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I was recently visiting one of our Polka Dotz stores and found myself being drawn to our new colorful and beautiful Agendas. If I’m being honest, I am not usually a write everything down type of gal; and if I’m being even more honest (with myself) that is probably not the best organization technique.

The more I looked at them the more I wanted to buy one (I mean you try working at such a cute store and still bring home a paycheck). There has to be a reason why Weekly Planners are so popular, so I decided to do a little research.

As soon as I got home I went on Google (because we all know Google has all the answers) and typed in: why should you have a weekly planner? And down the rabbit hole I went…

There are many reasons why keeping a daily, weekly and/or monthly planner is beneficial to every one but I broke it down to some of my favorites:

Time Management

Not enough time in the day? Where have I heard that before? One of the reasons we find this happens is because we are not scheduling our day effectively. Instead of breaking it down little by little throughout the day we are thinking of everything that needs to get done and it becomes, well, overwhelming.

Using your planner to schedule out your day will help you coordinate times for appointments, errands and tasks you need to complete that day and it will help you find those extra minutes (or hours) you didn’t even realize you had.

Increased Productivity

A lot of times when you think of productivity you think of your job. However, being productive goes beyond your job and into your personal life. It’s perfect for that weekly laundry schedule you’ve been meaning to make!

Whether its for your job or for your home, planners can help you to stay on track with the tasks you need to complete, and they encourage you to move on to the next one on the list.

Record Keeping

Let’s not forget that pesky memory we have (or at least I have). Your planner is the perfect place to keep a record of all those appointments you don’t want to miss. I find it also helps me remember what I was doing on certain days. It’s also great for keeping track of any deadlines or important dates (we can’t rely on Facebook to remind us of everyones birthday) no matter how big or small they may be.

Feeling of Accomplishment

I just had to add this one because how good does it feel when you cross off one thing on your list? Now multiply that by crossing off all the things on your list! That sense of accomplishment keeps you motivated to keep going the next day, the next week, the next month (and so on). It gives you that internal satisfaction of knowing YOU CAN DO IT, all you have to do is set your mind to it (and jot it down in your planner). Now you can take your well earned time off and use it to do all the things that fill your soul.

And in case your were wandering, YES, I did that buy that agenda! Juggling my job, my family, digital learning, the household chores, appointments and everything in between makes me think it’s going to come in very handy!


-Sylmarie Alvarado

 

 

 

 

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