Day 21 - Weekly Check in
Great work this week! We covered a lot of ground together. I shared with you some tips on fixing mistakes and then we built some amazing spaces to organize some fun content areas like books, food, and bucket list.
Topics covered this week
- Day 15 -Meals: Move past simple grocery shopping lists into true MEAL PLANNING. Compiling a list of options that you/your family enjoys over time and pulling them into your weekly planning as your Menu
- Day 16 - People Sphere: The goal with this page layout is to create a diagram that displays the people in your life. The goal is to understand your relationship with each person so you can develop them in a way that will serve you
- Day 17 - Vision Board: A tangible place to put images that represent your goals or intentions! This helps you to visually see them, giving them life, and making them real
- Day 18 - Bucket List: a catch-all page to organize those awesome "Love to do one-day" things
- Day 19 - Books to read/Favorite Authors: I cover two ways of organizing books and authors depending on the type of reader you may be. For the avid reader, a layout that encourages you to write about your favorite books or authors, explaining what made the book great (or not so great). For the less frequent reader, a few examples of "Books I want to Read" pages
- Day 20 - Favorite Quotes: One space to put all the quotes you have accumulated over time. These are awesome to pull into your Month View or Weekly View as a motivational hack!
Many of these are "Nice to have" pages, and by no means should you feel compelled to create all of these. Organically grow into these as you gain more comfortability with the process of keeping things organized and journaling.
Challenge Check In
As your Organization Coach on this 30 Day journey, I would be remiss if I didn't check in on how you are doing with the core areas. I have outlined what those core areas are below, with links to the actual content, and progress prompts. This is YOUR journey - you are defining what is important to you and organizing it so you can accomplish all that is important to you. Take the time to work through these:
- Weekly Tracker:
- As you finish this week, you should have updated the status on the tasks you had. Hopefully several are completed, and for those that aren't you should be marking them to either cancel or move forward
- Has this helped you manage more detailed tasks (then it's right for you) or does this feel like more work than required (then stick with just a month view)?
- Today is a great day to prepare next weeks layout, pulling in all the tasks that needed to be moved forward, new tasks that align to your monthly goals, any events that are critical, weekly meal planning, etc.
- Month View:
- Did you make any updates? Add any new events? Keep the ones planned?
- Monthly Goals:
- Have you been updating your goal diagrams?
- Habit Tracker:
- Are you updating your Habit Tracker? Catch up if you haven't been
- Look at your progress... What areas are you successful? Where are you not successful. Think about this for a little bit. Be honest with yourself and figure out what it will take to course correct - remember these are habits YOU wanted to incorporate into your life
- Future Dates:
- Did you add any dates for events that are happening in months beyond August?
- Update Your Index:
- Keep it current with the pages that you have added this week
Leslie Grossman is the founder of Stitches By Leslie, Inc. and the creator of the patent pending Journal Mate. For more information, reach out firstname.lastname@example.org