Between meetings, scheduled phone calls, daily tasks, and other life situations—it can be hard to keep it all on our heads if we do not have our own secretary. Sticky notes can be accidentally thrown away and technology cannot always be relied on. Psychology Today covers why you should use a planner and utilize it daily. For starters, “Using a planner allows you to schedule each event, appointment, errand, and task, so that you know what to expect and don’t run out of time. Set specific due dates and deadlines for everything to help you stay on track, and have extra time left for yourself and your family.” Following this statement has the potential to improve your overall productivity. It also reduces stress and makes time available to do things that are fun or creative!
Here are 3 planners that I believe work best in a workplace setting:
1. Panda Planner
The Panda Planner is a productivity-driven planner that is meant to be used to “restart, reclaim, and rejoice” to get your life back on track. The founder and creator of the planner, Michael Leip, has an incredible backstory on why he created the company as well. The Panda Planner Pro is geared towards students and working professions and on the front cover it says: “for productivity, time management and happiness.” Just on the slogan alone, I’m sold. Aside from the slogan, it’s a sleek, weekly planner that gives the planner a six month time frame. At only $36.97 along with a choice of colors, it makes planning ahead look easy.
2. Field Notes
This is a more simple, no flashy colors, or any need for stickers kind of planner. It is versatile and is able to be put into your purse or briefcase without taking up much room. This simplistic layout is a 56-week planner and is undated so that if you miss a week or go on vacation, your planner doesn’t get thrown off. This company is great for supporting agriculture and its history. “Field Notes in general, and the National Crop Edition specifically, owe their existence to a tradition of promotional memo books distributed to American farmers over the last hundred years by seed, tractor, and other agricultural companies.” At the price of $14.95, it’s hard to beat.
3. Nomatic Planner
Another elegant planner which includes a lifetime warranty, whiteboard paper, monthly views, and a pen holder! Nomatic gives you two options for their planner: mint or black. Another plus is that this planner includes goal mapping and checklists. At the price of $29.99, being the second most expensive, there are a lot of benefits to buying this one.
Time to Get Planning!
What planners have you used that have worked for you? Let us know! There are so many outstanding benefits to planning your work and personal life and to relieve your overall stress! Check out this article to plan ahead your breakfast!