Reset Sundays was a content series I featured in July. If you haven’t watched it, head over to my IGTV on Instagram. It’s time for an update to let you know how my planning routine has changed.
But first, I loved this series! It was so much fun sharing my planning routine!
Each week, I featured a different step of my Sunday planning routine to show how I plan on Sundays to prepare and “reset” for the week. Here’s a recap of each episode:
I showed how I plan on weekly inserts from Cloth & Paper to prepare for the week. First, I review my calendar overview to see what I have going on for the week. The next step is to complete the insert. That week, I used Cloth & Paper’s vertical, week-on-two-page (WOTP) insert. Finally, I add sticky notes and highlight important matters for the week.
Week 2 showed my planning on project management (PM) inserts from Cloth & Paper to track my goals. First, I complete the monthly PM insert to categorize my goals. Next is the daily PM tracker to outline more specific goals for the categories I noted in the monthly insert. Finally, I complete a weekly PM each week to track my goals so that I can update them as I reach milestones or realize that I need to be more realistic about my goals.
For the Reset Sundays episode, I competed a weekly PM insert.
Remember the Sunday scaries?!
I don’t always need nor use a daily insert. However, Mondays are the exception. Planning on a daily insert helps me feel more prepared and ready for the day. This preparation and planning time allows me to feel less anxious about the upcoming workday. So for Volume 3, I planned on a daily insert to show how I prepare for Monday mornings.
Volume 4 fell on the last Sunday of July. When a new month starts in the beginning of the week (and prior to the next Sunday), I will use the last Sunday of that current month to plan for the upcoming month. So for the last episode of the series, I planned on monthly/calendar inserts from Cloth & Paper to show how I prepare for a new month.
Updates to my Planning Routine
Of course I’m still planning on Sundays to reset and prepare for the week. BUT some things have changed in my Sunday planning routine:
I use the week-on-one-page (WOOP) from 8Lotus (pronounced Infinite Lotus) to plan my week. To be honest, I don’t need to plan my WOTP inserts. I am not as busy as I used to be since we are still social distancing. So it’s nice to have the extra room in my planner by using only a WOOP inserts. It’s also nice to look at one page and see my entire week.
I don’t use my PM inserts for goal planning. Don’t get me wrong — I loved planning on my PM inserts to track my goals. BUT I also love notepads. (Scroll my Instagram feed to see what I mean.) Plus, I wanted to see my goals without having to open my planner. So, the Cloth & Paper weekly notepad is my go-to layout. I love that I can place the notepad on my desk and that the notepad is accessible without having to flip through my planner!
I use daily inserts more often! I mentioned in episode 3 that I usually don’t plan on daily inserts. However, now that I am using the WOOP inserts from 8Lotus, I find that I need to plan daily more often so that I can stay on task and write out to-do lists. I won’t use a daily insert on the weekends unless I absolutely need it. If I am super busy during the week, or it’s a Friday, I’ll use a daily insert, or even use a sticky note to draft a quick to-do list, stick it on my Inbox dashboard, and go on about my day!
So many changes…
These are very minor, but important, changes to my routine! The beauty of planning is that you control your style. You can change routines, inserts, or systems depending on your current needs and lifestyle. Read more about my planning habits here!
Let’s chat! How often and drastically does your planning routine change?