I've been in a bit of a funk lately. And by lately I mean probably somewhere around the last six months. Even though I find I am constantly busying myself with one thing or the next, I haven't felt like I have actually been in a forward moving motion for a long time. In fact I've felt pretty stagnant and I know that means that I need to really sit down and evaluate a few things. Ideas are starting to take shape but I will save that for another day.
One of the issues I have had lately is that I am a list-maker (if I don't have a to-list to follow everyday i am likely to not do anything at all). However, and this is where the issue part comes in, sometimes that list is so long and so daunting and filled with so many things from so many different areas of my life, that this tried and true method stops working for me. Thus the list grows and grows as I stare at it blindly and the words jumble and spin on the page. My to-do lists lately are pages long. Filled with various goals ranging from mundane and repetitive tasks, to huge long-reaching, huge time-investment goals. I've realized lately that these lists are obviously counter-productive. I can't reference lists where 'learn html coding' is right underneath 'make the beds.' So I decided a good first step is to take the time to sit down to prioritize and organize my goals. To do so I made these hand-dandy (i hope!) goal sheets.
There are three goals sheets in each set (there are two sets: one with profanity because I think I need a little foul language to get me moving right now. and one that is rated PG for those who aren't motivated by cussing at themselves).
The first sheet is a goal worksheet to work on up to three goals from your giant to-do list to start with. So figure those out first (prioritize where you want to start). And then decide what steps you need to take to reach the goal/s. Finally break those steps down into simple actions. So using 'learn html coding' for the example goal to begin with - the steps could be: take a class, read books, watch youtube video's, subscribe to online series, etc.. And the actions can be to pick one of those steps such as: research books - order a book - read chapter one of book. Break it down into teeny tiny babysteps. You can download the write that shit down version here. Or you can download the more friendly small steps everyday version here.
The other two sheets are daily/weekly to-do charts for post-it notes so you can write new goals daily/weekly and pull them off as you go along (i found the idea here).
For the weekly you can post 5 big steps to take for the week and do one each day. get that shit done version here. small steps everyday version here.