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10 Supercharged Ways to Use Planner Stickers to Increase Productivity

Aside from pretty-ing up your planner, productivity stickers are also a great idea to help you stay be more organized! Let’s look at how to use planner stickers to increase productivity.

Have you used productivity planner stickers before? I’m pretty obsessed and the use for planner stickers for adults goes beyond how they look.

Why Planner Stickers Help Productivity

If you want to be more productive and maximize your time, perhaps you’ve been struggling because you’re:

Forgetting Things

I don’t know about you but as I get older, my memory just isn’t as sharp as it used to be! I find myself forgetting important tasks more often.

Using productivity planner stickers really helps you to visually prioritize your to-do list and ensure you don’t forget anything critical – it’s easy to see everything you need to remember.

Functional planner stickers by Paper Planner Club

Feeling Unmotivated

Some days, I just don’t feel motivated to get anything done. Especially at certain times of the month or if my mental health is affecting things.

When you use stickers in your planner, you’ll love the sense of accomplishment and progress you see and feel instantly. This also really helps to motivate you to keep going.

Doing Too Much

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with trying to do too many tasks – if my to-do list is starting to get longer, it’s a tell tail sign I’m trying to do too much.

By using a planner with stickers to categorize tasks, such as business, personal, family, and appointments, you can better manage your time and make sure you don’t miss anything.


Ok, so when there are things that I don’t enjoy or find challenging, I can procrastinate – you too?

Using planner stickers helps you to break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable ones so you have a much greater chance of completing things and more efficiently.

Not Feeling Creative

If you’ve been struggling to come up with new ideas or ways to stay motivated with the ideas you already want to act on, planner stickers are for you! They’re such fun stickers for adults and kids alike.

Using stickers in your planner helps to add a beautiful creative element to your planning routine and process and gives you inspiration for new tasks and projects.

You could even learn how to make your own planner stickers at home!

What are Productivity Planner Stickers?

Planner stickers are used in planners, journals, calendars and scrapbooks and they have so many benefits including:

  • adding color such as a theme
  • making plans look beautiful
  • helping you to be more organized by sectioning your planner
  • getting things done by adding lists
  • reminding you of important events and appointments
  • giving you a creative outlet each week!

So as you can see, they’re not just functional, they’re super fun too!

Use planner stickers to increase productivity
Use planner stickers to increase productivity

You can use productivity planner stickers in all kinds of planners including:

How to Use Planner Stickers to be More Productive

Here are 13 ways that using planner stickers for productivity will help you get more done:

Prioritize your To-Do List

Are you a list maker? I certainly am! You can use planner stickers to mark your most important tasks or appointments for the day or week.

When it comes to being more productive, let’s make your life easy! Using stickers this way to prioritize your lists will help you focus on the most urgent priorities and tasks to ensure that you don’t miss anything important.

Checklist Planner Stickers from Paper Planner Club
Checklist Planner Stickers from Paper Planner Club

Color-code Tasks

You can use different colored planner stickers to represent all of the different types of activities you want to record in your planner.

For example, you can use pink stickers for personal events, green stickers for work-related tasks, blue stickers for health appointments, and red stickers for any important deadlines. These are cool stickers for adults to try!

Set Reminders

I love using planner stickers that have icons, arrows or other symbols to remind me of important appointments and events.

E.g. use a birthday cake sticker to remind you of a friend’s upcoming birthday – or your own!

Reminder Planner Stickers from Paper Planner Club
Reminder Planner Stickers from Paper Planner Club

Eliminate Distractions

If you are someone who struggles with being organized, managing your time and focusing, these journal stickers for adults can be super useful to help you prioritize and follow through with the things you need to get done.

Planner stickers can also be helpful for people with ADHD as they give a visual way to increase focus and keep you engaged with your tasks.

Use stickers in planners to break down bigger tasks into smaller, more manageable steps and track your progress to completing them along the way.

Track your Habits

Struggling to start or stick to a habit?

