HOW I PLAN MY MONTH
I don't use my monthly pages in the conventional way. I don't note appointments or paydays or even birthdays (except for SD and my kids). My monthly planning is all about project planning.
Around the 15th of the month, give or take a few days, I like to start planning for the following month. This has saved me so many times from projects sneaking up on me because I didn't realize they were coming up so quickly.
After I reference my Google calendar to check for important dates I need to note on my monthly spread, I use my Monthly Goals and Tasks insert as a guide to planning out my month. This system makes it easy since everything is already mapped out and broken down by week. I moved some weekly tasks onto task cards, thats why the "task" section on this insert is pretty bare. I also reference my year goals and overview when planning my month.
I use my main monthly spread as an overview of the main things happening that month - projects, major due dates, days off, vacations. I also list the main projects to focus on and, if needed, break them down by week in the gray column on the left.
I use project planning pages for my three main priorities: wellness, family and biz.
For wellness, I use the calendar portion to track meals and I use the weekly breakdown below to track health numbers.
For family, I use the calendar portion to note due dates for my daughters' school work and, if needed, break down projects by week in the section below.
For the biz, I use two of these project planning inserts. One I use for planning out content for my videos and social media. The other one I use to schedule shop releases and mapping out my design projects.
That's how I plan my month, in a nutshell. Check out the video below for a step by step. And if you have any questions about this process, leave a comment below!