Being organized helps you to live your true priorities!
My favorite way to stay organized is to 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 lots of different planners, but I am currently hand-writing my plan each week just because it makes me happy.
I divide my plan into five categories:
PERSONAL- habits that keep me healthy and happy
PEOPLE– activities that promote relationship with the people I love
PURPOSE– tasks that enable me to fulfill my purpose in life
PASSION– activities and experiences which enable me to enjoy life
PROJECTS– priority tasks that need to be finished this week
You can see last week’s plan here. I was super happy to get my new hardbound art journal for this year. You can see my first pages here. I am definitely not an artist, but I really enjoy trying.
My 15 year old also passed the test to get her learner’s permit, so I now have two “almost” drivers in the house–yikes! I was able to finish everything on my weekly plan for last week except for the family newsletter. 🙁 At this rate, it will be a Valentine’s Day letter.
This week I am focusing on hope. There are several things that I would like to see happen for our family that have not come to pass yet. I will be praying for them this week and encouraging myself with one of my favorite Bible verses: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:11-13). It may take a while, but I am not giving up.
I will also try to have special individual time with each child this week. I’ll report back next week. 🙂
As a gift to my readers, you can now print your own customizable Weekly Plan! Click here and “like” The Peaceful Mom on Facebook to access the download link.
Click the link and type in your info for the week. Once you are done, right click the form to print and check off each task as you complete it.
(You can see all of the FREE printable planners I have available here.)
What do you have planned this week? Leave a comment.
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When you have dates with the kiddos……what do you do??
It depends on the child. My son likes driving and donuts. He gets to practice his skills and end the night with his favorite food! All of the kids enjoy ice cream so sometimes we will window shop or actually shop for something they need and then go out for an ice cream cone. I also take them to a local park for a walk or we may have lunch somewhere with a coupon. We don’t spend a lot of money, but it gives me time to focus on them individually.
Maureen R. says
I love your journal, and it’s also really good art, so don’t put yourself down. 🙂
Thanks Maureen. My sister is a professional artist, so I have a lot to live up to–LOL!
Your weekly plan always inspires me. I just recently read your art journal post and I LOVE the idea. The fact that it’s a journal allows one to not be great at art, but still have permission to create!
Yes, I definitely feel permission to create even though I am not an artist. 🙂
I have listed out my goals for next week here:
Thanks for encouraging people to make goals!
Kim, I would like to “Thank-you” for all your wonderful planners. I have used them in so many different ways. The monthly menu planner, weekend meal planner, pantry list and shopping list. I recently introduced the One Year Planner to a young family I am working with. Along with monthly budgeting, I had them fill in all the upcoming birthdays, grad parties, weddings, etc for the year. This planner was quite an eye opener to them! The family hadn’t stopped to add up all the gifts they purchase through out the year. They were able to see an event they want to do in Dec, that requires tickets to be purchased in August. Thank you for all your hard work!
Thank you so much for letting me know Zoey. That is a brilliant way to use the One Year Planner!