You probably already know the main benefits of using a planner, from organizing your life to tracking goals and tasks. But there is so much more to it than a to-do list and calendar. Using a planner can boost creativity in ways you may not have thought it could!
Find New Inspiration
As you start using your planner, you might find that you are newly inspired or motivated. This is through the daily task of using a planner, creating goals and to-do lists, and even adding little mini journal entries on some of the pages. It Is not something that will happen right away, but the more you use your planner, the more clarity you get into what you want to do with your life.
Using a Planner Feels Sacred and Personal
The planner also becomes something very personal to you. It has all your life experiences, personal goals, work ambitions, schedules, and everything else that is important to you. This can become a healing ritual for you, encourage you to be more mindful and thankful, and have a new part of your daily self-care routine. You might be surprised by how in-tune you become with your own mind by using a daily planner.
You Can Channel Your Creativity
This depends on how you use your planner, but it can also help to spark that creativity you haven’t seen in a while. From customizing different pages to color coding or using decorations for more interest, there are many ways to be more creative just by using your planner.
You Have Memories of Your Life
If you are using your planner to record what you do each day, including your health stats, tracking your habits, creating goals, and just noting how you spend your time, you are creating a type of memory book of your life. You can look back on previous planners and see what you did and how much you have changed since then. If you want to, you can even share it with others as you get older so they can see what your life was like many years before.
You Can Practice Mindfulness
A planner is also a great tool to use when you are trying to live more mindfully. This allows you to be present, record how you spend your time and write down your thoughts each day. Use it alone or in combination with a daily journal for this purpose.
There are so many different reasons to use a planner, but I'll say that these are some of the most important to me.