February flew by for me – it’s been a mix of ramping up in my teaching load and prepping for launching challenges at the beginning of the month, AND getting momentum on getting a shop started. All to say, I’m shocked it’s already days before March. This post will be pretty quick, down and dirty – because I’m ill and want to take a nap!
Every month I like to take stock of where I’m at – what worked? What do I need to tweak? I used one of the pages in my weekend spread to look back on what I wanted to keep or change, and sketching out possibilities for March pages.
I do not set up my next monthly far ahead of time. This is the weekend before March, so I spent an hour setting it up. For new folks, I have long ditched the grid calendar – I just didn’t want to draw the boxes AND I never used it since, you know, Google. *note: this post will feature a couple affiliate links, which simply means if you end up buying something, I’ll make a small commission at no extra cost to you. As you can see these are products I use and love – thanks for your support!*
I did a quick video flip-through of February and my March pages. See below! You should know that I use a traveler’s notebook system, which means that I am flipping through my *planning insert – my collections, blog planning, and journaling live in other notebooks! They all live inside my Foxy Notebook cover (formerly known as “wide” and now a classic No. 7)
I have such high hopes for this….
The original Bullet Journal monthly log simply has all the dates/days on the left-hand side for you to fill in events or things going on in the month. Kara did a derivative that included a focus on monthly goals and tasks, and I’m taking my twist on it to make it work for me.
I am very hopeful for this layout! Hoping this will help manage overall tasks and momentum.
Weekend + Review
I originally did the 5-day week layout because I needed more room for weekends! That’s where my chores live, is the weekend. I hate that usually, the weekends are shortchanged on space, or share a box – what’s that about??? So, I dedicate half pages to each weekend day.
The opposite side is for a review of my week – what went well? What do I want to change? How did I show up? What lessons did I learn? Taking this time is what makes me and my system better.
This weekly took me about 5 or 6 months to figure out – with this weekly reviewing and figuring out what worked or didn’t, so don’t feel too overwhelmed or disappointed if you haven’t gotten there yet! It takes time and as long as you put in the effort of reviewing, you WILL get to a system that works for you. 🙂
What are you doing for March?