Each Sunday evening I make a weekly plan to ensure that I am focusing on what is truly most important in my life, rather than just staying busy.
I have used various kinds of calendars, agendas and printable pages, but my current favorite is to hand write my plan. Rather than making a simple to do list (boring!), I like to focus on the things that bring joy and happiness to my life.
I divide my plan into five categories:
PERSONAL-habits that keep me healthy and sane
PEOPLE-activities that promote relationship with the people I love
PROJECTS-priority tasks that I want to focus on this week
PURPOSE-tasks that promote my purpose in life
PASSION-things that I love which enable me to enjoy life
Last week I accomplished most of what was on my list, but had trouble with the 8 glasses of water a day so this week I am adjusting that to 6-8 glasses of water a day.
Mr. Peaceful Mom and I enjoyed a movie night at home, but he said that doesn’t really count as a date so we will see what creative idea we come up with this week.
This week I am continuing with the reminder to speak encouraging words to my family. I can definitely do better in that department.
I am also working on the 10 Minutes A Day Decluttering Challenge by unpacking and organizing our Christmas decorations and other holiday related stuff.
What do you have planned this week? Leave a comment. 🙂
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This is right down my alley! Love this idea and am going to start implementing it asap! Thanks for sharing this! I occasionally assess and write notes on my computer to make sure my focus is where it needs to be but I never thought of actually putting it onto weekly a schedule like this.
Marta Goertzen says
I love this idea. Much better then my scattered to-do-list that seems to go nowhere a lot of the times.
Do you do something similar for your blog? Breaking the purpose section down further? That is where I usually run into trouble the personal to-do and the business to-do/action plan.
The next journal I make will have this format – in fact I will probably deconstruct my personal one and add this section in and get started right away!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Yes, I have a separate list for my blog. You can see my Weekly Blog Planner here: https://thepeacefulmom.com/organize-your-blogging/. 🙂
Marta Goertzen says
Wonderful, thank you!
This is great idea. I tend to be “busy” more than “productive”. This will help! I’m also grateful for the reminder to speak encouraging words . . . this is one that should not be forgotten.
I know exactly what you mean Jamie. It’s easy to do urgent things without getting to the important ones.
Veronica Yepez says
Love this… I write a todo list for a day and nothing ever gets done in one day, this way I’ll have all week and not be rushed.
P.S. I bought a water bottle from Walmart – Cool Gear 32 oz and drink two bottles of water daily which almost equals my 8 eight ounce glasses a day. Hope this helps 🙂
That’s a great idea. My problem is remembering to actually drink it. 🙁