My monthly planning process includes the following steps:
1. Check future planning calendar and transfer all dates, appointments, and events to my monthly spread.
2. List all tasks and projects that need to be completed this month. Some of them may be a rollover from the previous month if they were not completed. (Please see my project planning process to get an idea of how I decide what projects to work on each month.)
3. Break down my projects based on the week that I think I can work on them.
4. Schedule recurring task flags.