Hello awesome friends!
I don’t know about you but I LOVE autumn!! Everything’s turning into a rainbow of beautiful colours and this season is very warm here in UK (thank God!).
I am super excited to share a new October spread with you. I’ve made a few changes since I started this lovely new book last month so hopefully, you’ll like it 😉
We are starting with a monthly log.
What is a monthly log?
It’s simply a vertical calendar on one page plus your monthly tasks, goals etc. on the opposite page. This helps you organise your month and gain some perspective.
What’s in my log?
In the pictures below, you can see that I have a calendar on the left page and facing it we have monthly goals, things or actions to do to make them happen, tasks for this month which we then take and break down into weekly/daily tasks – this way we are making sure that big things will get done! Basically, monthly tasks and goals are little pieces broken down from yearly goals – see the magic? We are talking BIG here 😉 and since we are getting closer to the end of 2016, I thought it might be worth mentioning how to achieve what you have planned for this year and finish it strong!
So, what’s new when you turn the page?
I’ve added weekend section to my monthly calendar because it’ll be used for personal things as well as work – it’s a matter of taste really as it’s visually easier for me to see what days we were out and about with my family, and when I published posts, videos, or worked on any projects etc. I like to use colour coding within this spread meaning that each topic will be written in particular colour to easily recognize it.
Monthly tracker has been transferred here from my Filofax and ‘Currently’ enjoying, reading, improving, and wearing have been inspired by a Happy Planner that I bought earlier this year but only used it for a little while because it didn’t suit my needs at all. This ‘Currently’ theme was the only thing that I liked inside that planner so I have decided to personalize and use it here.
Moving on to my weekly spread! As you can see, I’ve moved the boxes around to keep daily tasks together and have a better view of my 3 major weekly goals, last week review, and this week’s outcome. I have talked about these last month – you can check it out here.
I’ve got four weekly spreads on two pages. The reason I didn’t include first weekend (Sat 1st+Sun 2nd) and the last day of October (Sun 31st) here is because I didn’t want to waste an entire page on these three days and honestly, it would look a bit weird to me. So, they can be found in previous and next month’s spread. Nice and tidy 😉
Last but not least, the end of the month review. ‘Memories’ name has been changed to ‘Moments to cherish’, again, this is a personal preference – I’ve had something like this before and because time is so precious, I think it’s best to celebrate every little thing, be proud of what we’ve done etc. ‘Moments to cherish’ sounds more festive to me, I like it and hope you like it too! And finally, monthly review itself – a short reflection on how this month went → ask yourself:
Did I live up to my expectations?
Have I done my best?
Am I moving forward?
Have deadlines been met?
Do I keep my promises?
Am I creating happiness for myself and my family?
Answer these questions and don’t forget to give yourself enough credit for everything you’ve done – there is nothing too small to celebrate! Even if it’s only a hot relaxing bath, give yourself time to relax and recharge your batteries.
All of these spreads are followed by my dailies – oh, happy dailies, how I love writing you down! I am having a lot of fun lately, haha!
That’s about it for today, I hope you enjoyed this post, and please, feel free to comment, share your ideas or any posts you’d like to see in future, tag me in your pictures on Instagram where you can find and chat with me every day, and visit my YouTube channel!
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Have a wonderful day and happy journaling!!
♥♥♥Love to all ♥♥♥