Why do I need a planner? Dates and times are stamped everywhere. I make list, I take notes, I leave myself voice messages to remind me to do things and I just don’t see why I need a planner. Truth is, no one needs a planner. It’s not essential to living like air, water or food yet it can be once you learn to use one to its fullest potential.
I had the opportunity to participate in iBloom’s Virtual Retreat which was a two-day online event where participants work through a step-by-step process for setting up life and business plans for the new year. We shared as a group our thoughts, our hearts, our tears, and many, many prayers.
Face it! Women are busy and generally are the keepers of the entire households schedule. Why not find a method for keeping up with the details that works best for you and your lifestyle? The truth is this:
- Writing the things down you plan to do in one place helps build a habit of productivity to get things done.
- Writing things down in one place helps keep the things that are most important to you on your radar.
- When you have things written down in one place, it makes it easier for you to decide what to say yes to and where you need to graciously decline.
Three features of My iBloom Life & Business Planner I’m anticipating using this year are: Theme for the year; My Date Night Ideas; and My Priorities. Keeping what’s most important to you right at your fingertips helps to keep those people, things, and dreams right in front of you!
Why do I need a planner? CEO and founder of Rich Life Advisors, Beau Henderson summed up the message of this post perfectly:
Time is a non-renewable resource. You owe it to yourself to spend time with people who are supportive, who care about you, and who want what is best for you. As Jim Rohn put it … ‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with … Who you spend time with can elevate you as much as it can bring you down.’ –Beau Henderson
Be intentional with your time and plan your priorities. If you want your family to be your priority, plan accordingly. If you want a business project to be a priority, plan it out step-by-by. By taking the time to build a healthy habit of writing your plans down in a planner you will remember more, forget less, decrease stress and best of all–increase your productivity because you will be more organized and have your plans prioritized. I encourage you to begin your plans for 2015 now. Finish this year strong by preparing for the new year.
Are you ready to put your plans for the next year in writing?