your resolutions - maybe on sticky note that you move easily from week to week or month to month.

Decide on a way to track them - If weight loss is your goal you'll want to track daily things, if planning a trip is your goal, you might want to track weekly things.

Choose a time to update your planner - you may be able to keep your planner updated throughout the day, even it that is the case, I'd recommend setting aside a few minutes towards the end of your day; maybe the last 5 minutes at work, right after dinner or just before bed - to review your day, note your accomplishments or failures and preview the next day.

I'm thinking of starting a planning/goal setting Facebook group - is this something you would be interested in joining?  If so, please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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