Oct 3, 2014

Monthly Planning

Monthly Planning

I'm sure you find this as no surprise, but I plan out my month as much as I can before it gets here.  I usually plan the coming month the weekend before the month starts.  I get that I cannot plan everything, but I try and plan as much as I can because it helps me not have to focus on it everyday or every week.  I also get more done if I have it planned.

Here is what I plan out for the month:
  • Activities that I will do with Hannelore-I mainly follow the routine I talked about in this post.  I stick to that routine unless there is an event that we want to go to instead.  Then I will switch things around a bit. 
  • Play dates with Hannelore's friends-this is talked about in the post above as well
  • Menu for the month - read all about my menu planning process here
  • Dates with my husband and babysitters for those dates - We go on weekly dates.  I try and utilize family members when we go on dates, but sometimes they are younger girls that I know that I trust.  Read more about my date nights here and here
  • Random acts of kindness for my husband - I take ideas from the "Love Calendar" on The Dating Divas website 
  • Any other big event that might be coming up

For the first few months that I planned a month in advance I was overwhelmed, but now I have my groove down and I can knock a whole month out in an hour or less!  That is for a whole month.  Then I do not have to think about it for another month.  I love it!

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Check out more ways I like to be organized:


Unknown said...

I found this post by visiting the Frugal Friday Link Up Party. Planning is hard when you have a free spirit. I love your tips though! Thanks for sharing!

Shambray said...

I WISH I had more of a free spirit! I try.

Giftie Etcetera said...

I plan once a month, too, but it's more carpools, workouts, and karate classes. I wish I did date nights. Maybe that needs to change for me.


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