Most of us write daily to-do lists, and many use weekly task lists. But do you have monthly task lists? Here’s why they are a good idea.
It might seem counterproductive to write tasks into a month. After all, tasks are actionable items, and a month is a very large time frame. But monthly tasks are important because they are long-range tasks. Usually monthly tasks are recurring annual tasks, like pet vaccinations and insurance renewals. When you know in which month these items need done, you can write them into the appropriate month for next year. (The upcoming year’s anno-planner is perfect for this.)
Monthly lists keep those recurring events from sneaking up on you or passing by unnoticed. The list might include changing the batteries in your smoke and CO2 detectors (I do ours each May) and changing furnace filters if you have them.
Monthly lists are also good reminders for things to do every month, like backing up your hard drive and checking your car’s tire pressure.
Do you write monthly tasks?