Journal, business manager, task manager, project manager and so on and so forth. That’s how flexible Daily Notes is.
A planner is a must if you want to stay sane and organized. It’s a great life management tool that enables you to keep track of your day by taking note of your appointments, events, tasks and more. Franklin Planners are a classic sample of such a powerful amenity, letting you also add your notes.
You might be fond of your planner but maybe, you’re now looking for a modern version, an app with some similar features, that you can use both on your iPhone and iPad devices. You can actually turn Daily Notes into that beloved, classic time management tool.
Here are some ways of turning Daily Notes into your very own Planner.
1. Create multiple sections.
Daily Notes has Tabs, which acts as sections, similar to a Planner. In these Tabs, you can sort and keep your notes, photos, even PDF attachments, sketches and voice recordings. Set up multiple Tabs for the different aspect of your life: Work, Personal, Projects, Workshops and more. You can even set up a Tab for your Master Tasks lists. You can also have a Tab for Addresses and Contact Information, just like a Planner.
Routines make our life easier. If you had to think hard doing the most mundane of things like brushing our teeth or putting on slippers, our brains will be on overload and our willpower will tire out easily.
Automation of behavior saves us brain and will power. Habits are powerful as it helps us streamline mundane decisions, saving our mental capacity and energy for more complicated ones.
Forming new habits and leaving behind old ones can be quite a pickle. If it was that easy, then everyone will follow through with their New Year’s resolutions. Tricky as it maybe, it can be done. You just need to understand first the basics behind the science of habit-forming.
Building a habit has a process which the scientists call the “habit loop.” It has 3 parts; a cue, a routine and a reward. Say for example, using toothpaste. Nobody used it about a hundred years ago. But a certain guy named Claude Hopkins introduced its concept via the habit loop.
There would some point in one’s life where you will become a parent/ employee/ boss/ caregiver/ teacher/ accountant/ marketer and more, all at the same time. You have to deal with all these tasks and responsibilities all at once and it will become a struggle when you can’t balance the different areas of your life.
This is where compartmentalisation comes handy. It’s a “divide and conquer” process that allows us to wear multiple hats in a day to tackle and finish different responsibilities and tasks.
Compartmentatlization involves the following steps:
Organize the different aspects of your life. Home, work, hobbies, parents, redecoration, think of the different parts of your life that you tackle regularly. Create a tab for each in Daily Notes and label them accordingly, eg. blue tab for WORK, green tab for PERSONAL, purple tab for PERSONAL, etc.