Welcome to this month’s post in our series designed to help you do your Month Reviews!
Monthly reviews help you see what worked well and what didn’t in the past month. This helps you prepare for success in the next month. Doing monthly reviews regularly can help you stay on track with your goals and priorities.
In this monthly review series, each month has a new theme. You can pick the theme you like best and do that every month, or you can do the new theme each month, or pick and choose the elements you like from all the month themes to do your monthly review. Remember, this is all about you! Do what you find most useful.
This month’s theme is designed to help you increase your confidence. We’ll look at challenges you faced, how you handled them, and how you can feel empowered to handle similar situations in the future.
Look back through your planner, journal, and/ or bullet journal for the past month and ask yourself these questions:
What was difficult this month? It’s not fun to reflect on hard times, but this is your chance to vent. What did you find hard this month?
What was a situation that came up unexpectedly?
Write about a day that didn’t go as you had planned.
Now for each of these difficult situations, write about how you coped with them. How did you handle the unexpected situation? What did you do when your day didn’t go as planned? How did you handle the difficulties this month?
Now reflect on how you handled these situations, and think about how you could deal with similar situations in the future. Now that you have dealt with these types of difficulties, what are some ways they might be easier to face in the future?
What did you learn from your difficulties/ challenges this month?
In what ways are you stronger now since dealing with these challenges?
The Life Noted planners have monthly review pages built right in and are designed to help you plan and track your goals all year. They are available in academic year or January-December formats. Click the links for more information including where to buy.
Month review posts are on the last Friday of each month. Check back each month for a new theme!