We all know that being a pre-med or med student means little time for anything else. Because of this, it is important to have a plan to make sure everything gets done. While I have always been a technology geek, I recently have moved over into the realm of paper planners. Shocker, I know! I haven’t given up technology, though, and still use the calendar on my phone to keep track of classes and appointments. Still, I have found that a paper planner has made it much easier to plan things that don’t necessarily have to be done at a specific time, like study goals, errands, etc. The paper planner I have been using is the Erin Condren Life Planner. I have only had my planner a couple of weeks, but have absolutely loved using it. Keep reading if you’d like to see how I am specifically using my planner and for a referral link for $10 off if you’d like to get an Erin Condren Life Planner for yourself.
The first reason why I love the Erin Condren Life Planner is the design. The colors and patterns are so cute! I believe I am more motivated to stay organized by all the happy, fun colors and motivational quotes. The covers can also be personalized with your own colors, text, and even pictures. My cover is the fleur feliz pattern in the colors plum and pool.
The planner has both monthly and weekly layouts, with each month having its own color scheme. The weekly layouts have vertical columns for each day that is divided into morning, day, and night sections. Each week also has note sections on both the side and bottom of the layout which is great for to-do lists or keeping track of meal planning, exercise, or other thoughts. The back of the planner includes a section of both lined and blank pages for taking notes and several pages of stickers.
Like I mentioned earlier, I mostly use my planner for things that do not have to be done at a specific time, which in my life is mostly studying. I usually plan ahead exactly what topics I want to cover that day, including the resources I am wanting to use for those topics. I also include the set classes and appointments so that I can know what times are busy and how much extra time I have that day to get my goals completed.
I also try to be sure to schedule out errands and other to-dos to be sure that they get done. With so much studying and school work to do, it’s easy to get caught up and forget to do simple things like send that email or pack tomorrow’s lunch. By having everything planned out, nothing gets put off or forgotten. Also, by having planned my time, I have found that I am able to be more efficient and even have found more time for fun.
If you are interested in getting your own Life Planner, by using this referral link, you can receive $10 off of your order. The $10 off is good for all new accounts.
How do you plan out your days? Are you a paper planner, a tech planner, or a mix of both?
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