May is upon us! I hope April was good to you.
Also, I wanted to let you know that we’re ordering our last batch of printed planners for 2015. We’re not going to be ordering many more than what people buy so we don’t end up with a bunch in inventory. We’ll run orders 10am PT on Thursday, April 30th, so if you want to make sure you get a 2015 printed planner, pick yours up by then.
May can be a tricky month for planning because of how disruptive it is. “Disruptive” isn’t necessarily bad, but many people have told me that it either gets away from them or that they underestimated the degree to which the parties, graduations, and it’s-awesome-outside brain impacts their plans.
If you sense that May might go sideways on you, too, I suggest intentionally under-planning for the month. If you’re using our planners, either don’t use some of the lines in objectives or write “MAY MARGIN” in one or two of them so you’re accounting for what may come. If taking an objective away feels like too much, take a project slot from Monday and Friday.
Better to underplan and have some margin than to overplan and not enjoy whatever it is that makes your plan go sideways.