4 Surprising Ways to Use a Planner

4 ways to use a planner

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”  ― Allen Saunders

A goal without a plan is just a wish.”   ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”   ― Benjamin Franklin


It’s all just a wish until you make a plan! Whether it’s home, work, meals or exercise, a planner helps you accomplish your goals. It sets the road map for your work and helps you track your metrics. Here’s some planner love for you!


Work planner

work planner


A week at a glance planner, where you can easily write on it and see it, makes it easier to accomplish your goals.  What special about this planner page is that you write in your priorities at the start of the week. This helps you stay on task and keeps away distractions.


Meal planner

meal planner


One of our most important goals is to plan meals for ourselves and our families. This weekly meal plan helps you write down what you are preparing and what ingredients you will need.  In the notes section, track information about the recipes. Keep each week in a binder to use as a meal rotation schedule.


Exercise planner

workout planner

Weekly exercise can be a lofty goal.  Here’s a planner that’s a weekly tracker.  It’s creating a plan for you that is specific, measurable and realistic. Keep your tracker with you to be sure you get your workout complete.


Travel planner

Travel planner


We’re off on a wonderful adventure! We want to share our travel information with friends and family. This travel planner helps us share the most important information.


Of course, all my blog posts on planners must share my love of the planner pad!


This week as you do your weekly planning, download one of the extra planners to help you get things done.  It will help you stay accountable and work on what’s missing from your goals.

4 replies
  1. Linda Samuels
    Linda Samuels says:

    I love how you’ve broken down the lists into planners for various situations. That’s so useful. I’ve got robust systems for managing my tasks, work, and travel. I admit that I lack in meal and exercise planning. Good to know that there is always room for improvement and growth.

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