How to Use a Planner for Beginners

Using a planner can be very helpful in organizing your time and activities. A good planner can help you plan out your schedule, make notes of any deadlines or important dates, and keep track of ideas that pop up during the day to remind yourself later. Here are some of my favorite tips on how to get started using a planner for beginners.

How to find the perfect planner for your needs

There are different types of planners available, and the type that will work best for you depends on your needs and preferences. Planners can be found at office supply stores or online. It is important to find a planner that has enough room for all of your activities.

You should also consider whether you want a digital or paper-based planner. Digital planners are generally more expensive but maybe more flexible in what they offer. Paper-based planners typically have enough room for all of your activities and still remain inexpensive.

How to start filling in your schedule

You can use a planner to jot down your class schedule, work or internship hours, and other important appointments. It is also helpful to use the notes section of your planner to write down any ideas or thoughts that come to you.

How to use the notes section of your planner

The notes section allows you to write down any ideas or thoughts you may have during the day. You might use this space to write down a reminder for yourself, or a list of things to do. How you choose to use the notes section is entirely up to you, but remember not to overwhelm it with too many thoughts.

How to check the calendar section of your planner

The calendar can be used as a schedule or checklist of activities for any given day. You might want to include important deadlines in the calendar section to make sure you remember them. You can also use it as a way to plan out your time, making sure that you allow enough time for each activity you have planned for the day.

How to start decorating your planner

Decorating your planner can be a fun activity. You can use stickers, washi tape, or stamps to decorate your planner with any design you choose. If you are using a digital planner, there are also many different apps available that have different types of stickers for decorating it.

Things to track in your planner

You have many different options when choosing what to track in your planner. You might choose to track the following:

– Birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates

– Weekly tasks

– Monthly goals

– List of books you want to read or movies you want to watch

– List of places you want to visit

– List of television shows you want to watch

Whatever makes sense for your needs and preferences is a good option. For example, if you want to track books or movies you want to watch, consider including a separate page in your planner for this purpose. This way it will be easier to find what you are looking for without taking up valuable space in your planner.


Using a planner is an easy way to stay organized and plan out your time. By finding the planner that works best for you, filling in basic information, organizing your schedule, using the notes section for ideas or reminders, and checking the calendar section frequently, you can make sure that all of your activities are planned accordingly.

Published by Melissa Jiggetts

I am a graphic designer who enjoys using my skills to help busy moms and teachers such as myself.

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