Stress relief. Organization. Medical peace of mind. Emotional support. All reasons why planning brings freedom.
Why Are You Using A Planner?
Not long ago I asked my Instagram family the question “Why did you start using a planner?” and I loved the answers I got.
I loved the fact that not many people answered that they plan because it’s part of their Type A personality.
A Planner Does NOT Equal Organized
There’s SO much more to using a planner than just being an organized person.
I wanted to share some of their responses. See if any of the following reasons resonate with you. Then, leave a comment about why YOU started planning.
“I got sick. I started tracking Dr’s appointments and decided to make it pretty. I wanted to journal because that’s pretty much all I could do when I felt so sick. Now, I plan because I need help remembering things. It helps me plan out home school.”
“I use my planner to keep medical thing straight for multiple people. I also use it for menu’s and chores.”
“It’s my war binder to organize life with illness, family, and medication records.”
“College is when planning became important to me. It replaced my abacus. It became necessary when I had to juggle adult and family life stuff.”
“Going back to college with children. I was also working part-time. I kept missing bill due dates. It also helped me keep track of family memories as time passes quickly.”
“To keep track of college/Dr’s appointments. I journal milestone markers. I love that I have the freedom to make it what I need.”
“I started using a planner when I was a single mom. My pocket calendar was not cutting it. Now I’m a Grandma and I use my planner to keep track of babysitting and sports.”
“Mom Brain!! Plus a stationary addiction. The planner community combined both and solved my momma brain problem.”
“I began journaling to handle my grief. I began adding appointments, menu, etc.”
“I am very easily distracted. I have special needs children and a spouse. It makes something stressful fun when I add creativity to planning. I found entires in my depressed daughter’s planner that changed from ‘Wanting to just stay alive’ to ‘I can do this!’ I realized that planning can be something beautiful.”
“It gives my scatter brain a security blanket!”
“I use my planner for work/family organization. I journal to keep track of memories and books that I’ve read.”
“It’s a way to release stress and anxiety in a fun and creative way. I use it as a journal and a craft book. It was my outlet for fun. I started because I was a perfectionist.”
“I’m a business owner. My planner helped me to not wake up panicked in the middle of the night!”
“I got a promotion and I had added responsibility.”
Aren’t those fantastic?!
Where Do You See Yourself?
Do you see yourself in any of those reasons to use a planner?
They gave me some ideas of new ways to use my planner.
I really love this community.
Not only did I find “my people”, I am constantly uplifted and encouraged to use the tool that I love to create a better life for myself and my family.
I’d love it if you’d leave a comment below and let me know why you use a planner.