A daily planner is a statement of intent.
“I plan to live my life to the fullest.”
And for every go-getter hoping to harness the life-changing benefits that keeping a journal can have, here are seven things you need to be adding each day.
1. To-do lists
You can’t expect yourself to remember everything you need to get done. You need that energy to make those things happen.
Instead, let your to-do list take the burden and keep a note of the tasks you must complete every day to achieve your goals.
You’ll soon find that most of your success comes from only 20% of the tasks on your list, allowing you to get specific about what you spend your precious time on.
2. Important dates
Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings… Keeping track of the important dates means never missing a loved one’s special day.
Instead, you’ll be able to plan ahead and ensure you have dedicated time for the most important people in your life.
This section is also good to keep track of important appointments such as medical and business appointments.
3. Habit tracker
Do you have activities you do regularly? Then you need a habit tracker!
Rather than create a to-do list as long as your arm, a habit tracker will let you tick off your daily activities in an organised manner and remind you to keep it up.
Habit trackers are great for things like taking vitamins, exercise, drinking water, chores etc.
Check Pinterest to find some inspiring designs for your journal.
4. Budget planner
People often neglect their financial health, so a budget planning page in your journal will help you keep on top of your finances, encouraging you to make the most of your hard-earned income.
And if you are a freelancer or entrepreneur using a daily planner to stay organised, budgeting is an essential part of your system that will help you expand your business.
Everybody has goals. Goals take hard work, dedication and accountability.
That’s where your journal comes in. Writing your goals into your journal helps keep you accountable on your journey, allowing you to develop a path to success that works for you.
Not to mention, having your “why” written in your journal will provide you with courage when you’re feeling discouraged about your goal progress.
6. Motivational quotes
Having a page of motivational quotes is like having your own, personal cheerleader in the palm of your hands.
It will serve as your go-to when you need inspiration and motivation to keep going.
7. Gratitude page
Sometimes, life gets rough. It can be hard to see the sun on a cloudy day.
That’s why taking a few minutes every day to write about things you are grateful for will help improve your outlook on life.
No matter how small, there is always something to be thankful for, and remembering that will help you create the habit of seeing the good in the bad.