If there's one thing I've learned as a freelancer and small business owner, it's that organization is everything and a daily planner can make all the difference. I have a thousand things to do in any given day, and keeping track of them all can be a real challenge. Thank goodness for planners, right?! Having one place where I can track all of my commitments (without getting distracted by apps and social media) is keeping me incredibly productive and motivated. My daily planner has become essential to my everyday life.
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I knew I had to find a way to share this phenomenal tool with my readers, so here it is: I've created an entire 2016 daily planner for you!
As a bonus, it even includes the last two months of 2015, so you can get started using it right away. Each week's spread is color-coded by month and includes space for a To Do list, notes about the week, and each day's schedule - plus a fun inspirational quote just to help keep things looking up.
These pages can be printed at home or taken to a print shop. You could even upload them to Lulu.com and have them perfect-bound for safekeeping. They're optimized for US Letter sized paper, but can easily be resized to A5 using Acrobat's "shrink to fit" print option. I keep mine wrapped up in an ARC planner I snagged from Staples.
Track your commitments, compile your to-do's, and check things off the list as you finish them. Never forget a meeting, a blog post, or a new shop item again. By the end of your week you'll be amazed to see how much you've gotten done, and how gratifying is that? I love seeing each spread filled with all the things I accomplished, even if I didn't necessarily get to everything I wanted to do.
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What are the tools you use to stay organized throughout your day?
Tell me all about it in the comments!