If you've set some new goals for yourself for the coming year- good for you! But it's not enough to declare your goals- you have to have a daily and weekly plan of action if you hope to achieve them! Which is why I've created these daily goals and weekly goals tracking sheets for you to use as part of my 3-part series on goal setting as a kick start on your path to get organized!
The first post in this series helped you to create a gratitude list to celebrate where you’ve been and nudge you to start thinking about where you want to go next.
The second post in this series focused on completing a goal setting worksheet which allows you to define your goals and set up an action plan to start achieving them. So now that we've completed the first two steps- let's take those goals and break them down into daily and weekly “bites”.
Daily Goals Tracking
Daily Food Diary
The first section of the daily goals tracking sheet is a place for a daily food diary. Because whether your goal involves a diet, a change in eating habits, or even just a plan to eat mindfully (and cut back on snacking and junk food) the place to start is to write down everything you eat for the day.
Simply knowing that you’ll be recording your actions is enough to entice most people to make better choices, whether we realize it or not. Calorie counting certainly provides this, and is likely the reason so many people swear by it. But you get this benefit and more from keeping a food journal instead. Dayra Rose from Summer Tomato.com
As Dayra mentions- just get into the practice of recording the details of what you eat, and don't worry about assigning calorie counts, fat grams, or carb totals to each item. (Note: yes- there are fantastic food tracking apps available, but pulling all of your daily goals tracking together in one place makes it a much more effective tool that you will stick with!)
Daily Goals Checklist
Look at the goals you've created for yourself on your goal setting worksheet– and pull out the ones that you intend to do every day (or at least most days of the week).
For example- reading for 20 minutes a day at least 4 days a week is one of my goals so I am going to add that to my daily tracking sheet. I am also going to add my mediation goal, my goal to take one picture every day, and my goal to make sure I follow my nighttime routines of brushing teeth and washing my face (which I too often skip while collapsing from exhaustion at bedtime).
Now I have a place to check off each one of the daily goals that I want to achieve, and thereby hopefully turning these goals into ongoing habits.
I included a place where I can spend a few moments reflecting on how I am doing on this daily goals journey- do I feel successful in achieving them? Does that success lead to my happiness? (If not- what is the point of sticking with these goals?) I try to use this section to clear my mind and re-set my intentions to continue my focus. (And this is not the place to beat myself up if I had a day where I didn't stay committed!)
Weekly Goals Tracking
Other goals that you created in your goal setting worksheet are likely more long-term-project types of goals. Mine includes specific income goals for my blog and cabi businesses, as well as a relationship goal of planning monthly dates with my husband.
Over on the goal setting worksheet I listed 3 steps that I need to take to get started on each of those goals. But if I really want to achieve these big goals then I need to be thinking about them and working towards them every single week. On this weekly goals tracker, I list each of my long-term goals and then list 2 steps that I will take this week to work towards the end game of meeting each of those goals. Steady progress and attention is the key!
It helps if you have “the right tools for the job”! Busy Moms need a great calendar or planning system (you can find my favs here ) and an efficient command center to keep things running smoothly for the whole family! You can find more great resources for busy Moms over on my Amazon influencer page !
Want to Print Your Own Daily Goals Tracker and Weekly Goals Tracker?
If you'd like to print copies of these goal tracking worksheets, simply sign up below to join the MomOf6 Busy Moms Community and you'll be directed to a thank you page with download instructions.
I've provided both 8×10 sized sheets that you can place in a pretty 3-ring binder (like this one) , as well as smaller half-sized sheets (which are the ones I like to use) which can be pasted into a lovely spiral journal (like this one) using roller adhesive .
Looking to Get More Organized This Year?
- Best Family Calendars – whether you prefer electronic, paper, or wall calendar- these are the best ones of the year!
- Best Planners for Moms – a family calendar can help you organize your schedule and your time- but a planner can help to make sure that you are giving your life purpose!
- 15 Fantastic Command Centers to Help Busy Moms Stay Organized
- 20 Organized Kids Bedroom Ideas
- 10 Organized Laundry Room Ideas
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It's a free series of 10 weekly emails that can help you put some organization back in your life and help you to create room for all of those things that you'd like to be doing- whether that's making time to celebrate the little things with your family or carving out some space for yourself. Busy Moms Boot Camp can help you to move from chaos to organized! Simply sign up below to get started!
I would love to hear what's on your gratitude list this year! Please leave a comment and let me know!