Even if you’re a pro planner and obsessed with productivity, there are still going to be times when you just… don’t want to do something. We’ve all been there. After many years, and lots of things I don’t want to do, here’s the biggest secret I’ve found that helps me personally get them done – plus some smaller tricks to help yourself cross those pesky items off your to-do list that you just can’t seem to get finished.
I’m guessing if you’re following this blog you already know these things, but here are some of the general planning tips and key points I share with my students, most of whom are just starting out on figuring out the best system for getting things done. Regardless of your personality type, this will help you plan better.
To me there are only two things you really need to plan successfully. Everything else is just to your taste — go simple and pure bullet journalling, use a pre-made planner, go all-digital, or decorate your own. The choice is up to you, but whatever you do, here’s how to use that system effectively.
I’m an art educator, and one of the things I work on with my high school and college-age students is planning and time management. I thought I would adapt one of the lessons I prepared for them into a series of blog posts about how to plan. This post discusses how you can use a personality test to help you use your planner more effectively.
If you know yourself well, then you can “hack” your planning tools, methods, and habits to make sure you are using all of them in a way that really suits how you work best.