In this blog post, I’ll show you how to plan your day with a free October calendar printable 2023 set.
Because let’s face it – planning a day is hard.
Definitely, it’s so easy to get lost, juggling personal and professional tasks, projects, and deadlines.
Basically, feeling like you’re drowning under all your tasks every morning isn’t an ideal way to start the day.
Fortunately, there’re some simple things that you can do to get your day started on the right foot.
And one of them is using a monthly calendar.
Firstly, a calendar can help you see your tasks for the day at a glance, making it easier for you to plan your time.
Secondly, a calendar can help you stay organized and on track.
Undoubtedly, it’s a great way to keep track of deadlines, meetings, and appointments.
Thirdly, when you use a calendar to plan your day, you can easily move tasks around and reschedule them as needed.
This way, you can always make sure that you’re prioritizing the right tasks and that you have enough time for everything.
Now, let’s take a look at how to use a monthly calendar to plan your day.
However, before I share my favorite daily planning tips, here’s a short and sweet description of what these cute October calendars look like.
Cute October Calendars 2023
First and foremost, these calendars are US letter size and start from Sunday.
Also, each calendar has a different theme, so you can pick the one that best suits your needs.
In general, all designs are elegant, modern, and minimalist.
In addition, the October calendar printables’ color palette era these amazing muted earthy tones, for example, blush pink, elegant sage green, or settle orange.
Last but not least, printable monthly calendars are only for personal, non-commercial use.
Aesthetic Printable October Calendar 2023
As a rule, you probably have a lot on your plate.
Every single day, you wake up, with having gazillion things you need to do.
Online classes, groceries, zoom meetings, and emails – they’re only the tip of the iceberg.
The best, or I should rather say, the worst part is that they’re cumulating pretty fast.
Not getting done, everyday tasks will overload your mind.
Sooner or later, you start feeling overwhelmed and constantly fatigued.
For this reason, daily planning is worth your time.
Moreover, planning your day ahead allows you to ensure you spend enough time on your responsibilities (great for procrastination) or chilling out (great for workaholics).
Additionally, for those of you who want to build new healthy habits, coming up with a daily routine is a key to success.
So tracking your habits on daily basis is a crucial part of daily planning as well.
Definitely, working with cute monthly calendars will bring you closer to your goals.
Blank October 2023 Calendar Template
Speaking of monthly calendars, undoubtedly daily planning starts with the monthly calendar.
Indeed, it’s the first place to allocate the important planning dates that affect my work as well as other personal stuff in the future.
For example, you can plan your monthly calendars for business meetings (because you don’t have the power to be in two places at the same time), family trips, doctor appointments, events, birthdays, or even project deadlines.
Along with this, keep in mind that you have to eat, sleep, and relax.
Having a general idea of what your month will look like, it’s so much easier to plan your meals, workouts, etc.
For instance, if you see on your monthly calendar a busy couple of days, maybe it’s a better idea to order postmates some food than cook fancy dinners by yourself.
Elegant October 2023 Calendar Printable
Also, getting started with monthly planning allows you to set priorities.
In other words, instead of trying to do everything, you’re able to focus only on tasks that really matter.
Obviously, setting priorities can be a tricky part of monthly planning.
Indeed, when you think that all your tasks are really important and really urgent, it’s difficult to unclog your daily to-do list.
For this reason, I suggest using the priority matrix that helps you to distinguish between urgent and important tasks.
It’s a great tool to use when you sit down to plan your month ahead because it allows you to see things more clearly.
Minimalist October Calendar Template
Now, that you overcome monthly planning struggles, it’s time to schedule your day.
Although I usually worked with weekly planners, this month I decided to play with one, giant monthly to-do list.
And you know what – it was a terrible idea.
Not only did it quickly turn out my to-do list way too overloaded, but it also didn’t include all of these small daily chores I had to do.
For this reason, I didn’t complete many tasks.
Not to mention that I felt so stressed out because I was constantly looking at this huge, never-ending list.
With this in mind, my advice is to use weekly planners as a supplement to monthly calendars when it comes to scheduling your day.
Definitely, it’s much easier to complete small tasks that way and you don’t have to look at this big, scary list every single day.
Free October Calendar Printable 2023
As I mentioned before, you may overlook your everyday tasks very easily.
Because it seems so obvious to get them done, you forget that they also require time.
For this reason, try to create a daily log, where you write down everything you’ve done, including time slots.
Indeed, a daily log should include such things as:
- making your bed
- doing the dishes
- taking out the trash
- calling your mom
- sending an important email
- going for a run
Obviously, keeping a daily log every day for the rest of your life isn’t attainable, but looking closer at where your time goes for a couple of days or maybe a week will be beneficial.
Firstly, you’ll see exactly how much time you spend working and relaxing.
Secondly, you’ll identify time-wasters to eliminate them in the future.
And thirdly, you’ll be able to better estimate how much time certain tasks take.
As a result, your weekly to-do list becomes doable and more realistic.
Free October Calendar Printable 2023
Speaking of the to-do list, don’t forget to include the small tasks I mentioned before.
And while making the bed is a part of a daily routine, calling your mom can be a pretty long task.
Also, let’s not forget about “formal” things like taxes, forms, etc.
Definitely, they’re a pain, however, having them on a list makes you don’t have to worry about forgetting them.
Moreover, it’s much easier to find a couple of hours to do these things when you know exactly when you have to do them.
How to Resize Printable October Calendar
You can easily resize August calendars by following this simple tutorial.
- open your printables in Adobe Reader (the free version is ok)
- click a printer icon
- go to Page Setup
- select Paper Size
- click Ok and then Print
DOWNLOAD October Monthly Calendar Pdf
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Free October Calendar Printable 2023 – Final Thoughts
To sum up, here are a few tips that helped me get my daily planning on track:
- use monthly calendars as a general guide for your future plans.
- set priorities using the priority matrix to unclog your to-do list.
- use weekly planners as a supplement to monthly calendars when it comes to scheduling your day.
- keep a daily log to better understand where your time goes.
- include small tasks on your to-do list to avoid forgetting about them.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a realistic and doable monthly plan that will help you stay on track with your goals.