like most, i always look forward to a new month ahead. a fresh month feels like a blank slate allowing us to make better choices with our health, our finances & our time.
one practice that has helped us manage our time better & communicate more effectively is our family calendar meeting.
do you sit down as a family for a monthly calendar meeting?
i am a paper planner kind-of-person & it drives my hubby nuts because he's a fan of the google calendar. this practice allows us to merge both of our preferences & our obligations/responsibilities for the month into one calendar that's been discussed & shared.
it's best to start this practice at the beginning of the month & have your meeting the first week of the month (we prefer the first sunday of the month).
we bring our daily calendars & write down important events such as birthdays, book clubs, & visitors in town. we also talk about potential holiday travel & taking time off of work.
our calendar isn't really color-coordinated, but you could always designate a color to a specific person's activities.
i keep the calendar in my office where we both see it regularly. if we need to add something to the calendar, we let the other person know.
our calendar is from hobby lobby. i like the simple white frame that can be hung on the wall or fridge with ease.
the most important piece of this practice is communication! this practice allows us to connect as a family & manage our time more effectively together.
do you have a monthly calendar meeting? how do you manage your time & communicate as a family?