As promised from my last post, here is my 2018 Planning/Goal Planning routine! This routine is inspired by the youtuber Kalyn Nicholson from her “Plan With Me” video (I highly recommend watching this!)
To start off, I bought a new notebook from Michael’s (that matched my planner of course!) This notebook’s sole purpose is for goal planning only.
In Kalyn Nicholson’s video, she used the first page in her notebook to write her “Resolutions, Goals, and Priorities”. She made the point that resolutions and goals and different in the fact that resolutions are more so habits we are trying to install into our everyday lives whereas goals are something we reach once and then they’re over. This is why it’s important to separate each of these. My page looks a little something like this:
I listed my goals on the next page since there are quite a few! I created this page on January 1st before I made my full routine, so this was just a few things!
After creating this page, I’ll admit I had no idea where to go with it. Honestly- all of January consisted of me installing a few healthy habits into my life; which was helpful and a good start, but didn’t really correlate to any of my actual goals.
Now that February has started, I have worked out a goal plan routine that ties everything together perfectly!
How to Goal Plan Like a #GirlBoss :
Step 1: List Your Priorities
Pick 3 things that you really want to focus on this year. What big projects do you have? What needs improvement? For me I chose Education, Career, and Health.
Step 2: List Your Goals
After listing your 3 major priorities, make a list of goals for each priority. If your priority is health, the maybe some goals would be to workout 5 times a week, or make the change to go vegan or vegetarian. If your priority is education, getting a 4.0 gpa could be one of your goals. List as many as you can, and be specific!
Step 3: Make Your Resolutions
Think: what things could you do daily that would help you reach your goals? Try to find one resolution to fit each goal. If your goal for health is to wake up energized each morning, make a resolution to go to bed by 10pm every night, or get 8 hours of sleep.
I chose 5 resolutions for each category. If you saw my last post which I’ll link here, I showed my 2018 goal planner, which includes a habit tracker!
This is the key tool to goal planning success- track everything and hold yourself accountable! See visually what things are working for you, and what things you’re slacking on. You can find habit trackers anywhere online to print off or you can easily make your own. Coincidentally, there’s 15 spots on this habit tracker, so I split it off into 3 sections of 5 to split up the resolutions for each of my 3 priorities. In addition to this, I also used different colored highlighters to help me better separate the categories.
This system has helped me accomplish so much in the past few weeks, and I’m so excited to continue shaping this routine and my goals. I hope this post was helpful in leading you towards personal growth and success!