- A New Planner is A New Start
Is it just me, or does anyone else look forward to the purchase of a fresh new planner? Now, I purchase planners at the beginning of the year, but I remember the excitement of getting academic planners at the start of a school year! I loved all of the empty spaces and the smell of possibility with the pages. There’s something about a planner that signifies change and a fresh start.
- A Planner Holds Our Memories
Somehow I’ve managed to hold on to just about every journal and planner that I’ve used since my teenage years. I can’t bear to throw them away. Why? Because my life was lived within their pages. In our planners, we live and document our everyday lives.
I love that I can pick up an old planner and look back on a year and see what I had written on my little to-do list and remember exactly what life felt like in that season. I can remember the classes that swamped me when I started college, that one summer of freedom and wild adventures, and those crazy 6 months of wedding planning that I would never want to relive again. A planner holds precious memories and we can keep them forever.
- A Planner Reduces Anxiety
Planners keep us sane. In the busyness and hectic pace of our lives, planners do the tracking and the remembering so that we don’t have to. I always feel a bit of relief after spending time with my planner because I’m able to sort of just dump out everything that’s swirling in my mind onto its pages. From my head, onto the calendar it goes and I suddenly feel free!
After emptying out all of the details of my mind that I’ve been clutching onto, I’m relieved of that awful tinge of anxiety I have of forgetting something important. Can you relate to this? Planners keep track of the tiny details that our overwhelmed minds can so easily forget. They are anxiety reducers for people like me!
- A Planner Ensures Success
For a student a great planner is not only a luxury, but a necessity for success. We aren’t successful by accident; we become successful when we plan accordingly. A planner helps us prioritize what’s most important and keeps all of the details of our life in the right perspective. A planner helps us to see the big picture, like what due dates are coming up so that we don’t have to pull all-nighters to get something turned in.
I love my planner because not only does it reduce my anxiety of forgetting something, but it gives me the confidence that I can do my job well. With my planner, I know what’s in front of me and what’s on my plate so that I can prioritize my time more efficiently.
- A Planner Streamlines Communication
Communication is an essential part of being successful. A teacher with a student, a student with a parent- these are just two vital streams of communication that must happen regularly.
For a parent, a planner is peace of mind and communication with your student, as well as your student’s teachers. Your child may not tell you everything that’s going on at school but the planner will! A planner is really a go-between that connects home life to school life. It really is a must-have for a successful school year!