Hi guys! It’s Larisa from the I Heart Planners Team! Sometimes it feels like a dream that I get to work on these beautiful planner packs every month – from coming up with the illustrations to sketching printables that help women get and stay organized – it definitely feels too good to be true! I’m so excited to show you the August pack, and how I use it to plan my month.
If you follow our Instagram account, you know that I’m a big fan of planning in digital and print. I use both my Google Calendar and paper. I plan my quarters and years in my Google Calendar, and every month when the Bonus Monthly Packs are released in the club, I print them out and plan my month on paper.
It’s so important to plan this way for me. If I only use Google Calendar, I tend to forget about upcoming events. If I only use my planner I sometimes forget to bring it with me everywhere. So planning in digital and print is the best of both worlds for me – especially necessary now that I’m a working mom!
After I print out the bonus monthly pack, I write all the main events in the monthly planner. Birthdays, parties, vacations, and big events get written in right away. Then I add in office hours and any meetings or appointments. Pretty standard stuff, but when I skip this step I find myself stumbling over our schedule, double-booking myself or the family, and overall I’m just way more stressed.
After our month is planned, I double check that I have enough working days in the calendar. Since I work from home, I have to carefully plan child care in order to be able to get all my work done. If I need to schedule a babysitter for an extra day I like doing that early enough at the beginning of the month so that I’m not left hanging with a toddler and a looming deadline.
Once all those basics are taken care of, I see if we have any free weekends or nights that can be filled with either cleaning or a social event. I’ll text friends that we’ve been meaning to get together with our available dates and try to get a dinner or play date on the calendar!
The full August monthly printable pack is available for FREE to members of the Sweet Life Planner Club. If you want to learn more about the club and all the great printables available, just click here. If you aren’t a member of the Sweet Life Planner Club, we didn’t forget about you. Click below to download the free monthly overview from the August printable pack.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Happy August!
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