The benefits of planning for your mind! 

Planning or taking notes can help create a sense of peace of mind as you write it out and let go of it. Once it’s on paper, you can release it from your mind. In this article, we will share with you a few more reasons why planning is great for your mind! 

You are prepared for what’s to come 

Creating a weekly plan ensures that you are prepared for the week ahead. You know what tasks you need to do and when or what your general to-do list for the week looks like. This can bring much peace of mind because you don’t have to remember everything – just follow or complete your plan. 

You won’t forget things anymore 

Okay, despite making a good plan, there is still a chance that you might forget something, but the likelihood decreases significantly. Writing down everything for each day and what you have scheduled makes it very difficult to forget things. A good tip is to quickly make a short note whenever you hear about an important date, for example. This way, you don’t have to remember it. You’ve probably experienced that moment when you hear something and think, “Oh, I’ll put that on my agenda later,” but often you don’t because you simply forget. Having a clear plan (that you always have at hand) can prevent this. 

It reduces stress 

When you have a busy week ahead, it can already cause stress, especially if you don’t have a clear overview for yourself. Take a moment on Sunday to create a weekly plan and list all your busy appointments individually. This lets you know precisely why your week is busy and what will happen next week and beyond. Creating a weekly plan can help you see when you have some free time as well – and who doesn’t love some downtime? 

It prevents procrastination 

Lastly, creating a plan can help you finally overcome your tendency to procrastinate. When you have something to do that you’ve been putting off for a long time, it’s easy to keep delaying it. But when you set a specific date in your plan, maybe even with a fun sticker like Deadline or Top Priority, you will be less likely to procrastinate. It’s there on the schedule for that day, and at the end of the day, you really want to be able to check off all those to-dos. 

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