Everything that is done well is usually done with a good plan. Are you feeling scatter brained and would like to work on becoming more organized? If so, this blog may help you out today. Today on the blog, I’m sharing about the first simple planning step to take as a beginner planner.

A planner on a table with clips, a watch, and a hot drink.

The first simple planning step to take as a beginner: WRITE THINGS DOWN.

Why should we write things down? There are a lot of benefits to writing things down, but here are three of them:

  • Writing things down helps commit to memory better.
  • Writing things down helps us to follow through with plans better.
  • Writing things down helps us to reduce our mental load.

Here is a blog on more benefits for writing things down.

If you are working on a new habit, a routine, a project, new ideas or planning a vacation..really anything that is floating around your brain: Try writing it down.

Research shows that we are better able to “prioritize which we should focus on and act on at any given moment” if we write things down. -productive and free.com

Tips for the first simple planning step to take as a beginner planner:

Commit to a time to write things down if it’s for daily planning. I tend to take five minutes every night at the end of the day. And have a notebook or digital notepad nearby to jot things down as they pop into mind. How many hours have I wasted trying to remember what I forgot to write down? It still happens sometimes and every time I remind myself that I can’t not write things down.

The first simple planning step to take as a beginner planner need not be complicated. Make a commitment, stick to it, and try things out over time. And before you know it, you’ll have your life a bit more organized and planned…you may even call yourself a planner by then too. I hope you enjoyed my blog on the first simple planning step to take as a beginner planner. Take it slow, learn as you go, and enjoy the process. Writing down a daily to do list, learning how to prioritize, and being consistent are all great ways to become better at planning.

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PS if you’d like to get started on daily planning or step up your planning game, I created a free printable daily planner sheet for you that you can use. You can find it here. You can also find all of my printable planners in my shop HERE.

A picture of the free daily plan printable.

Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!