How to Make a Desk Planner
According to Gallup’s 2015 Lifestyle Poll, forty-eight (48%) of Americans said that they do not have enough time to do the things they want to do. We can prevent being part of that percentage by using an effective tool, planners. Help yourself get out of the distress of infeasibility by following the guide prepared below.
1. Put Up A Calendar
A planner is simply your calendar of things. Organizing the things you need and want to starts with a calendar. Making a schedule will let you appreciate more the value of time. Squandering time may lead to a waste of a day. Calendars prevent that from happening. Generate a calendar that will accommodate the span of time you intend to use this planner. Are you planning just for an upcoming busy day? Or you’re planning your week, month, or entire year? Plotting a calendar will make you identify your other needs for the planner.
2. Indicate Your To-Do Activities
Make use of the calendar to remember and record your to-do list. It can be your need-to-do or want-to-do activities. You shouldn’t hold back in noting them. That is what planners are for. It will help you find your balance in doing not just the things that you must do, but also those that you wish to do. Meet the deadlines by setting priorities. Identify your daily, weekly, or monthly activities. You can manage your time and energy this way so you can make time for the things you want to do. Secure a complete list.
3. Create A Tracker
A tracker is an efficient tool you can add to the planner. It displays the development you have made for the day and to your activities, from their conception to completion. Some people really get uncomfortable when they left an unfinished task. So creating one will help boost one’s productivity. It can increase your self-awareness and at the same time, decrease your self-doubt. Always encourage yourself that even though you cannot go back in time, the nice thing about time is that it doesn’t restrain you from doing things. So just keep on doing your thing until you finish them!
4. Keep it Realistic
Planning a full day ahead does not determine a productive day ahead. There might be unexpected circumstances that may cause you to slow down with your work pace. That is why being realistic is a practical thing to do. Always be flexible to make adjustments anytime. Failing to do things doesn’t mean your bad at organizing yourself. Well, actually, you just organized your planner. Doesn’t it count? As you carry out your tasks, and as you utilize this planner, you will realize that there are times that not all the plans we have in mind for today can be finished. We will get the hang of things when we make them part of our habit. Don’t be so hard to yourself. If you know it may take a while for you to do a particular task, allocate enough time for it. By the time, you get used to it, you can make the necessary arrangements to the planner.