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Curious Llama

July 11, 2023
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As a Freelance Graphic Designer, I can provide your business with tailored design support.

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Using a Monthly Planner for a Mid-Year Reset

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Can you believe we’re halfway through this year already? Time sure flies (unless I’m waiting for my 11-year-old to eat her peas, maybe not so much then)! But instead of lamenting over how quickly this year is passing, let’s flip our mindset to a positive perspective and ask ourselves, “What can I achieve with the […]
Using a monthly planner for a mid-year reset

Can you believe we’re halfway through this year already? Time sure flies (unless I’m waiting for my 11-year-old to eat her peas, maybe not so much then)! But instead of lamenting over how quickly this year is passing, let’s flip our mindset to a positive perspective and ask ourselves, “What can I achieve with the remaining 6 months of this year?”

By shifting our mindset to a more optimistic outlook, we can open up a world of opportunities that we may not have been able to see before. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we approach things with a glass-half-full attitude!

Towards the end of each month, I like to sit down with my Monthly Planner and dedicate some time to setting my goals for the upcoming month/s. By scheduling this planning session, I ensure that the next month doesn’t slip by unnoticed as I certainly notice that time escapes me if I don’t take the initiative to plan ahead.

One productivity tip I’d like to share is the various ways you can utilise your Monthly Planner to make the most of it:

  • Set Clear Goals: Take some time towards the end of each month to reflect on what you want to achieve in the upcoming month. Write down these goals in your Planner and break them down into smaller, actionable steps throughout the month. This will help you stay focused and motivated as you work towards them.
  • Prioritise Tasks: Use your Monthly Planner to prioritise your tasks and responsibilities. Assign deadlines to each task and focus on them in order of importance. By having a clear overview of what needs to be done and when you’ll be better equipped to manage your time effectively.
  • Schedule Dedicated Planning Time: As mentioned earlier, schedule regular planning sessions in your Monthly Planner. Block out time to review your progress, adjust your goals if needed (don’t be too hard on yourself if you didn’t reach a goal, try adjusting your expectations and timeline needed), and strategise for the upcoming month. This intentional planning will help you stay on track and make the most of your time.
  • Stay Organised: A Monthly Planner can help you stay organised by providing a centralised place to keep track of appointments, deadlines, and important events. Try colour-coding with highlighters to categorise your tasks/commitments. This visual organisation will make it easier to navigate your schedule and avoid overcommitting yourself (hopefully).

So, why not give yourself a mid-year boost by adopting a positive mindset and setting aside time each month to plan for the future? You’ll be surprised at what you can achieve when you approach the remaining months of the year with purpose and enthusiasm. Shop our Monthly Planner.