Last Updated on October 15, 2020 by Latrice
“Transform your life” sounds like such a huge task doesn’t it?
But with some good old decision making, goal setting, and planning, transforming your life can be broken down into a very doable project, or few.
And you can keep track of your transformation goals in a planner.
Below I detail how to transform your life using a planner in 7 steps.
Decide how you’d like to transform your life
“We don’t have as many problems as we have decisions to make.” – You Were Born Rich lecture
When we make decisions, we cut off other choices, get focused on what we want, and channel our energy towards achieving our choices.
When we don’t make decisions, we’ve essentially made the decision to not make a decision and that leads to being all over the place. We don’t know what exactly has to be done, and what we shouldn’t be doing when we don’t limit our choices with solid decisions.
The first step I took to transform my life was to make the decision to transform my life. That’s technically the first decision we make if we do want our lives to change.
The second step was deciding how I wanted my life to transform.
Deciding how you want to transform your life helps you develop goals and plans for the changes you’ll like to see.
Decisions also help your mind get focused on your goals and transformation.
Before you even start shopping for a planner, make the decision you’re going to transform your life, and then write down which decisions you’ve made to transform your life.
Change your decisions into transformation goals and then those goals into daily habits
Once you’ve decided how you’d like to transform you life, determine which goals you should aim for to achieve those transformations.
Turning decisions into goals and then those goals into habits is how you increase your chances of transforming your life to how you want to see it transformed. When we put in this work to plan, we’re making ourselves more mindful of what we’d like to achieve.
When we neglect our decisions and don’t take the time to write out our transformation goals and map out what daily habits we’ll need to have, we lower our chances of achieving them and fall right back into old habits.
How often have you “decided” you were going to achieve a particular goal and within a few months that goal was sitting somewhere gathering dust?
We’ve all seen this happen. New Years Eve rolls around and we’re hyped to make all types of new declarations and changes.
Then by March of that year, our decisions and goals have shriveled up and died only to be revived again in January.
Instead, let’s try something different this year and work through our decisions to transform our lives until they’re solid transformation goals and daily habits.
Choose a planner system that’ll fit your transformation goals
Are you a creative with goals to take your freelance business to a whole new level?
Perhaps you’re a girl boss working a full-time job with hopes of becoming a full time entrepreneur in 6 months?
Or you’re like me and you’ve got body, finance, and location transformation goals on your mind.
Luckily, there are planner systems out there that can help you keep track of the goals you’ve got set for yourself. There’s planner systems with meal planners and fitness trackers, habit trackers, cycle monitors, and even project planners for entrepreneurs.
Do your research. You might also find that a standard planner system will do just fine.
Add your daily habits to a habit tracker
Once you get your planner, make sure you add your daily habits to your habit tracker.
Habit trackers are cool and all, but as I have discovered with myself, they really do not work unless you’re committed to completing those habits daily.
I suggest building a daily practice “studying” your daily habits and reminding yourself of your goals and reasons as to why you want to achieve those goals.
This isn’t a practice that’ll take long either. In the morning, read your list of habits for the day and then read your goals and reasons once. Then go on about your day.
I also find it helpful to use Google Calendar’s goal tracker function. While in the app, select the + sign in the bottom right corner and select “Goal.”
Google has a few goals to choose from. There’s one for Exercise, building a skill, making time for friends and family, saving “me” time, and organizing your life.
Once you add your goal, you can set how often you’ll want to work towards that goal, how long you’ll do the task on those days, and the best time of the day for you to do them. Google can then set reminders for you to get them done. And when you’re done, you can check them off.
But like I’ve set a bit earlier, no habit tracker will keep you on track unless you make a commitment to stick to your transformation goals.
Think about what weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks will help you stay on track
In your planner you’ll also want to schedule which weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks you’ll need to complete to keep you on track with achieving your goals.
These tasks can include:
- Meal planning
- Grocery shopping
- Weekly planning, monthly planning, quarterly planning
- Weekly or monthly weigh-ins and body measuring
- Weekly, monthly, quarterly goal setting
- Weekly, monthly, quarterly review
- Scheduling social media
- Facials, pedicures, manicures, spa treatments, hair appointments
Schedule check-ins and reviews
I’ve had the most success with my goals when I checked-in with myself and did reviews of my progress regularly.
These check-ins and reviews help me keep my transformation goals on my mind and adjust accordingly to stay on track.
Check-ins and reviews are times to reflect on what you’ve been doing and what progress you’re making. You can determine if there are changes you’ll like to make and pat yourself on the back for what work you have been putting in.
Schedule times to review your progress weekly, monthly, and quarterly.
Start by planning your health and wellness transformation goals with my goal planner worksheet
I’ve put together a health and wellness goals planner worksheet to help you identify and plan your health and wellness transformation goals.
With this form you can turn your goals into daily habits and determine when during the day you’ll complete those habits.
Complete the form below to get started on planning your transformation goals.
I’d love to hear how it goes so please feel free to shoot me an email if you’d like to share. 🙂