Hello friends! How is your February going so far? February will be a major month for me… not only will my darling husband and I be celebrating our fourth year of marriage but I will also be saying goodbye to my current job at the end of the month! Woah. It’s funny how, just recently, I have been thinking about time in monthly chunks. Not sure why. Maybe it has to do with the fact that as I get older time seems to pass more quickly??? Is this what my thirties will feel like? Haha. But I’m also finding myself much more drawn to planning a month at a time and using monthly planners as a result. This could also be a blogger thing perhaps? Monthly planners have certainly not replaced my daily to-do lists but I find that they work really well together to keep me nice and organised! And with my recent love affair with monthly planners comes my need to want to figure out how best to use them. And this is what I’ve figured out so far:
1. Grab a cup of tea or coffee (this step is non-negotiable).
2. Ask yourself: What do I want to have done by the end of the month? Also, what needs to be done?
2. Make a list! Record all the tasks you would like to complete this month. I just adore monthly planners that provide space beside each month to write lists such as these. I know I’m being a bit picky but it just makes so much sense to have our list of goals for the month right next to the calendar of the corresponding month so we can…
3. Schedule tasks. Having access to your monthly planner along with your task list means that you can schedule your tasks in advance. Having the whole month-to-a-view means that you can see what’s coming up and plan weeks ahead. You can also break down big tasks across days or weeks. This method is especially handy for those who are studying!
So there you have it! A simple way to incorporate a monthly planner to ensure that you have a productive month ahead. And… I’m delighted to share a monthly planner I made just for you! Click here to grab your free copy. It’s undated so you can use it at anytime. Here is a sample of how it can be done. Are you a monthly planner user? How do you use yours? Or do you prefer another method? I’d love to know. Enjoy your day! M
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