What is National Planner Day?
A day to celebrate & honor planners and the planning community and the awesome power both have to truly change your life!
What are the Goals of National Planner Day?
- To celebrate planners and the power they have to truly change your life
- To celebrate & honor the amazingly supportive planner community
- To honor stand-out resources already in the planning community
- To introduce & educate new people into the planning world and show them how planning can lead to a happier, healthier life
How Can I Get Involved/Celebrate?
- Check out our planner resource list to find new planner brands, influencers, online communities, events, podcasts, and more!
- Host and/or participate in future day of virtual events to find new creators and connect with other planner lovers
- Post your planners and/or share your favorite planning accounts on 8/1 with #NationalPlannerDay
- Use our story template to share how planning has changed your life for the better and spread love to other community members
- Enter (or contribute to!) future group giveaways
What are the benefits of planning?
Research from Princeton University and the University of California shows that students who take notes on paper actually learn and retain more than those who use laptops. The reason is that handwriting:
- Engages different parts of your brain.
- Forces you to more fully process your thinking.
- Creates more and better memory cues for later recall.
- Gives you an edge in understanding and remembering concepts.
In addition—and you know this from experience—digital devices can be incredibly distracting. When it comes to focused work, they can get in the way by tempting you to multi-task when you should be working on one task at a time.
For every hour of planning, 3 to 4 hours are saved from redundancy, waiting for information, not being prepared and poorly managed tasks Break the Phone Addiction! Did you know the average person checks their phone 150 times day?! Break the habit! Reach for your planner first thing in the morning for a much more positive, productive day.
Planners help you prioritize your day. Sales reps surveyed were most productive when they assigned themselves only three tasks per day. It gave them a great sense of accomplishment when they were able to cross off those tasks. Source: Accountemps. Using the correct organizational tools can improve time management by 38%. Source: Mobile Technology Product
Writing things down that you need to remember gives you a far better chance of actually remembering them when you have to. Students who physically take notes received a memory boost –, particularly when compared to those who took notes via a laptop. Source: Association of Psychological Science