For as long as I’ve used an Erin Condren Life Planner, I’ve had the hardest time figuring out how to use the twelve boxes at the front of the planner. Honestly I basically ignored it completely until this past July when an idea struck me. It’s the perfect spot to track monthly accomplishments.
I’m using my boxes to track things that have happened with Oh, Hello Stationery Co. every month, but of course you could use yours for other accomplishments. They’re great for work accomplishments, family highlights, baby’s firsts, and so on. Plus if you do a yearly holiday card, scrapbook, or photo album, you won’t have to try and figure out what happened in the last year. It’ll already be written down in a handy location.
Plus nothing feels better than seeing all of your accomplishments in one place. It’s so easy to get wrapped up from day to day that you don’t realize all that you’re getting done. Oh, Hello changes so quickly that I rarely stop to notice exactly how much we do. This page is a great reminder. A brag board of sorts.
If you don’t happen to have an Erin Condren, find a spare notes page and draw up a few boxes. Whenever something exciting happens in a month, jot it down. You’ll be surprised at how much you accomplish after just a few months.