As planners we often contemplate which sections we will be using in our planner. When it comes to my planning, I’m all about the tabs! Recently, I shared an Idea Pin on my Pinterest board sharing some tips in using top & side tabs to organize your planner. Tabs are all about the sections in your planner & the type of planner you are going to utilize.
List Sections in Your Planner
Think about the sections you would like to have in your planner. What are the sections or type of inserts you most often utilize in your planning? What type of planner are you going to create when developing your tabs or sections? I recommend writing down a list of what specific tasks you want to focus on for example, monthly, weekly, daily, meal planning, lists, social media or anything else that you use in your planning system. Next, write down what inserts compliment your planner type & planning style. Finally organize them by a specific section such as calendar, appointments, lists, brain dump, budget or miscellaneous.
Use Planner Tabs to Focus on Specific Areas
Once you have listed the sections in your planner, you are going to want to think about the specific areas you want to focus on. Are you going to focus on personal, business, finance, health, or family? Planner tabs are a great way to divide your sections of planning for your specific needs. For example, for a health planner, your sections can consist of a weight log, workout tracker, meal planning insert, blood pressure log & mood tracker.
Order Your Sections in order of Task Completion
Finally, once you are done creating the specific areas you want to focus on, you are going to organize your planner tabs or sections in the order of task completion. For my personal planner, I organize my sections in the following order: Inbox, Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Appointment, Lists, Trackers, Budget & Social Media. When I created my personal system, I thought about how I wanted to use my planner daily & what ways were the best way for me to organize my day in order of completing tasks. It’s makes the most logical sense to check my monthly calendar to see if there are important appointments or tasks I need to complete for that day, I then check my weekly schedule to see if there is anything last minute that was planned & finally I use my daily insert to time block my schedule for the day.
Planner tabs are a great way for you to organize your planner & your life. They help you organize your planning system by making it easy & functional. I hope this helps you set up your planning system for success.
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