Month Review Theme May 2019: Procrastination

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Welcome to this month’s post in our series designed to help you do your Month Reviews!

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 each month’s theme to do your monthly review. Remember, this is all about you! Do what you find most useful.

You can see all the month review themes so far here.

This month’s theme is procrastination. Wait! Don’t run away and hide your head in the sand. I know May has been a big month for many of us, but it’s time to face up to what you didn’t do. Look through your planner, journal, and/ or bullet journal for the past month and ask yourself these questions:

Which tasks, projects, and/ or commitments did you put off this month?

For each one, why did you put it off? Did something more urgent come up? Were you dreading it for some reason? Were you afraid you would fail or mess it up? Did you decide it wasn’t that important?

Which of these did you complete? How did you overcome your procrastination and get it done?

Which of these did you not complete? Why? What were the repercussions of not completing it?

For each item you completed, congratulate yourself! For each item you did not complete, evaluate its importance. Do you need to do it at all? If not, strike it off your list. Can you get someone else to do it instead? If so, delegate it. Do you have to do it? If so, schedule it into your planner and commit to doing it as soon as possible.

Reducing procrastination will help you feel in control, and will result in less fallout from your inaction!

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. In the UK they are available at QuoVadis-Diaries.co.uk (with worldwide shipping). Click the links for more information including where to buy.

The 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.

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