Daily planners work their magic by helping dads stay organized, motivated and productive, and to do so with significantly less stress in their lives.
Which gives rise to the salient question: What exactly should a single dad write down in his daily planner? First, use it to plan a week’s worth of lunches and dinners along with listing the necessary groceries. Do so, and the days of mindlessly wandering the aisles of the grocery store trying to remember in vain why you even came to the store will soon become a thing of the past.
Just as importantly, a daily planner lends one a strategy for keeping a home clean and uncluttered. Simply put, it means breaking down into manageable bits what would otherwise be an overwhelming amount of housework. Know that in most homes housekeeping tasks typically fall on one the shoulders of one person. It doesn't have to be that way. In a word, Delegate. The kids can help.
A daily planner helps you to take care of yourself, by noting which medications, if any, have been taken.
A daily planner tracks performance when running, walking, doing yoga or meditating.
A daily planner keeps body weight on track. As an added benefit, referring back to what you've already accomplished boosts self-esteem. As a result you not only look better, but also feel better physically and about yourself.
TIP: Keep your daily planner handy on your desk or kitchen counter top as a reminder to use it. We've purposely printed this one in gawdy, bright colours to make it stand out.