The start of a new month is like a breath of fresh air. A new month represents a brand new start. It’s a time for new blessings to pour in, a time to make new memories, and a time to set new intentions.
As we anticipate August’s arrival, here are three simple tasks to complete to help you prepare for the new month:
Clear Your Inbox
There’s nothing worse than an overflowing email inbox. It’s overwhelming, to say the least. So before heading into a new month, take some time to sift through your inbox. Delete the mess and store the rest. Create folders to help manage your inbox, and unsubscribe to any shopping sites or newsletter that you consider unwanted or “junk”.
Schedule Time to Rest
This is something new for me, but I look forward to implementing this next month. Just like we schedule important appointments, birthdays, and date nights, we need to schedule time for rest. Even if it’s scheduling a 15-minute break in between work calls to regroup, or a 45-minute nap every Saturday, pick a day, set a time, and write it on your calendar or in your planner. Honor that just like you honor your other appointments. It’s deserved and necessary, especially in today’s climate.
Plan Family Check-in’s
Now, more than ever, it’s important to stay connected to our families in person or virtually. Schedule time to check-in with your loved ones daily or at least weekly. Agree on a day and time that works for all parties, and add it to your calendar. You can plan an in-person or virtual game night or a quick 5-minute call just to catch up. Whatever the case, be intentional about scheduling family time.
I encourage you to complete these tasks monthly. They’re simple and intentional ways for you to enter a new month with ease, great expectation, and gratitude.