Now that you know what your values and goals are, you can begin planning your week. We’ve all felt that Sunday panic for the week ahead. We’ve all left things until the last minute and then complained at the end of the week about not having enough time. This anxiety and dread usually happens when you go through the week without a plan. If you don’t know what you need to get done and when you’re going to work on it, the chances of it happening are slim and you’ll end up feeling unfocused and flustered. Weekly planning allows for a broader perspective. It’s your opportunity to view your plans with a wider lens and assess your progress and the various options you have to move forward.
Planning your week gives you time and space to figure out how you’re going to fit everything in. Begin by reviewing your values to remind yourself of what matters most. Next, evaluate the past week and see what you were able to accomplish and what needs to be carried over to the new week. Once you’ve written these down, check your master task list to see if there are any tasks you can accomplish from there. Make sure you take the time to complete your Weekly Compass Card to encourage you to take time for your core values. Finally, schedule your “big rocks” to ensure they get done.
As you develop strong weekly planning sessions, your life will have a new sense of purpose. A good weekly plan helps you see past the daily grind to where life’s milestones await.
If you want to see your week at a glance while planning, try our 5 Choices Planner. Its clean design and inspiring quotes will help you make the most of your time and ensure every week is productive.