Are you an Erin Condren planner fan like I am?
I’ve purchased Erin Condren planners for years – really since the first time I could actually afford one. (Need a $10 off code? Here’s my referral link.)
I shared this on Instagram (I’d love to have you join me over there!), but thought I would share it here too.
You may not have an Erin Condren planner, but this could easily be done on the notes page of any planner.
I use the note page before each month to do a Start*Stop*Keep Assessment. This is an assessment tool you can use in any area of your life: health/wellness, financial, housekeeping, relationships, or work. Or use it for all of them!
Start by dividing the page in half with washi tape. Then draw three boxes.
The photo below is what my assessment looks like for January 2019.
I plan to start meal planning on Friday. Inevitably I end up with extra people at my house on the weekend and I’ll have to go to the grocery store. I think meal planning and shopping on Friday will help. I also plan to be organized enough to regularly use the free grocery pick-up service so I can use that hour I would have spent at the store to do vegetable prep (see my Keep box!)
For January I am stopping any Subscribe & Save orders I have coming to the house. I love, love, love having stuff show up on my doorstep, but I’m wondering if my Friday grocery pick-up can replace Subscribe & Save.
Finally, I plan to keep my weekly vegetable prep session. It makes healthy eating so much easier! And I plan to keep up my goal of making 7 yoga classes and 7 spinning classes each month.
On the other half of the notes page of my Erin Condren planner, I drew one large Spending Box.
I use the box to track my monthly Spending Plan. Our Spending Plan is basically a budget, but I like the name better! Each month we start with a set amount and we can spend it however we like. But when the money is gone, the money is gone!
To see my complete process, check out the Erin Condren Life Planner 2019 YouTube video I made.
Have you ever used the Start*Stop*Keep Assessment tool? Do you think it is a useful addition to your planner?