If you’re anything like me, then organization is key. It’s key for being productive, keeping things streamlines, and accomplishing each of those tasks on my to-do list. Running my personal business as a blogger and having Summer Fridays as an entirely separate company requires a lot of organization. In order for me to get all of my priorities in order, I love using a planner. Yes, old-school planners are still the way to go. If your life is feeling a little crazy or all over the place at the moment, consider getting yourself a planner to make it all easier. There are plenty of different kinds of planners, ranging from traditional checklists to budget planners and even happiness planners. The one you ultimately decide to go for should be aligned with your personal goals and needs. Take a look at some of my favorites below.
Everyone can put a traditional planner to use. This is the simplest way to insert all of your tasks into a calendar that isn’t on your phone but can still be brought along with you anywhere. Most of these also have room for notes if you have any additional information to jot down as a reminder.
Not into calendars? No problem. Another option to think about is an individual checklist for every day of the week. Simply check your tasks off as you go and then move on to the next page one a new week starts. Seeing everything you’ve checked off from your list is also a great way to feel accomplished.
Daily Planner + Gratitude Journal
This type of planner isn’t a traditional one and includes a great exercise to practice every day. After jotting down your tasks and priorities for each day, take a minute to write down the things you’re grateful for as well. We all get stressed out at times, but it’s important to remind ourselves that our hard work is worth it.
Who said you can’t also have a planner for your personal goals? The Happiness Planner is designed to focus on positive thinking and personal progress, with 100 dated pages to visualize your goals and reflect on your progress as time passes. The way the planner is set helps you break down all of your personal goals into a way that you can achieve them in the coming weeks or months.
If your finances are your main concern at the moment, then consider getting yourself a budget planner. Setting a budget for yourself is one thing, but writing down all of your purchases and upcoming expenses can help change the way you view things. If your spending habits need to be adjusted, this can be a big help.
Bonus: Planner App
Okay, I know all of you don’t love writing things down so I went ahead and included a great organization app. The Planner Pro App is a great way to stay more organized right in the palm of your hand—literally. There are so many planner apps available in the app stores for both Apple and Android. These are great for jotting down some last-minute tasks when you don’t have the time to pull out a pen and paper.