Your planner is a one stop shop for all things organisation. Make sure to use it to its full potential with these six different ways to creatively use your planner.
I am a planner addict (hence the name of this blog!) and because of this I have a collection of spare planners. I can’t help but purchase them, they are all so pretty! It is not fun seeing them collect dust though so I try to find creative ways to use them. I thought I would share some of these creative ways with you. Why only have one planner? When you can have a collection!
Turn a spare planner into a fitness planner. You can use the yearly view to asses your fitness goals, your monthly to lay out what you would like to achieve that month and daily to plan your actual exercises. If you also wanted to track your nutrition you could meal plan using the daily layout. Having an extra fitness planner is so handy because it gives you one place to focus on only that. Plus it is easier to track your success!
With the difficult time we are all facing at the moment it seems even more important to be thankful for what we do have. A spare planner could be used as a gratitude journal. You can use the weekly/daily view to list everything you are grateful for. You could also decorate the pages if you wanted to make it an extra special/ personal journal. I write my gratitudes in the morning or at night. When do you read yours?
Social Media Planner
If you run a Social Media account an extra planner could really come in handy. I find it is essential to make a plan around the content you are posting. Though I must admit I find digital social media planners hard to follow. I like to physically write down what I need to post and when. It also helps me be more creative with ideas .
Turn your Planner into a Journal
As mentioned above you can use your planner for gratitudes. So you can definitely use it as a journal. I have always dated pages on my journal so I find it really helpful to use a planner. In year’s to come you can look back on certain days and read your thoughts, feelings and plans. This is a really good use of a planner and it saves you buying a separate journal.
Travelling is something we can’t all do now but hopefully we will be able to soon! Why not use your spare planner to plan some trips? You can note the dates you would like to travel on and set up to-do’s to make sure you get there! Having a dedicated planner for traveling can help motivate you to save for and organise a trip!
A separate work and personal planner is a good way of creating a work / life balance. Separate planners keep your to-do’s away from each other plus it helps to de-clutter your personal planner of work related tasks. This could be especially handy if you have your own business.
I would still recommend that you keep a main planner so that everything is in one easy place. If you have a spare planner though why not put it to good use?
If you would now like a spare planner, we have a FREE printable planner you can download here.
Do you have a spare planner? What do you use it for? Let us know in the comments below.