Planning Ahead

Dec. 13, 2019

Staying organized at work can depend a lot on the calendar or planner you use. With the new year fast approaching, now is a great time to find the best planner. Whether you prefer spiral-bound, notebook, bullet journal style or even electronic planners, there are many types out there for organizing and prioritizing. Below are some options you may like to consider. 

Daily planners display one day per page and are great for very busy schedules that need a lot of room for daily assignments/tasks to be written down. These are especially helpful if you want to include your to-do list for the day. Most daily planners also include a monthly calendar to give a quick glance at what’s upcoming.

Weekly planners are great for being able to efficiently view your whole week. While daily planners can provide the ability to note specific details about your step by step processes and allow more space to document what you want to achieve in a 24-hour day, weekly planners focus on more important tasks and bulleting what needs your attention the most. This allows for a whole picture view of the entire week.

Monthly planners are perfect for our long-term planning and big-picture views as there is little room for detailed notes in the monthly calendar layout. But don’t worry, if you are someone that likes a monthly view but also needs space for a few side notes, most monthly planners include blank pages.

For those who can’t decide which type of planner to get and want the best of both worlds, or perhaps you organize your work in various ways depending on the tasks and projects assigned, a combination planner may be the right choice for you. 

Digital Planners are the perfect solution for those tech preferred organizers, or otherwise, those who want all the bells and whistles of a combination planner and more but don’t want the bulk or extra baggage. Planner applications for your phone, tablet, or computer can be a great alternative. With digital planner apps, you also tend to get more bang for your buck due to the extra features and, potentially low cost, versus a traditional pen to paper planner. This can also be a great relief for those who may not have the best handwriting.

Happy Planning!

Resources: 
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahhan/best-2019-planners
https://www.jetpens.com/blog/the-best-planners-for-2020/pt/97
https://timetune.help/en/faq/#1
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