Hating your planner is a tough situation. When you hate your planner, you don't use it, which causes your schedule and tasks to fall down around your ears. If you are hating your planner, let's see what we can do about it.
Planner hatred is actually caused by one or both of two separate situations: hating the planner itself, and hating what you write in it.
Hating the planner itself is solvable, although many people have a hard search for their Perfect Planner. The first place to start is my Planner Quagmire post, and then my What do you want your planner to do for you post. These will help you determine what you need and want from your planner. When you have figured out what you want your planner to do, you can look at the other posts in my How To Find Your Perfect Planner page to see what type of planner fits your needs.
Maybe you are stuck with a planner you hate. Maybe you are required to use a certain planner for work, or your budget doesn't allow you to get the planner you want right now. That's okay. Decorate your planner, get a new cover for it, or otherwise make it more "you." If it's lacking features you need, check out my Bound Planner work-arounds series to get ideas.
Hating what you write in your planner is a different situation. If you hate what's written in your planner, you won't want to open it and you definitely won't have good feelings about using it, which won't encourage you to use it on a regular basis (which you need to do).
There have been plenty of times when I've looked at my to-do list and thought, "I really don't want to do any of that stuff." There's a certain amount of drudgery in all our lives. Bills and chores won't take care of themselves. But if you are dreading everything written in your planner, it might be time to re-evaluate your life situation.
You can write up some life goals and start thinking about how to go about getting where you want to be. But in the meantime, purposefully write fun things into your planner. Schedule in time to read a good book or go out with friends. Schedule a short trip or fun activity, and plan for it. Do a countdown if you like. Looking forward to activities increases our overall enjoyment of them.
You can also increase your enjoyment of your planner by recording fun things you did, adding your gratitude list, positive quotes or other things you like. Anything you would enjoy seeing day to day will help you like your planner better.
Don't let your planner become a reminder of things you Should do but don't want to. Then it will only be a source of annoyance and shame. Make your planner enjoyable to use (whether with excellent writing paper, fun decorations or a nice texture) and write fun things in it and events to look forward to.
Have you ever been in the situation where you hated your planner (itself, or/ and what you wrote in it)? What did you do to get rid of your Planner Hatred?