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If you’d like to know how my monthly planning routine looks like, as well as get a printable that holds some of the things that could be useful to do the same, keep on reading. I wanted to make this little short series of planning routines so that I could take you through all of them and we can all share how we plan on a yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily basis.

Some of the steps you may already know due to the Life Monthly Plannings I’ve done for the past few months .

Review & Set Goals

I like to review most of my months though it doesn’t always go as planned. Some months I just want to ignore everything and have a fresh start so I don’t end up doing a review.

For the months that I end up reviewing, I like to check how I did on my goals, my bullet journal, and any new things and highlights I had throughout the month.

In terms of the goals, I look both at the goals I had last month and the goals I set up for the year in my 2020 bullet journal. I tend to set up a maximum of 5 goals to make sure that I keep myself on track and don’t get overwhelmed with too many goals.

Creative Projects

The smaller projects that aren’t life centered and involve DIYs and such, I put in my creative projects. One of my recent creative projects, that was actually quite big, was a DIY Desk Organizer.

Bullet Journal Setup

After setting up my goals, I go on and start working on my bullet journal setup for the month. For this, I have to think about the type of goals I have set up and any new things that I may need throughout the month for planning.

This month, I left my boxed calendar to track creative online courses I will be taking throughout the month so that I can keep myself busy throughout summer.

Habits & Books

The next thing I do is check out the habits I want to implement in the upcoming month and since every month one of them is reading, I also set up the books I want to read throughout the month.

These are both tracked in my habit tracker for the month and in the calendar that I will be giving you in my free resource library today that can be accessed by subscribing to my weekly newsletter.

Prep & Plan for BY

I am always looking for ways I can make BY better and maintain content consistency. I use multiple planner pages for that. Since I’m still figuring out the perfect analog planner system for that, I won’t be able to share that with you today; but once I figure it out, I’ll make sure to share it with you.

Digitally, I use an amazing software and app called Notion which I love. It is basically everything you could ask for in a digital workspace. I made a blog post talking about the best free apps for creatives and talk about this one on it.

Monthly To-Do List & Getting Ahead

Lastly, I check out my calendar and see any important to-dos that I need to migrate from the past month and new ones for this month. Then, I try to get as ahead as possible on anything that has to be done.

That’s basically it for my monthly planning routine. You can get the calendar printable used in this blog post by subscribing to my weekly newsletter.

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Let me know down below if you have any planning routines or what type of planning do you do?

Be Yourself, Be Happy, Be Human.
Lots of Love, Patrick.


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