Thursday, July 16, 2015

No Spend July Day 16: Be a Planner Nerd!


Having a plan for your day is helpful and leads to accomplishing needed tasks. If you have a planner using it consistently is the key to success. If you don’t have a planner you can make a DIY planner with free on-line printables and add them to a binder. Another option that is cost effective is to create a bullet journal with a simple composition notebook. If you need something premade you can get a planner in many office supply store or retail stores for under $20. Many people prefer to go digital like Google calendars or an app. You can add anything you want to your planner such as meal plans, appointments, personal goals, weight loss info, cleaning schedules, and so much more. Don’t get bogged down with what to plan at first, it will come to you as to what is important to include as you get into the habit of using your planner.

You can have fun and be creative with a paper planner by adding stickers, washi tape, and colored pens. You don’t have to spend a bunch of money to have a planner or be organized. Use what you have before making any purchases. Many of us have tons of stationary and craft supplies that go unused and decorating your planner is one more option for your supplies. Many people create works of art and keepsakes out of their planners when they add important family events similar to a journal.

Do you have a planner? Do you need to get one?

You may find this helpful:

I've been a planner nerd for 3 years. I usually work on my planner each morning and update it in the evening. My planner is a $25 planner from DaySpring. I like that it has scripture, inspirational quotes, and a bible reading plan. I like to decorate minimally. 

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