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How to Get the Most out of Your Planner's Monthly View

How to Get the Most out of Your Planner's Monthly View

For the longest time I just couldn't figure out how to use the monthly view in my planner. It just felt like overkill to all the planning I was doing in my weekly pages. I switched things up time and time again until I landed on this planning style. It's changed my monthly view game and I've been so happy with it that I just had to share.

I use my monthly view now to track these things:

  • Upcoming events
  • Project deadlines
  • Upcoming movie/book releases I'm interested in
  • Birthdays
  • Memory keeping

How to Get the Most out of Your Planner's Monthly View

It's that last one on the list that's really stepped things up for me. I tracked a lot of the other items previously, but my monthly view always looked empty and boring. So I started adding one or two things I got up to every day. That way, each box had something in it, regardless if it was just running errands.

I've also started to stick to a cohesive color scheme. I choose the dominate color of the month and add a little shade variation to keep things interesting. This is a great way to use up any leftover stickers from past weekly kits so that nothing is going to waste.

I'm in love with my monthly views. It's so fun to see the month fill up with memories, while still being a functional space to see what events are coming up so I don't overbook myself. I'd love to hear how you use your monthly spreads in your planner! Let me know in the comments!

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