Busy schedules or not, planning is something we have to do to make the most of our time and reach our goals. Some people either do it on a daily or weekly basis, but it is also important to do monthly planning to track whether or not we accomplished our goal in a certain month. Thus, if you want to track how productive you are, start doing monthly planning.
How to plan monthly
1. Get a notebook or a planner
These days where you can use your phone to do almost everything, it is still better to write things down using a pen and paper. It has been scientifically proven that writing things down forces your brain to process information in a more detailed way, allowing you to remember things easily. If you are still looking for a planner that suits your needs perfectly, try using our Weekly & Monthly Appointment Book and Planner. Not only you can schedule your monthly plans and goals, but you can also write down your schedules and appointments daily and weekly.
2. Set time to plan
When is the best time to plan your monthly schedules and goals? There is no definite time, do it when you want to do it. It varies from person to person. Some like to plan things a week before the next month starts, others plan it the day before it starts. It doesn’t matter when as long as you still have time left to plan things out accordingly.
There must be things you haven’t done the previous month because of conflicts and busy schedules. Before planning for the next month, make sure to go over the task you haven’t crossed off from your list. In that way, you can include it as you plan your schedule for the next month. Also, by reviewing, it helps you realize how far you are in achieving your goals.
4. Schedule Tasks
After reviewing and realizing the things that need to be done, it’s now time to plot your schedule (appointments, projects, goals, events, etc.) accordingly.
5. Prioritize important tasks
You must have listed a lot of things on your schedule, however, you must decide on what your priorities are. Since we don’t know what will happen in the future, something might come up that will throw you off your schedule. The advantage of setting priorities is you know what schedule can be adjusted and what needs to be done first. In that way, you will be more flexible in dealing with your plans.