Using a Planner to Stay Organized

Connie Ragen Green
9 min readNov 30, 2023
Connie Ragen Green — Using a Planner to Stay Organized

Using a Planner to Stay Organized is Your Key to Success

Many of us don’t have a plan for our lives. Instead, we deal with life one day at a time and this can be very chaotic and stressful. Using a planner to stay organized and focused can make all the difference. Here are two different scenarios.

Without a plan: on Monday morning, you might step into your home office, coffee in hand, only to be greeted by a dozen tasks that need to be done, accompanied by a sense of chaos and overwhelm.

With a plan: now, imagine that you’ve crafted a well-thought out plan for your week before Monday even arrives. So on Monday when you walk into the office, you feel confident and ready for whatever comes your way.

One of the tools that can help you with this important process is a planner. This could be a digital or printable planner or a traditional planner. It’s a way to organize your life. A planner is allows you to have things such as your schedule, to-do lists, and important dates all in one place. This can significantly reduce stress because it provides a clear overview of your upcoming commitments.

Here are even more reasons why you need a planner. It will:

  • Boost your confidence. Taking control of your time instills confidence. Instead of reacting to the events that happen, you take charge of your time and decide what tasks need to be done and when and by whom. This sense of mastery can permeate every area of your life.
  • Help you reach your goals. Planners are excellent tools for setting and tracking goals. Whether your goals are personal or professional, breaking them down into smaller, manageable tasks in your planner makes them more achievable. Regularly reviewing your goals keeps you focused and motivated.
  • Make it easier you stay on top of what needs to be done. Planning allows you to decide what needs to be done and prioritize your goals ahead of time. This will minimize feelings of frustration and overwhelm.
  • Give you more free time. Contrary to the idea that planning everything out will restrict spontaneity, it actually frees up more time. When you have a clear plan of action, you’ll make the most of the time you have, reducing…



Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents.