A simple practice with many benefits
There are so many benefits of planning. Most people think about planners and calendars just as a way to manage appointments and ensure they are where they need to be when they need to be there. If you lean into the practice of planning you will be able to live a more organized and stress free life! In today’s post, I am going to share the top 5 overlooked benefits of planning. Many will be surprised by what you can get out of this simple practice. If you’re a planner guru and planner nerd, such as myself. Stick around for the life changing confirmation!
Top 5 Overlooked Benefits of Planning
- You are more likely to get things done when you write it down
- Planning helps to manage stress because you are more intentional about your time and commitments
- You can easily identify scheduling conflicts and mitigate conflicts
- Future reference for memories, milestones, and service appointments
- You can break down your goals into more manageable components
Planning means your more likely to get things done
I’ve read numerous articles in the past that stress the importance of writing things down. Essentially, when you write things down you are more likely to get them done. When you plan you are writing out your goals, to-do’s, appointment, tasks, and more. Planning is a great way to benefit from the practice of writing it down.
Let’s take it a step further. I was reading this article, “Neuroscience Explains Why You Need To Write Down Your Goals If You Actually Want To Achieve Them” on Forbes. According to this article, there’s a ton of cognitive processing that takes place when you write things down.
I plan my days, for my business, budget, and more with paper planners. I’ve noticed over the years that this practice helps me to remember things better and get more done. The study confirms, you are more likely to remember information when you write things down.
Life changing habits
There’s nothing worse than realizing your triple booked your schedule. Can you relate? It can be frustrating, disappointing, and so much more. One of the benefits of planning is that it gives you an opportunity to catch overbooking and correct them in advance.
You can read about managing competition priorities in this blog post, 10 Ways Working Moms Can Balance Competing Priorities with Ease – Career Mom Community.
Additionally, planning allows you to break your goals down into small manageable components that you can actually achieve in a given window of time. That alone is a life changing practice. It helps to reduce the stress of goal setting and allows you to see your goals and activities more clearly.
Planning allows you to break your goals down into small manageable components that you can actually achieve in a given window of time.Tweet
Lean into the benefits of planning
If you lean into the practice of planning you will be able to live a more organized and stress free life!
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