On this site, I have created a Free planner for you. This is a planner that I’ve created and I’ve been using it to manage my time, my goals, and I truly live by it religiously.
You should have a reminder system to tell you what you need to do and when to do it. I’ve never been a huge fan of the typical school planners because they never have what I needed and too much of the bullshit things I don’t need. (For example, homework assignments haha. Just kidding. Kind of.)
Personally, I get anxiety when I try to remember everything in my head as this is a recipe for disaster, especially when I want to conquer the world and change lives, while still trying to balance my time with my friends and family and being an awkward social butterfly. Rather than continuing on with my mental breakdowns, I’ve started writing everything down on paper that has been stressing me out and then realizing that it’s not so bad after all. I’ve been able to minimize stress, improved the quality of sleep, and was able to be even MORE productive with my time.
To get the best benefit out of my planner, print out 30+ pages of the “Weekly schedule” and “THIS B*TCH GOT GOALS” sheet, punch some binder holes on it and put it in a binder. Schedule out one hour every week to plan for the upcoming week. (I personally do this every Friday night before I go out, or IF I go out) I like to constantly remind myself of what my overall life goals are, then I set my monthly goals, next I plan my weekly goals around that, and lastly I put them in the weekly schedule and actually execute it regardless of the circumstances. Try to fill EVERYTHING and try your best to leave no empty spaces.
BE REALLY SPECIFIC WITH YOUR GOALS. For example, “I want to lose weight” just doesn’t cut it. How MUCH weight do you want to lose? How FAST can you lose it? Do you even know how much you weigh NOW? Take some measurements and snap some progress photos while you’re at it.
So let’s do this together. I started at 200lbs at 45% body fat in April 2012.
My goal was to lose 60lbs in one year. Hmm, I think I can lose 5-10lbs the first few months, and then probably 2-5lbs once my weight is lower.
There. That should do it. Or at least a good place to start. Now onto the hard part, WHAT do I need to do to get from 200lbs to 190lbs? Plan accordingly based on your schedule. 10lbs in 4 weeks, means 2.5lbs a week; THAT’S NOT SO BAD and it TOTALLY seems realistic and doable. You know you have to hit the gym at least 3-5 times a week because you know there’s no magic pill for the weight to come off. You know you have to clean up your diet, so you’ll probably have to go grocery shopping and make time to cook your delicious meals. You know you have to cut back on the partying and drinking on the weekends. There’s a lot of factors that come in to play, but hopefully you get the jist of it.
This is a GREAT start: to get fit, to lose weight, to tone up, to get stronger, to BUILD A BUSINESS (which is what I use it for), to just get your life together and minimize anxiety. I hope this planner treats you well! Download Planner here...