If you use monthly pages in your ring binder (in addition to your daily or weekly pages), do you prefer the monthly pages together in their own section, or embedded within the weeks/ days? I think the answer depends on what you started out with and what you are used to.
In my first ring binder, I used weekly pages with separate monthly pages. When I graduated to my first real Filofax, I started using Filofax inserts which print monthly and weekly pages back to back, which means the monthlies can't be spliced into the weeklies. This is fine with me, because I use monthly pages to plan ahead, so it's more convenient for me to be able to easily flip month to month to see what's coming up.
Later I discovered Franklin Covey, which has its weekly and daily inserts designed to allow monthly pages to be embedded within the weekly or daily pages. This allows the month calendar to be at the start of the month, followed by that month's weekly or daily pages.
This doesn't work for me for a couple of reasons: 1) I don't like to flip through all those pages to see ahead to future months, and 2) I don't like the flow of my weekly pages disrupted by monthly pages. When I turn the week's page, I want to see the following week.
Recently I asked some FC-user friends why they like having the months embedded in the weeks. Most said that was just what they were used to, as long-term FC users. Josh summed it up well by saying the month allows for an easy overview of the upcoming month, and having the months embedded in the weeks presented all the pages in chronological order which works for his brain. This makes sense to me, even if I don't use them that way.
In the US, many bound-book planners have monthly pages embedded within the weeks, so apparently there are a lot of people who feel the same way Josh does.
Do you like your monthly pages embedded within the weeks/ days? Or do you prefer the month pages to be separate in their own section?
And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss/ ask anything ring-binder related!