5 negative traits you can overcome with a planner

Do you think you have negative qualities that you want to change? Let’s see if you recognize yourself among them! I’ll show you how to overcome these habits with a planner!

You are a procrastinator

Do you procrastinate paying your bills and then forget and are late with them? You don’t feel like doing a certain task and because of procrastination, you don’t do it so well, which makes you the boss? Do you think you still have time to prepare for the exam, and then you hardly sleep for the last 3 days, so your brain doesn’t cooperate with you during the exam? Have you been putting off calling the administrator for a week and when you do, you only have to talk to him for half a minute? Is it worth stressing over these for days? You don’t use a planner, right?
Many signs of procrastination usually put us in an uncomfortable situation, yet it is difficult for us to get rid of it. As a consequence, we may have difficulty falling asleep, wake up several times at night and have nightmares. During the day, we can feel anxious if the given task comes to mind.

What should you do?

Write down unpleasant tasks on the planner, even if they only take a few minutes. If you see in front of you every day that you haven’t done it yet, after a while your brain will convince you to do it. You can also attach a reward to the task to motivate yourself with it.
+1 tip: if this doesn’t help either, tell a person close to you what kind of task you should do, so he or she will also ask about it, which will also start the aforementioned process in your brain.

You are unmotivated

Do you want to introduce a new habit into your life, but you don’t feel like it at the moment, so maybe you haven’t started it in years? Are you not making progress with your business because you ran out of motivation after X amount of time? Do you want to stop training and you’ve been doing very well for half a year, and if not in kilos, but the result is still visible in the mirror?
You have lost your motivation or have not found it about the given task, habit, or challenge.

What should you do?

To introduce a new habit, use the inventing challenge method. Come up with a time interval (e.g. 30 days), write it in your planner for the given 30 days, and check it off every single day. If necessary, add a specific time when you will leave everything else behind and deal with the given task. After the 30 days, reward yourself, set a reward that can motivate you throughout.

If you run out of motivation while doing the given habit, first stop and examine carefully what you have achieved so far. If necessary, ask outsiders how they see your results so far. If e.g. your partner says that you are much tighter than you were half a year ago, maybe this motivates you to continue training. Ask that person to get back to you several times during this period, because you need support. If you are still unmotivated after the test, it might be worth thinking about stopping the given habit.

You are forgetful

Do you often forget to do an assigned task? Do you keep falling for the “you forgot what I told you again” phrases? After leaving, do you wonder if you locked the door? Do you leave things at home that you need during the day? 
Many examples of forgetfulness could be listed. This is a quality that often complicates our situation or puts us in an unpleasant situation.

What should you do?

It can be useful for you if you have 1 planner (or even more, just always match them). Write down all the tasks that you need to do that day, week, or month. If the listed situations happen to you often, then write down even the smallest or seemingly natural tasks.
This way you avoid stress and become more confident, you won’t worry all day about what time you have to pick up your daughter from school today. This is a difficult trait, but with a little time spent you can fight it and accept it.

You are inattentive/distracted

Do you often leave home late? Do you forget mandatory tasks because you are paying attention to 5 at once? Do you keep getting wounds at home because you don’t pay attention to your surroundings (especially when you have to rush back to work)? Do you not complete the given task 100%, even though you think you have done everything that was asked of you?
If any of these are true for you, then unfortunately you also have this trait. This is a feature that is perhaps a little easier to change, if not every single day, only sometimes 1-1 situations like this happen to you.

What should you do?

The tasks related to the designer here are similar to overcoming forgetfulness. It is important to write down on your planner every small task and reminder and keep track of what you did and when. If a specific task (e.g. your boss verbally tells you what you have to do) has a longer description, then write it down word for word so that you don’t have a problem later (this can also be good advice for others to avoid conflict)
If you are characterized by the constant zigzagging of thoughts in your head, then I also recommend activities that help you slow down, thus probably reducing the effects of this trait. This is, for example, yoga, meditation, and overall mindfulness. But I will talk about these in more detail later.

You are too strict with yourself

Are you never satisfied with yourself? Do you always think in your head that you are not good enough? Are you questioning yourself? Do you compare yourself to others, from which you come out negatively? Don’t you dare say yes and take a risk, because you’ll fall for it anyway? Do you downplay your successes?
If any of these are true for you, then unfortunately you also have this trait. It is very difficult to increase our self-esteem, but using a good planner and introducing new habits can help.

What should you do?

Do you write down every day the successes you achieved when you called a clerk you’ve been putting off for a long time? Make a note of that! If you asked a stranger where is the restaurant you should go to? Make a note of that! Every success counts, every success increases our self-confidence.
+1 tip: start your morning with a nap, this is already a task that you completed right after waking up
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