Welcome to the second post in our series designed to help you do your Month Reviews in your Life Noted planner!
The Life Noted planner (in academic year or January-December formats) is designed to help you set, track, and evaluate your goals all year and incorporate your goal tasks into your everyday life. There are pages to help you do annual and monthly reviews and goal setting.
Every month when it’s time to do your Month Review in your Life Noted planner, I’ll have a new post to give you ideas on how to do the review.
Each month will have 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 each month’s theme to do your monthly review. Remember, this is all about you! Do what you find most useful.
Last month I showed you how to do a very basic month review. It’s a good place to start, but if you want something more specific, keep reading!
This month’s theme is Learning Experiences. September is a month of changes, and with every change comes lessons learned. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help evaluate your September:
What were some new experiences I had this month? What did I learn from these?
What were some things I did well this month? What did I learn and how can I replicate this success in the future?
What were some mistakes I made, or things I could have done better? What lessons did I learn from these?
What did I learn from someone else this month?
What did someone else learn from me this month?
What were some personal lessons learned?
What were some work/ school lessons learned?
What did I learn from/ about my relationships?
What would I like to learn/ improve on next month?
Now that you have evaluated your month, decide what your Priorities will be for next month and write those into the Priorities section. Now write your Goals for the upcoming month based on these priorities, at the top of the Forecast page for next month. Next, break your Goals down into the Action steps you will complete each week in the upcoming month.
Any questions or comments, please post a comment below!
The Life Noted month review posts are on the Friday of the last week of that month in your Life Noted planner, right before the monthly review pages. These are not always the last Friday of each month; they are on the Friday of the week before the start of the new month. Follow along in your Life Noted planner and you’ll find that these posts come up just when you need them! They go up on a Friday so you have all weekend to do your month review.
The Life Noted planners 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. For more information about ordering Life Noted planners, including international orders, click here.
Also don’t forget to enter our Life Noted Show and Tell contest! Show us how you are using your Life Noted planner for your chance to win next year’s planner! See here for all the details.