5 Reasons Why You Need a Planner

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5 Top Reasons:

1. You won’t forget what you need to do.

This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s one of the main reasons why you should use a planner. I wanted to be productive over the summer to reduce my workload for the next semester in college. By listing activities that I needed to accomplish, I remembered what I needed to do day-by-day, which helped in cutting my workload.

2. You can see into the future.

Most, if not, all planners have a general monthly calendar. I use a planner from TUL, and it’s so efficient, cheap and I highly recommend it. A monthly calendar shows all the days in a span of 1–2 pages. An example of one is shown below:

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3. You can prioritize what you need to do.

Because you can visually see what you need to do, you can prioritize on what you need to do for the day. For example, I will make a sample list below

  • Buy groceries
  • Pay rent
  • Work out
  • Study for Psychology
  • Do Calculus Homework

4. You will save time.

While you write all the things you need to do, it starts to feel like you’re running out of time. Fear not! You’re actually saving time.

5. You can feel productive.

Do you know that feeling when you cross out something from a to-do-list? Another perk of using a planner is experiencing that feeling of relief mixed proudness. Whenever I cross out an activity, I feel accomplished for the day, which makes me feel more productive. When I feel more productive, I have more energy to finish my to-do-list for the day or whatever I have listed on that planner. This chain reaction is another reason why you need to use a planner.

Wrap it up…

Based on these five reasons, using a planner has made me more productive, organized, and successful in completing my activities for the day. I highly recommend using one for extremely busy people, have a lot of responsibilities (job, parent, studying, pet owners, etc.) since it will keep you organized. Take this from a person who hasn’t used a planner since middle school. (I only used it because we were required to.)

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