5 Reasons Why You Should Use an Agenda

If you’ve read any of my previous posts about college, you’ll remember that one of the first things I always tell you is “Buy an agenda”, and I give a couple reasons why I think you should have one. However, I haven’t elaborated on all the reasons why agendas are one of the best things on the planet. After realizing this, I knew I had to take action immediately.

So without further ado, here are 5 reasons why you should use an agenda

5 Reasons Why You Should Use an Agenda

1. Writing things down helps you to remember them

It’s a scientifically proven fact that physically writing something down helps you to remember it. Why do you think we take notes in class? You’re more likely to process the information if you have to write it down. Even if you just write something in your planner and don’t look at it again, you’re probably more likely to remember than if you just took a mental note.

2. You’ll get things done quicker

Before I used an agenda, I used to just “remember” to do things. Oh, I have an assignment in math? I’ll remember it! Believe me when I say I had a few really close scrapes where I had to wake up super early the morning something was due because I forgot to do it the night before. If you write an assignment and its due date in your agenda, you’ll surely remember to do it without worrying about a time crunch.

3. You know when you can and can’t make plans

As soon as I get my work schedule for the next week, I write it in my agenda. Why? So that if someone asks me what I’m doing on Thursday night, I can check right away to see if I work or have another prior obligation. An added bonus: it makes you sound really important when you can say “Let me check my agenda.”

4. You’ll feel like you have your life together

This is kind of the past three points summed up into one, but I think it deserves its own. When I use my agenda, I’m like “Look out world, I use a planner and nobody can stop me!” With all your responsibilities written down, you’ll feel like there’s nothing you can’t do. If you’re anything like me, this might cause you to take on a few too many tasks, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious!

5. It’s fun to use one!

“Um, Anna,” you might be saying to yourself, “Are you really telling me it’s fun to write down all my obligations?” The answer is yes! You can totally customize your agenda based on your personal tastes. Some girls use stickers to mark certain events, but I prefer to use Staedtler pens to color code all my classes, clubs, and work schedule. Once you figure out which method works the best for you, you can create the prettiest agenda there is!

Here are my favorite agendas – they’re all super cute and have plenty of room for writing!

  1. Kate Spade
  2. Rifle Paper Co.
  3. Sugar Paper

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38 Replies to “5 Reasons Why You Should Use an Agenda”

  1. Yes! Planners are so essential for me. I feel like I am always in a frenzy when I don’t have one.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

    1. I feel exactly the same way!

  2. Ahh I keep saying I will use an agenda, and I’m really good about it for a few days.. but then I just fall off the wagon! I need to start up again 🙂

    1. I totally understand that! It can be easy to stop using it, but I just had to establish a habit of it!

  3. Yes! I absolutely adore my agenda.
    I bring it pretty much everywhere.

    xoxo, Jenny

    1. Same here! I feel lost without it!

  4. I definitely feel like my life is together when I use my planner. I have the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley and its the perfect size. Its also super colorful and fun so I love carrying it around!


    1. Colorful planners are the best planners if you ask me!

  5. These are great points! I would be so lost without my planner. Especially when I was in school! I lived and died by that book.

    1. Since I’m currently in school, I have to agree with you! My agenda is my lifeline!

  6. Love all of these points. I live by my agenda and have used one every year since grade school!

    1. Thanks Cristina! I haven’t used one for quite that long, but I’ll definitely continue using mine in the future!

  7. I received a Kate Spade planner for my birthday in early January and I am really trying my hardest to use it in my every day life. I am so accustomed to using my calendar on my iPhone, it’s been a challenge to write actually things down!

    1. I use a Kate Spade planner myself, and I love it! I know it takes some time to get used to, but sooner or later you’ll be a planner pro! Side note: I promise I’m not always that cheesy.

  8. I have two agendas (a school/life one and a blog agenda) and they help me SO much!! So useful for anyone. 🙂

    xoxo A

    1. They are really a huge help! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  9. I agree, I need all the organization that I can get!!


  10. I do admit, I get a (false) sense of confidence that I’m in control of my life when I’m diligent in using an agenda.

    XO, Oksana from FOXYOXIE.com

    1. It happens to the best of us! Why have free time when you can have 187908 responsibilities!

  11. I love my agenda(s), and cannot imagine living without them!! I’m pretty low key obsessed with planning and using them.. hahaha
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    1. I’m in the same boat as you, Amy! It’s an addiction!

  12. I couldn’t remember anything if it weren’t for agendas and to-do lists. They’re seriously life savers.


    1. They definitely are Allison! Thanks for reading 🙂

  13. I love agendas and planners! In fact, I probably buy too many but I can’t resist!

    1. I do the same exact thing!

  14. I’m not sure what I would have done in college without my planner! Great tips 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  15. Seriously I am OBSESSED with my planner. If I don’t start my day with it, I feel totally lost. I use a Day Designer but am eyeing a Kate Spade for next year.
    Xx, K

    1. I absolutely love my Kate Spade one!

  16. I love my KS planner! I love the quotes at the beginning of each month.

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

  17. I totally agree with you! Planners are so important! I have two and a bunch of notepads and notebooks that I keep on my desk so I always know exactly what I need to do. I can never remember anything so agendas are a lifesaver!

  18. I absolutely love this! I have to write down all of my stuff, or I completely forget it!

    1. I’m the exact same way!

  19. I’m obsessed with my Simplified Planner – it’s so cute! I definitely agree about writing things down, otherwise I immediately forget

    1. I heard that the Simplified Planner was another good option! Thanks for reading 🙂

  20. Yes could not agree more with you! I can’t live without my agenda. My life is in there, haha

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    1. My life is in my agenda too! I would be lost without it!

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