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Monthly VS Weekly Planners: A Breakdown

Whether you need to organise your social life, work schedule, health, business, or family, a weekly/monthly planner whiteboard will be your new best friend. The only question is, which is right for you and your family? Let us break down the benefits of weekly/monthly planner whiteboards and the differences between them.

Weekly/Monthly Planner Whiteboard - Which is Right For You?

Monthly - The Big Picture

One of the biggest perks to a monthly planner is that it gives you the scope to plan ahead. You can easily visualise your entire month at a glance, which allows you to keep an eye on all of your goals and upcoming responsibilities.

Monthly planners are the perfect place to mark upcoming due dates, record any milestones you reached that month, and remind yourself of big events and appointments. The idea is to highlight the most important times of the month. You have enough space to mark down all of your big responsibilities, eliminating any last-minute stress thanks to forgotten events.

Plan Ahead

Do you frequently overbook yourself? A monthly planner will stop you from blindly making plans that you can’t keep. By planning ahead you will have all of your events laid out in front of you for the next month. Seeing these plans visually will give you an accurate read of how much you can truly manage, stopping you from taking on too much and overwhelming yourself. 

Mark Special Occasions

We all have that one event or appointment that we always forget about. Be it birthdays, anniversaries, appointments or due dates, a monthly planner gives you a spot to mark these special occasions so that you don’t forget them. Fill in important dates at the start of each month to give yourself a summary of what to expect. With this early notice, you will be able to prepare for the events well in advance instead of pulling them together at the last minute. 

Weekly - Focus On the Day-To-Day

Where monthly planners will provide you with the big picture, weekly planners give you the exact opposite. With a weekly planner, you can focus in on your day-to-day tasks. Zooming in on the details allows you to track the goings-on of each family member, your day hour by hour, to-do lists, habits, progress, and more.

Delegate Chores and Daily Tasks

Unlike monthly planners, weekly planners allow you to get into the nitty-gritty of daily chores and tasks. Delegating jobs and chores to different family members means that everyone is aware of their responsibilities with no fights or fuss. You can also plan out daily meals, homework, and ensure that everyone is aware of each other’s weekly routines.

Recognise and Develop Routines

Developing a routine is extremely valuable for families. A good morning routine, for example, turns you and your family into a well-oiled machine, saving time and reducing stress. A weekly planner lets you plan out daily routines in detail. This will help your family become acquainted with a new routine and act as a touchpoint for family members to check in with if they ever forget the next step.

Whether you go with a monthly or weekly planner will ultimately depend on you and your family’s needs. For big picture planning, monthly is the way to go. If you struggle keeping everyone on the same page day-to-day, you might want to go with a weekly planner. Have a browse of all our weekly/monthly planner whiteboards for some inspiration.

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November 15, 2020 by Kelly Walter

Comments

Diane Broun

Diane Broun said:

Hi Kelly, I’m well thanks. May I ask about the pens, please.
I shake my pens well before using on my lovely Black Board (from you), but the ‘ink’ is too watery.
What am I doing wrong? – they are still relatively new & haven’t been used a lot and therefore my work can only be read up close.
I am thinking about buying the new board, but would like better pens. Thanks, Di

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