Hello all, as the year is winding down and we get into the final quarter of the year I cant help but look over my goals to assess where I am. Overall I am giving myself a pat on the back because I can see that I am doing rather well. My fitness journey is moving along smoothly because I have been consistently going to the gym and I have even added some Neighborhood running to the mix of things. I am on my debt repayment journey and although slow there has been some positive movement where that is concerned. I am a work in progress where meditation is concerned but I continue to try and quieten my brain whenever the time permits.
I have traveled some and I am also valuing the time that I get to spend with my kids. I havent been as great at reading. Granted I have read more books this year than I did last year but I am not close to being on track with my goal of reading 40 books. in order for me to achieve this goal I realize that I will have to come up with a strategy that will actually work. As a reader I am a lifelong learner so I try to learn from the books that I read. My latest read is “The 7 habits of highly effective people ” by Stephen R Covey and it has a bunch of highly efeffective strategies that I am going to try out. One of them is how to plan out your week. He recommends a method that incorporates your roles, goals, and values that way you are focusing on what’s important to you. So I might have personal development goals that might be associated with my roles as a parent, spouse, leader, and athlete. He recommends planning out my week by identifying time slots that I can allocate towards my different roles. This way I will have a general Idea of what my week will look like and I will potentially have a better chance of sticking to my schedule and not reacting to the busyness of life.
Laying out your plan for the week makes it easier for you to say no to the unimportant things that come up making it easier for you to protect your time and sanity. I will definitely try and start planning out my week this way, if anything I will at least get eefficient use of my planner. I am excited to try out anything to get ne through the Katy four months of the year. I have to read a lot of books and what better way to attempt this feat than top plan out the reading on a weekly basis. I will share hope ur all goes along. How do you all plan out your goals and the tasks associated with achieving those goals? Do you plan the night before or the week before? I hope you have a general strategy that does work for you.
I will continue to share things that I learn as I continue on my path.
With love and gratitude
Dr Fatsani Dogani