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5 Reasons You Need a Planner

27 Jan 2017 | Under Blog | Posted by | 0 Comments
5 Reasons You Need a Planner

In any given work day, an employee has eight hours to get their work done. This work can consist of regularly job-specific duties, meetings and the unexpected tasks which fall in your lap.

Some tasks are easy to remember, but other tasks – especially ones without a pressing deadline – can be forgotten. That is why having a method of keeping track of your commitments and appointments is important. One of the most common ways to become better organized at work is to maintain a daily planner or calendar.

These planners come in different styles – in hourly and monthly formats – and can be kept on smartphone apps or paper notebooks. Whichever style works best for you, use it. Soon, you’ll see your work performance improve in different ways. Here are 5 reasons you need a planner or daily calendar.

You will be less likely to forget the small stuff

Don't Forget the Small Stuff

Depending on your job, there is a set list of expectations which must be fulfilled daily. But sometimes, you’ll receive an assignment which isn’t part of the normal routine. These tasks can be sending emails to people outside your department, attending a non-weekly meeting, etc. When you write these tasks in a planner, they won’t sneak up on you and you’ll be better prepared to get them done.

It’ll act as a work journal

It’s easy to focus on an assignment on the horizon, but a planner can help you remember your past work. With your planner, you’ll be able to quickly reference information. That way when your boss asks you when an old project was completed or where the last meeting was held, you’ll be better prepared to give a concise answer instead of a vague estimate.

It’ll keep deadlines from weighing heavy on your mind

Deadlines Weighing on Your Brain

No matter which profession you’re in, you have deadlines and expectations. These deadlines can sometimes feel more like impending doom keeping you up at night. One way to help manage the stress of a project is by breaking the project down into different tasks and scheduling set times to work on those tasks.

Help improve time management

Planning and preparation are key elements in time management. By taking a few moments at the end of your work day to plan tomorrow’s schedule, you’ll know exactly what you need to do. By assigning times to start your tasks, you’ll begin to form new habits such as, “It’s 10 a.m. Time to check and respond to emails for the next 30 minutes.”

Create a greater sense of accomplishment

One of the nice things about keeping a planner is having all your tasks written down in front of you. Once you complete a task, you can check it off your to-do list. By the end of the day, if you keep to your schedule, you’ll be able to count your check marks and see what you accomplished.

Time management is possible and keeping a planner can make it a lot easier. Here at Regenerative Medicine Solutions, we are always looking for talented and driven individuals who are looking to grow in their careers. If you’re interested in learning more about RMS, and the Lung Institute, check out our latest blog, employment opportunities or contact us at (877) 867-4551.

Written by Regenerative Medicine Solutions

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