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National Planner Day – August 1, 2024

National Planner Day is observed on August 1 annually. On this day, planner lovers celebrate their love of these organizational tools, reflecting on how planners can change their lives for the better. If you’re not used to using a planner, the day can be a starter for you to begin using one. If you have already been a planner lover, you must have known its role in helping you stay organized and on track. Planner Day is the best time to have well-prepared strategies written on a planner.

History of National Planner Day

National Planner Day is on August 1 and has reportedly been celebrated since 2018 by planner lovers. The day is to celebrate their love of planners and the positive impact that they get from using them. Some of us started the habit of using planners from an early age. It later developed from keeping track of classes or assignments in school to making detailed plans at work or for your business and tracking progress for personal goals.

Planners have various formats, including digital planners and paper planners. It is said that taking notes on paper makes you learn and retain more than using a device. Handwriting forces you to process your thinking fully and creates more and better memory cues for recalling. Sure, you can also write on your digital planner, but it costs you extra because you may need to buy a digital pen. But, it’s probably not a big deal. Whatever type of planner you use, its function stays the same, to help you keep track of things in your life.

Planning is essential because, without it, you can get overwhelmed. A planner can be like a personal assistant, helping you stay organized, focused, and motivated. If you’re not used to using a planner, believe us that once you start using it, you’ll see a significant change in your life. You can start small, from simple daily plans to more detailed plans for the year ahead. The thing is, by having your things planned and written down, you’ll get satisfaction when you finish one thing, and you’ll keep motivated to finish the others on your list.

National Planner Day timeline

The First Designed Daily Planner

Robert Aitken creates the first designed daily planner for users without almanac information.

The Invention of Electronic Organizer

Indian businessman Satyan Pitroda creates the electronic diary or organizer.

Franklin Planner

Franklin Planner, a paper-based time management system created by Richard Ivan Winwood, is first sold.

The Celebration

Planner Day is first observed by planner lovers to celebrate their love of planners.

National Planner Day FAQs

What should be included in a daily planner?

You can include many things such as a daily habit tracker, daily affirmations, inspirational quotes, bucket list items, and favorite scriptures.

Should I plan weekly or daily?

For most people, an all-inclusive daily, weekly, and monthly planner is the best solution.

What is a daily planner?

A daily planner is a book, chart, or program with sections and columns for every day and different times of the day set in chronological order.

How to Observe National Planner Day

  1. Check your planner

    You have been taking notes of plans on your planner. Now take another look at it whether there is something you missed and try to do it immediately so that you can check it off.

  2. Start doing it

    Some of us probably do not use a planner often, and usually, just make plans without taking notes. If you are one of them, you may want to start taking notes on a planner because it will benefit you.

  3. Buy a new planner

    If you are a planner lover, you may have a collection of planners. On this day, you may want to buy a new one in case they are almost full of your checked lists.

5 Reasons Why Paper Planner Is Better Than Digital Planner

  1. It is distraction-less

    You will get less distracted if you’re using a paper planner than a digital one because you just focus on taking notes with no notifications, and no reminders.

  2. It can reduce stress

    Handwriting offers a better sensory experience, so it can reduce stress and anxiety.

  3. It is simpler

    A paper planner is actually simpler than a digital planner because when you want to take notes, you just need to open it and start writing.

  4. It requires more effort

    It is simpler to take notes on a paper planner, but it also takes more effort than just typing on a device screen.

  5. It won’t get you digital fatigue

    Using a digital planner for a long period can lead to digital fatigue, so a paper planner can be a relief from a digital screen.

Why National Planner Day is Important

  1. Planners keep track of our goals

    We all have goals in life, but sometimes we forget about our progress. So, using planners can help us list the goals and keep us on track.

  2. It can be a starter

    Indeed, some of us are not planner lovers. It doesn’t mean we hate planners, but it just means we are not used to using them. The day can be a starter to use planners and to see the advantages.

  3. It can motivate us

    Checking lists can be satisfying because it gave us a sense of achievement. It can motivate us to keep working toward our goals.

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