We have spoken a lot about utilising your yearly diary for managing your schedule, workload & ticking off your to-do list, but... you can also use your diary in a number of other personal ways. We've listed 5 creative ideas below:
1. Track A Habit
If you're focusing on creating or changing a habit, a yearly diary is a great tool for keeping track of your progress & setting targets.
From drinking more water, to exercising & everything in between. A habit takes time, dedication & a diary is the perfect product to keep you focused.
2. A Daily Journal
We've spoken before about journaling & the benefits of writing your daily gratitudes , a yearly diary is the perfect essential for doing this. There is nothing more satisfying than putting pen to paper every morning or evening to reflect & it's a great way to focus on your wellbeing. Our tip: At the end of the year make sure you find a safe place to put your diary so you can have it as a keepsake & reflect back on it in years to come.
3. Tick Off Your Goals
You know we love goal setting at the AOL HQ & if you're the same as us, a yearly diary is the tool you need for planning & achieving your goals. Utilise the diary to create your action plan & add weekly or monthly smaller stepping stone tasks onto the specific dates in your diary so that you create focus & stay on track. Write down deadlines in your diary & be strict. Push yourself & dream big.
4. Organise Your Personal
If you don't need a diary for your professional life, utilise one for your personal life! Keep track of appointments, birthdays, travel, social events and more. Write to-do lists, wish lists, reminders or take it one step further & keep track of your daily gratitudes or emotions.
5. Manage your family
And finally, utilise your yearly diary to organise & manage your family. From weekly meal planning, appointments, school pick ups & drop offs, travel, sports & arts, exams, holidays & everything in between!