This is how my planner pages look at the end of a month. (You saw how it looks at the beginning of a month here.) It’s my second month in this notebook, and I fit about four months worth of calendars, weekly spreads, daily pages and trackers. I flip back through previous months for meal planning help, to check when appointments or other important dates happened, and for seeing trends in my sleep, migraine, etc.
I purposely keep my to-do lists on the daily pages to about half a page or less. That way I have space at the end of the day for a bit of creative practice: doodling and/or lettering. My skills are improving in tiny incremental ways, I can only really notice it by looking back at previous months (and years!).
Also, flipping back through the crinkly, filled, and sometimes messy pages is really helpful for gratitude. I can see and know that our days were full, we have family and friends to spend time with, we’re able to celebrate special occasions, we have lovely places to visit.
Gratitude is what you feel when you want what you already have.James Clear
Stationery in the Photo/video
- date stamp
- washi tapes (purchased here)
- wooden alpha-numeric stamp set
- skeleton clips
- pencil case
P.S. I highly recommend James Clear’s (author of Atomic Habits) excellent weekly newsletter.
P.P.S. Video music by bensound.com.