26 May calendars for your daily productivity goals.
"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. ". Eleanor Roosevelt
October 11, 2019 - We find more people going back to good old fashioned pen and paper for their organizational needs, even in the age of the smartphone. Are they technophobic, or just wired differently perhaps? It's almost as though for some people, a commitment
isn't official until it's written on paper.
May calendar 2021
Top Reasons To Use a May Calendar
1. Its Easier to actually create the reminder in the first place.
Just grab your pen and annotate. Additionally, printable calendars don't require updates, or giving anyone access to your daily schedule.
I love the ability to see my full schedule, and adjust accordingly. No matter where I am, I simply pick up a pen and update my monthly or weekly plan.
Did you know? The birthstone of May is the Emerald.
2. The act of writing down somthing on paper helps me remember better
I typically remember things better when I write them down, versus a typing quickly. Its always very helpful to have a physical record of what I've done during the week. Besides, the act of picking up a pen and writing can work your mind differently than when you place your fingers on a keyboard. Crossing out previous days may help you keep better track of your days ahead, and goals achieved.
3. Your month is much easier to reference at a glance
I like to be able to see all my calendar events, my to-do list, random notes, inspirational quotes, etc. All on the same page and especially one week at a time (Check out our weekly calendars). My schedule is laid out so I can see everything. I especially love to annotate meal planning so I can see when I have time to cook, or when I need to have something quick. I also use the day boxes to remind me of my monthly family happiness goals, as all work and no play simply does not end up well.
Did you know? The Kentucky Derby (world's most famous horse race) is held on the second Saturday of May.
4. Manage your health needs, nutrition and excercise schedule
At a glance, you can reference your health and excercise gaols, and the nutrition plan to help you achieve your desired look. Perhaps you're on a strict diet and need to plan meals. Perhaps you are planning a trip to the doctor and need to record some vitals that may be up for discussion. Record as you go on your May planner for optimum health.
5. You won't get inundated with beeps, alerts, messages, and they don't run out of battery life.
May 2021 blank calendar.
This printable calendar template provides the most space for your notes with absolutely no clutter. Simple, minimalistic, no unnecessary wasted space. This is our classic May 2021
calendar. Click on the image and print it out....Always for free! Please keep in mind that we follow a 5 week pattern, so some months may contain days that wrap around and back to the top. This ensures we have maximum space alloted to each day, for all your notes.
I think in this day and age, we may have become a bit too dependant on technology. Besides, I don't have to learn anything technical, I don't have to worry that my battery will die suddenly, and all of my appointments for the day will be inaccessible. Perhaps a step back every now and then is in order.
Did you know? The May birth flower is the Lily of the valley.
6. A similar diary stored somewhere in the cloud feels less tangible, less real
Instead of sitting down and thinking, What should I do today? I already have a plan mapped out for the week, right at my fingertips. No need to log into anything. A physical, tangible calendar is readily available for me.
7. A collection of paper calendars can double as an instant diary.
Revisit your adventures years later! Sometimes I pull them down and look through them and remeber things in my life I would have otherwise forgotten. A good example would be baby milestones.
May 2021 calendar printable
Did you know? May is associated witht the zodiac signs of Taurus and Gemini.
9. If you're a project manager, you can weave project work into your day-to-day responsibilities, operational, and management jobs.
8. If you're a stay at home mom, plan your activities with your children.
Indeed, you can plan your outings, play-dates, spelling words practice, children's chores and so much more. Mark your child's development milestones, first words, actions, spaghetti sauce stains etc, on our printables, then get yourself a nice journal and transfer your notes (minus the sauce stains) for a great keep-sake.
The calendar offers a big picture view of the project and helps me see deadlines, split up the month, so that the right tasks are done at the right time. It also helps define priorities for the coming weeks. Keep in mind that calendars are easier to use and plan with than Gantt charts as they show more than just tasks, but also meetings and milestones.
May 2021 calendar template
10. And the best reason of all, they are free to download and use
Let's face it, expenses add up quickly. Why pay for a calendar? Print out our monthly calendar templates, or create your own custom photo calendars for free. Add Holidays
as you see fit.
