Get Organized: How to Make a Weekly Plan from Your Annual Goals
Some of you who are using the Joyful Life Planner have asked how to fit your annual goals fit into a weekly plan so today I am showing you my process. Of course you should find a system that works for you but hopefully seeing my plan can give you some ideas.
Each December I make a list of goals that I want to reach for the upcoming year in several areas of my life and I break those goals down into action steps. This year’s goals looked like this:
My Goals for This Year
Goal: Maintain a close spiritual connection to God.
Goals: Lose 30 pounds; tone my arms; feel more energetic.
Goal: Enjoy a vibrant relationship with my husband.
Goal: Maintain a close relationship with each of my children.
Goals: Continue building $1000 emergency fund; pay off medical bills; save additional $3000 this year.
Goal: Enjoy a peaceful and comfortable home.
Goals: Reduce expenses; increase income by 25% by the end of the year.
Each week I review my Annual Goals and Action Steps along with appointments and tasks I need to accomplish in the next seven days and I create a plan. I prefer to use my 5P’s format because it reminds me what is truly most important:
PERSONAL & PASSION categories: Self care items that enable me to reach my Spirit and Body goals, and which enable me to be energized so that I can meet all of my responsibilities.
PEOPLE & PURPOSE categories: Tasks that enable me to develop and maintain relationships with my husband, children and close friends.
PROJECT category: Action steps for financial, home and business goals. I keep this category at the bottom of the page to remind me that self-care and relationships are always more important than my to-do list.
Here’s a peek at my plan for this week:
PERSONAL – (daily habits to keep me healthy and happy)
- morning “Brain Dump” (read more here)
- 30 minute prayer walk
- drink 6-8 glasses of water
- eat protein for breakfast
- write in my gratitude journal
- go to bed by 10 p.m.
PEOPLE – (activities that develop relationship with those I love)
- date with hubby (lunch date at a favorite local cafe)
- dinner out with son
PASSION – (creative and soulful habits that bring me joy and help me connect spiritually)
- art journal daily
- long walk in a park
PURPOSE – (tasks and activities that enable me to fulfill my life purpose)
- (wife) tell my husband a specific reason I love him every day
- (mom) pray daily for my children
- (encourager) coffee date with a friend
PROJECTS – (tasks to take care of our household and my business)
- major declutter session to prepare for our move
- sell books
- pack at least two boxes a day
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