I absolutely love the beginning of the month! There is just so much possibility and new opportunity accomplish goals and have a successful month. The start of this month is unique, considering it is the beginning of the last month of the year. I want to finish this year with the same momentum that I started with to ensure that my 201 8 will be just as successful. Below I have the things to do each month to maximize productivity.
1. Fill out calendar/Planner
I get so excited to fill out my desk calendar and my planner each month to see all of the things I have to look forward to. Personally, I like to use a desk calendar for work and blog deadlines so that I can see them all laid out. For personal engagements and budgeting, I use a planner. It also helps me see which weekends I have free so when I’m planning fun activities I know when I have time to hang with friends.
2. Budget and review spending
When it comes to budgeting, it is never the most fun thing to do. I always cringe going through my bank statements seeing how much I ended up spending on random things (mostly food). Even if it is not your favorite thing to do, it is a very necessary thing to do. If you don’t plan how to use your money or even review how you have been spending it, then you won’t be able to identify problem areas and improve.
3. Review short term and long term goals
What’s the point of setting goals if you don’t ever check your progress? With all of my long-term goals, I like to break them up into tiny chunks so that each month I am doing something that gets me closer to accomplishing that thing.
4. Take time to reflect and review accomplishments
It can be so easy to look at a to-do list and see all the things you didn’t get done for the month, but what about all of the things you did accomplish? You have to celebrate those small wins so that you can see that you are moving forward in accomplishing things each day.
I hope these tips help you have the most successful month yet! What are some things that you do to have a great month? Let me know below!