Now that you've found the motherload, let's explore further as we have more blank calendar templates than you'll know what to do with. Please check back regurarly as we are constantly adding more printables and designs for your small office needs. Furthermore, our calendars have been re-designed to allow for maximum space when printed. If you still can't find anything you like, then consider making your own custom calendar
Featured May 2021 blank calendar #1
10 ways to get organized
1. don't try to remember everything! Write it down
It's pretty tough trying to recall your to-do list. The best thing you can do for yourself is to make a simple monthly plan, and check things off as you go. Some tasks may need to be scheduled, others just need to be done within a certain time frame. I like to use a simple printable monthly calendar and mark any scheduled tasks accordingly. I also try to somewhat schedule other to-do's accordingly. Completed a task days ahead of schedule?
No problem, simply cross it out and keep bieng proactive. Try it out with a calendar from the selection below.
2. Clean up and declutter
One of the best ways to stay organized is to simply clean up your space and de-clutter. This simple task has a profound effect on your psychology (out with the old, in with the new). There is a reason why many employers have a clean desk policy. Likewise, recycle and donate old clothes and belongings. Personally, I prefer the salvation army as they work to rehabilitate homeless people. Have too much stuff? Try to donate a few items before purchasing more.
Did you know? Salvador Dali, the world's most famous surrealist was born on May 11th
3. Be ready to move
Featured May 2021 blank calendar #2
I like to keep all my valuables like passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates, banking/insurance paperwork in an easy to get to portable fire safe. A simple backpack will suffice as well. The idea bieng, in case of emergency, simply grab your hard to replace documents and leave. Making backups of your valuable documents will also help in case of disaster. Scan and backup your photos while you're at it. Amazon, Google offer cloud services
4. Build a weekly or monthly family plan
Use our weekly calendar templates or monthly blank calendars to generate a plan for your family. no need to sync up across multiple devices. one simple plan and a refrigirator magnet is all you need to get going. Plan chores, outings, social gatherings etc, all accessible in one centralized location
5. Create a long term activities list for your surrounding area
Featured May 2021 blank calendar #3
Often find yourself wondering what to do on weekends? Feel like you wasted a weekend doing absoluteluy nothing? Simply create a list of fun things to do in your city, or nearby locations, and mark them off as you go. Be spontaneous
6. De-clutter your inbox, and your physical mailbox
Unfortunatley, modern day post office mail comprises of junk and bills. Check your mailbox often, as this helps protect you from criminals that can easily pick up an important document, like a bank statement, or W2 tax form. I like to opt for online delivery of sensitive material, check the mail daily, and immediately recycle all the crap. Place your bills in a certalized location for easy access and pay ontime. Likewise, clean out your email inbox, and unsubscribe from all those junky newsletters and subscriptions.
7. Be on time
It is inevitable to feel flustered and overwhelmed when you run late to your appointments, classes, meetings, or scheduled activities. When you are late, you may miss out on important information, throw your team off-schedule, and you may come across as lazy or uninterested. Avoid being late by planning to be where you need to be 10 to 15 minutes early. This way, you leave time for unexpected events that may slow you down. My personal motto is..."Better to be an hour early, than a minute late."
8. Give tomorrow a passing thought.
Each night, before you go to sleep, try to run over, in your mind, what your "tomorrow" will look like. I'm not suggesting that you completely schedule out your day during this thought process, but just give the next day some thought. Maybe briefly glance at your monthly calendar so you'll know what you're up against. You will rest easier and feel more prepared to face the day when you wake.
Let's face it. Adulting is hard and can be filled with menial and monotonous tasks. Get help where you can. If you need help at home, recruit your spouse and children. If you need help at work, find ways to delegate tasks that don't need your full expertise. Feeling that you have to be the task-master of everything will ultimately leave you drained and disorganized. Freeing up your schedule from the small things will leave space for more important work. Ask for help. You may be surprised by who steps up!
10. Let it all fall apart occasionally.
It really is no fun to always be super-organized and scheduled. Take some time to have no schedule and to be open to what the day brings. Be unorganized. Don't do anything productive for a day or two. We, as humans, have a natural tendency to desire order and structure. So while it's nice to let everything go now-and-then, it will leave you craving and appreciative of living an organized life.
Still can't find what you're looking for? then try to create a calendar
, by using our free calendar builder tool. Add an image or a motivational quote if you wish and print.
We also recommend More date and time resources
if you want to try another competitor.
At the end of the day, do you choose paper or electronics? Your choice, I say different strokes for different folks! Do whatever makes you happy. If you're in the paper camp, check out our site for easy to use, minimalistic calendars with lots of room for notes, and start your
May planning today. Get motivated, get organized, and go get 'em!