Continuing our How To Use Your Planner series, here are some tips on ways to use monthly planning pages in your planner.
Several of the Quo Vadis planners have monthly pages: the Hebdo, Space 24, Space 17 and Visual weekly planners and the Journal 21 daily planner all have month grid pages. (And the 2017 editions of the Minister planners will also have monthly pages as a new feature!)
There are lots of different ways to use these monthly pages:
You can use monthly planning pages as an overview of upcoming events, deadlines, bills due, travel, and holidays. The example below is in the monthly pages of a Visual weekly planner:
In this example I have color coded red for personal travel, green for bills due, blue for personal events, and black for work-related travel and deadlines.
You can also use monthly pages for tracking things like exercise, health, medical symptoms, weather, etc. The example below is in the monthly pages of a Hebdo weekly planner:
I know gardeners who use the monthly pages for recording weather, when they planted seeds, when things bloomed/ ripened, and when they harvested produce. When compared year after year, the monthly records show patterns of generally when is the last frost of the season, when vegetables are due to be ripe, etc.
Another way to use monthly pages is for meal planning and household cleaning schedules. The example below is in the monthly pages of a Space 24 weekly planner:
How do you use monthly pages in your planner?