Ever wanted to get more organised but not sure where to start? The secret to effortless organisation always begins with the right tools as well as making sure you’re using them in the best way to suit your life. So whether you want to work more productively, organise your home life or both, here’s how to use a Planner to streamline your life.
1) Set up your Planner
Your perfect Planner should be as unique as you are. Firstly, think about how you see yourself using it and set yourself some goals for better organisation. Customising the sections of your Planner to match different tasks or areas of your life is a great way to start. If you’re using your Planner for work, split up the different areas you work on and label the sections accordingly. So for example you could have a section for meetings, one for admin, one for ideas and the rest for different projects. If you’re using it for home, you could have one for housekeeping, one for DIY projects and one for family.
2) Fill in your Calendar
kikki.K Planners come with Calendar sections already inside so make sure you never miss another appointment or meeting by filling yours in. Use stickers to mark important dates as well as holidays to keep you motivated. You might want to introduce a colour coding system for different types of activities or for different family members. That way when you flick to a page, you’ll instantly be able to see everything that’s going on.
3) Get writing
Your Planner is only as good as the notes inside, so it’s time to get scribbling. If you have a Medium sized Planner, you might want to keep it with you at all times so you can capture things as they happen. Whether it’s an idea that pops into your head or an errand you need to run that week, writing it in your Planner immediately means you won’t forget. If you have a large Planner, some people find it easier to write little Adhesive Notes and then copy them in at a later time. Make a To Do list that you can keep checking throughout the day and be sure to note how urgent each task is.
4) Make Time to Check in
Depending on your routine, you’ll find that checking your Planner at certain times of the day helps you stay calm and organised. So you might decide to check in first thing in the morning, half way through the day and then once again in the evening, for example. That way you can check appointments, notes and To Do lists to keep you on track throughout the day. Adding Page Dividers and Stickers to important pages means every time you sit down and open your Planner, you’ll be instantly reminded of anything you need to follow up.
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