Try using planner stickers to track your daily, weekly or monthly habits, such as exercise or health goals, drinking water, or self-care events. Or how about reward stickers for adults – give them a try.

Why not make habit tracking fun and easy at the same time!

Weekly Tracker Planner Stickers by Paper Planner Club
Weekly Tracker Planner Stickers by Paper Planner Club

Track your Expenses

Up-level your productivity by tracking your expenses in a fast and fun way! You could have a better chance of staying within your budget too if you use stickers to track your daily or weekly expenses.

E.g. try using a sticker in your planner with a dollar sign to mark the amount of money you spend on groceries each week. Or use a “Pay Day” or “Bill Due” sticker each time it’s upcoming too.

Brainstorm New Ideas

Arrange stickers on notes pates in your planner as a way to create space to brainstorm your ideas and thoughts when they come up.

It’s a fun and creative way to keep these ideas on paper so you can come back to them when you need the inspiration.

Decorate your Goal-Setting

Who said goal-setting and tracking needs to be boring – not me! Try using planner stickers to set and track goals in your planner pages to make them more fun and engaging.

Perhaps you could also add motivational quote planner stickers inspire you even more to reach your goals.

One Big Goal Planner Stickers by Paper Planner Club
One Big Goal Planner Stickers by Paper Planner Club

Create a Gratitude List

I love using planner stickers to track my grateful and thankful thoughts every day – or at least at the end of every week.

It’s such a positive and uplifting experience and helps me feel even more positive and appreciative of the great things I have in my life. Try this too!

Gratitude List Stickers by Paper Planner Club
Gratitude List Stickers by Paper Planner Club

Productivity in the Kitchen

Have you tried using stickers to plan your meals? Meal planning stickers are some of my faves to plant the weeks meals and groceries shopping.

They can help you to eat more healthy and balanced meals as planning ahead can help us make better decisions and speed up time preparing meals.

Track your Progress

If you need help tracking your progress towards your goals and projects, stickers with checkmarks or checkboxes are perfect!

Track your progress towards completing a task or hitting set milestones and make the whole experience more fun and interactive.

Plan your Vacations or Time Off

Planning a trip? Use planner stickers to plan your vacations or even count down the days until it arrives!

While you’re away, maximize the time by scheduling in all of the sightseeing you want to do, trips to make and people to see.

Schedule Self-Care

Last, but certainly not least, you can use planner stickers to schedule self-care time and activities.

This is a really important way to prioritize time spent on your mental and physical well-being. E.g. use stickers for yoga, candles, reading and any self-care activities you love!

Self Care Planner Stickers by Paper Planner Club
Self Care Planner Stickers by Paper Planner Club

Ready to get productive?

10 Ways to Use Planner Stickers to Increase Productivity!

1. Visual Reminders and Focus

Imagine having visual cues that keep your goals and priorities in sharp focus. Planner stickers do just that! With stickers representing your tasks and goals, you create a visual playground that captures your attention and drives your focus. Whether it’s a sticker symbolizing a fitness goal or a milestone in your project, each sticker acts as a powerful reminder of what you’re striving for. Say goodbye to forgetting important tasks and hello to heightened concentration!

2. Clear Goal Tracking

Tracking progress toward your goals has never been more exciting! Planner stickers provide a clear and visually appealing way to monitor your journey. Assign specific stickers to mark your milestones and accomplishments. As you conquer each milestone, simply add the corresponding sticker to your planner. Witnessing your progress visually not only motivates you but also gives you a sense of achievement that keeps you pushing forward!

3. Time Blocking and Time Management

Are you ready to master the art of time management? Planner stickers are your secret weapon! By allocating stickers to specific time slots, you create a visual schedule that keeps you on track. See those stickers as promises to yourself, ensuring you make time for each task. These visual boundaries help you make the most of every minute, and you’ll love how they bring structure and efficiency to your daily routine.

