I always try to see a new month as a new chapter in your life. It’s when you get to start certain stuff all over again. That’s why there’s a few things that I do at the start of every month to make the month roll as smoothly as possible.
Fill all important events, birthdays, days off and appointments into your calendar or diary.
Seeing all of your events in one place can help you see how much free to that you have so that you can make sure you schedule some time for yourself.
Arrange dates with friends and family.
I can’t imagine that anyone reading this doesn’t have anyone that they enjoy spending the day with from time to time. The start of a new month is a great time to make plans to go shopping, watch a movie or visit the spa.
Clean out your fridge and cupboards.
Throwing away all that out of date foods or spices that you’ve had hidden away in the cupboards is such a good feeling! You can then have a really good clean in all the cupboards making them ready for new foods, which leads me on to point number 4..
Do a basic food shop.
At the start of the month, it’s a good idea to do a shop to make sure that you have all the basics such as bread, milk, butter and teabags. It’s also a great chance to stock up the cupboards of any little bits that you have been wanting to try out.
Plan your budget.
No one likes doing this but budgeting is so important. It’s a great chance to know how much you can spend that month. It will make spending money a lot easier. You can just your budget to keep track of finances and then you won’t be shocked when you check the bank and see a smaller number than you expected.
Set a month goal.
I find that setting a monthly goal is a great motivator to do something new that month. It pushes you a little high is what people need in life.
Is there something that you do each month to make your time run a little more smoother? If so, I would love to know what you do..