I love a new month and all of the possibility that it brings. Making sure that my month is set up for success is huge in accommodating my work, family and home tasks as well as making sure that I’m on track for the goals that I’ve set for myself for the year. So bring on November and the start of all things festive and cozy.
At the end of each month I go through and look back over my calendar from the previous month to see where I was successful and where I struggled. I then develop my strategy for the new month and look for as many areas that I can be successful and what potential roadblocks I can move before they even become an issue. Read on for my best monthly planning tips.
Another great tip to try during your month is to take a moment at the end of each week (I prefer Sunday afternoon/evening) to look over the past week and look ahead to your coming week, much like you do for your monthly planning. What were your wins, which areas might need a little more attention? Move tasks forward that you didn’t quite get to and cross off the things that you accomplished. (above page is from the Full Focus Planner)
What do you do to ensure that your month is set up for success and that you aren’t letting things fall through the cracks? Are you a paper planner person or a digital planner expert? I’ve tried digital (and did love it for a bit) but I’m a paper all the way here as I work so much better writing things out. There are so many options out there but my current love is the Hobonichi Cousin and a close second is the Full Focus Planner.