4. Prioritization and Task Organization

Say goodbye to chaos and hello to organized bliss! Stickers make prioritizing tasks a breeze. Assign different sticker designs or colors to tasks of varying importance, creating a visual hierarchy. Your planner becomes a rainbow of order, allowing you to quickly identify and tackle your most pressing tasks. No more overwhelming to-do lists! With stickers, you can declutter your planner and savor the satisfaction of a well-organized day.

5. Motivational Boosters

Are you ready to tap into a wellspring of motivation and inspiration? Planner stickers are here to boost your spirits! Choose stickers adorned with motivational quotes, uplifting messages, or images that speak to your dreams. Each sticker acts as a mini cheerleader, reminding you of the why behind your hard work and fueling your determination to overcome obstacles. Get ready to ride the waves of inspiration with these colorful companions!

6. Habit Tracking and Consistency

Consistency is key, and planner stickers are here to help you nail it! Create sticker-based systems to track your habits and routines. Every time you complete a habit, add the corresponding sticker to your planner. Witness your streaks grow and glow as you build consistent, positive routines. Let these stickers be your visual evidence of progress and the fuel that keeps you going!

7. Positive Reinforcement and Celebrations

It’s time to celebrate your wins, big and small! Planner stickers are your personal party starters. When you accomplish a task, reach a milestone, or check off a goal, add a celebratory sticker to your planner. Let the stickers be your reminder of triumphs and your constant cheerleaders. As you look back on your planner and see these joyful reminders, a sense of pride and accomplishment will wash over you!

8. Breaking Down Complex Projects

Ready to conquer mountains, one step at a time? Stickers are your trusty companions on the journey! Break down complex projects into manageable tasks with sticker assignments. Each sticker represents a step forward, a milestone reached. As you peel off each sticker, you’ll see progress unfold before your eyes. Complex projects become conquerable, and you’ll revel in the satisfaction of a well-executed plan.

9. Tracking Wellness and Self-Care

Planner stickers go beyond productivity—they’re your allies in self-care! Incorporate stickers representing self-care activities, exercise goals, mindfulness practices, or gratitude reflections. Let these stickers serve as gentle reminders to prioritize your well-being. As you engage with them and track your self-care efforts, you’ll cultivate a greater sense of balance and fulfillment. Let your planner become a reflection of your holistic journey towards wellness and happiness.

10. Inspiration and Creative Expression

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and be inspired? Planner stickers are your creative outlet! Choose stickers that resonate with your unique style and preferences. Play with designs, colors, and themes that make your heart dance. Your planner becomes a canvas of self-expression, sparking your creativity and fueling your productivity. Let these stickers be your daily dose of inspiration!

How You Can Use Planner Stickers to Increase Productivity

Planner stickers are more than just cute and colorful embellishments—they’re game-changers for your productivity, goal tracking, and motivation. With visual reminders, clear goal tracking, and vibrant celebrations, planner stickers keep you focused, motivated, and organized.

Embrace the power of these tiny but mighty tools and witness your planning routine come alive with creativity and accomplishment. Get ready to conquer your goals, stay motivated, and make every day a masterpiece with the magic of planner stickers. Happy planning and sticker-ing!

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I hope you’re feeling inspired by these life-changing benefits of using planner stickers!

Where Can You Purchase Planner Stickers?

I personally sell my own planner stickers in my Etsy shop here and on my website here.

They can also be purchased at planner shops as well as Target, KMart and other big stores. In fact, planner stickers are popular now to the point that they’re sold in stores and online everywhere these days!

So we now know what planner stickers are, where to use them and where to buy them! Let’s look at how they can make you more productive each week.

Mim Jenkinson holding up a planner with planner stickers

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I’ve been using, making and selling planner stickers in my 5-Star Etsy shop since 2016 – despite not being an artist or designer!

I created the easy method to design, print and cut beautiful stickers that were perfect for me and now I’ve also helped over 5000 new sticker-makers to make their own beautiful, perfect and unique stickers from scratch too – JOIN US!

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I hope this inspires you to use planner stickers to increase productivity! Originally published on March 12 2023 and updated on July 18 2023


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