The planner is one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given, which is why my tip of the month for The Smart Girl's Guide is, "An agenda is a girl's best friend." When my planner and I are both on the same page (no pun intended), the amount of work I get done is incredible. However, it can be a lot of work to organize yourself when it comes to your planner. Here are some of my top tips!
Get a planner that works for you. Every one of us is different. We organize in different ways and our preferences are unique. Find a planner that works for you. Personally, the closest one to my liking is the Lilly Pulitzer planner. I am, though, always in search of a better one.
Keep sticky notes near. These can be used as reminders!
Write down your tasks using color coded pens. Look at the different categories of your life. Then, choose a color for each. For example, I have a different color for academics, health/sports, activities, college, and social life. This way, each area stands out so you can see what you have to do each day.
Keep as much information as you can in your planner. This way, if you need a phone number, a birthday, a reminder, a business card, etc, it is all in one place. The less things you have on you, the better.
Highlight what is done, once done. I have been doing this since 5th grade and it has helped me immensely. By highlighting, you know that you have completed a task. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment and it keeps things that are not done visible. These are Jonathan Adler Highlighters!
Do you have a planner? Any tips?