Why is planning important?

Planning is important in order to make sure that you consider all elements of the plan, task, or issue at hand. From my personal experience, planning is the best way to make sure you are being effective with your time. Often when I do not plan, I forget certain things, or they may fall through the cracks because they’re “lower priority” in my mind, but then I can forget to do them till last minute. Planning, can help address this issue by reminding me to handle the little things during the small windows of free time that always pop up in my day. This kind of planning can be used strategically in a business as well!