How to Create an Effective Planning Routine and Why it Matters

How to Create an Effective Planning Routine and Why it Matters

In the Krafty Planner universe, I often hear from readers who are either eager to get started with planning or struggling to maintain consistency in using their planners. 

Does that sound familiar? If it does, you're in good company. Many of us have been there at some point, and today I’m here to help you overcome these planning challenges.

We’re going to explore daily, weekly, and monthly planning habits that can help you build a planning routine tailored to your needs. And if you're excited to supercharge your planning journey, stick around for an exciting bonus at the end.

Why a Planning Routine Matters

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of planning habits, let's discuss why a planner routine is so important in the first place. 

Here are the top 5 reasons establishing a consistent planning routine can help you:


A well-structured planning routine ensures you make the most of your time and stay organized throughout the day. By setting aside time each day to plan out your tasks, you can avoid feeling overwhelmed and stressed. You can also make sure that you are working on the most important tasks first, and that you are not wasting time on unimportant tasks. 

Additionally, a planning routine can help you to stay on track and avoid procrastination. By having a clear plan for the day, you are less likely to get sidetracked by unimportant tasks or distractions.


By consistently setting and reviewing your goals in your planner, you are more likely to accomplish them. This is because you’re constantly reminded of your goals and you can track your progress towards them which will help you to stay organized and focused on your goals.


A planning routine can help you reduce stress by preventing last-minute rushes. When you have a plan, you know what you need to do and when you need to do it. This can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by a to-do list that seems never-ending or scrambling to complete something at the last minute or missing a deadline altogether.

A planning routine can also help by giving you a sense of control. When you have a plan, you feel more in control of your life and your work. This can help reduce stress levels and make you feel more confident and capable.


Improved time management is one of the most important benefits of having a planning routine. When you have a plan, you are able to allocate your time more effectively and efficiently. This means that you are able to spend more time on the things that are important to you, whether it is work, family, personal growth, or leisure.



  • Morning Routine: Start your day with your planner. Jot down your top priorities and to-dos. This helps set your intentions and focus for the day.

  • Evening Reflection: Before bedtime, review your day in your planner. Note what you accomplished and what can be improved for tomorrow.

  • Habit Tracking: Create a habit tracker page in your planner. Track a habit you want to build or break. Consistency is key, and your planner will keep you accountable.

  • Daily Affirmations: Add a section for daily affirmations or motivational quotes in your planner. Write one that inspires you each day.


  • Weekly Goals: Set three clear goals for the week. Write them prominently in your planner. These should be aligned with your bigger-picture aspirations.

  • Time Blocking: Allocate specific time slots for tasks and activities. Stick to these time blocks as closely as possible to enhance focus and productivity.

  • Gratitude Reflection: Reflect on the past week and find something to be grateful for each day. Dedicate a section in your planner to this practice.

  • Weekly Review: At the end of the week, review your achievements and challenges. Adjust and refine your planning for the upcoming week.


  • Monthly Goals: Set clear, achievable goals for the upcoming month. Write them down prominently in your planner so they stay in focus throughout the month.

  • Progress Tracker: Design a tracking system for one of your long-term goals. Whether it's a checklist, visual chart, or milestones, this visual representation of success keeps you motivated and committed.

  • Celebrate Milestones: Take a moment to celebrate recent achievements or milestones. Even small wins deserve recognition.

  • Goal Adjustments: Review your monthly goals regularly. Adjust them based on changing priorities or unforeseen circumstances to keep your goals aligned with your journey.

Planning can be a game-changer when it comes to achieving your goals and leading a more organized, less stressful life. The key to unlocking the full potential of planning is consistency. By implementing these daily, weekly, and monthly planning habits, you're well on your way to establishing a planner routine that works for you.

And if you're eager to elevate your planning skills, the Planner Pro Accelerator course is here to guide you to Planner Pro mastery.

Elevate Your Planning Journey With The Planner Pro Accelerator Course

Now, if you've found these planning habits intriguing and are eager to take your planner game to the next level, I have an incredible opportunity for you: the Planner Pro Accelerator course. 

This course is perfect for long-time planners and beginners alike looking to establish a robust planner routine that works for them. 

In just seven days, you'll journey through various aspects of planning, from setting goals and priorities to time management and creating a seamless weekly and monthly routine.

Are you ready to transform your planner habits into Planner Pro skills? Join us in the Planner Pro Accelerator course and make planning a consistent and powerful part of your life.

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