6 Surprising Benefits of Planning

Organization is a lifestyle cultivated by a habit of planning. The act of planning, particularly using a paper planner, has lots of hidden benefits that may surprise you!

We all know how planning helps your day go more smoothly, even when everything doesn’t go as planned. You show up on time to your meetings, meet deadlines and remember to pick up groceries. But what about the hidden benefits of planning?

Six Surprising Benefits of Planning

1. Planning promotes positivity.

Research suggests planning for something can make you happier. Just looking at a schedule and seeing that you have an upcoming coffee date, yoga class or vacation can lead to positive anticipation and feelings of happiness!

2. Planning reduces stress.

Planning is the most effective stress management technique. Proactive planning, instead of passive living, is proven to reduce stress.

3. Planning improves learning.

Researchers have found that planning on paper helps improve learning and memory. Write it down & plan it out! (Your brain will thank you!)

4. Planning boosts productivity.

93% of customers agree that their Erin Condren LifePlanner™️ helped them be more productive.* Plus, writing down your plans allows you to go back and see which of your activities are productive and which are slowing you down, which helps you become more efficient too!

5. Planning promotes mindfulness.

Writing down your plans in a paper planner makes you slow down, unplug and be more intentional and mindful.

6. Planning helps you meet your goals.

Planning with a paper planner increases your ability to track short- and long-term goals. It also keeps you accountable and helps you plot out & follow the necessary steps needed for your personal & professional success. Goal for it!

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*Source: March 2019 Customer Survey. N = 16,684