Kicking Goals: How To Plan For A Killer Week
It’s Sunday night, your New Year’s resolutions are in full swing (kind of) and you’ve got every intention to kick some serious ass for the week ahead, but there’s just one problem...you don’t know where to start.
Have you found yourself saying 'I just don't have enough time' or 'I wish I had more time' more often than you'd like to admit? I know we have! There just never seems to be enough hours in the day for all the things we want to achieve in our busy lives! And on top of trying to maintain a social life, visit family, eat well, study hard whilst having a list of tasks and to-do's constantly swirling around your head can be pretty overwhelming.
If you’re feeling a little swamped and looking to get organised AF, maximise your potential and make the most out of your week, then look no further - you’re in the right place.
Are you ready to crush those goals for good?
Get out those cute weekly planners we all purchased on January 1 and gather round because we’ve got some serious tips and tricks that we’re confident will set you up for a KILLER week ahead.
LEARN TO PRIORITISE.
From only just making that deadline to running late for that morning meeting or checking off the 100th thing on your to-do list, we understand life gets chaotic. Learning to prioritise your time can be the most beneficial skill you acquire this year. To get you started, you’ll want to schedule your time. Begin by listing all the tasks you have on your plate for the week. Then, you’ll need to prioritise your tasks by ranking them in order of importance. This will ensure you nail every impending deadline before it’s due.
Don’t underestimate the power of the Reminders App on your iPhone either. It automatically prioritises your tasks in order of highest importance with the choice to colour-code select items. I know, your inner OCD is thanking you right now and boy will your calendar look pretty.
REFLECTION, REFLECTION, REFLECTION.
Before you can look forward to the week ahead, the golden rule is to reflect on the week that was! This is your opportunity to look back on the work you accomplished and seek out the remaining tasks lingering on your to-do list.
Be sure to also use this time to celebrate your successes from the week, because girl you deserve it! No matter how small a victory, always allow yourself time to celebrate what you’ve achieved. This will also set yourself up with a feel-good vibe for the following week!
USE YOUR WEEKEND TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
When Friday rolls around all we can seem to think about is clocking off early and hitting the beach. But when it comes to planning, using this time to your advantage could be the make or break between you finally getting that promotion as well as your window of opportunity to getting ahead (umm, yes pls). Whether it’s sacrificing an hour or two on a Sunday to get a better grasp on your workload, you’ll be forever grateful come Monday morning. Say hello to stress less starts and goodbye panic mode!
PLAN YOUR WEEK BY SCHEDULING YOUR DAYS.
A blank calendar can feel pretty overwhelming at first. However, once you get into the habit of planning in advance, it’s going to get much easier. To help you out with this final stage, we’ve got a few handy tips to keep in mind:
- Create weekday themes.
Creating a solid foundation based on themes for each day will allow you to handle specific tasks on certain days so you can always anticipate the kinds of things you’ll be working on. For example, Monday could be ‘Admin Day,’ with Tuesday being ‘Client Day,’ followed by ‘Project Management’ for a Wednesday and so on.
- Blocking off your time for better time management.
Next, you’ll need to estimate how long a task will take you to accomplish and block it off in your calendar. Sounds super simple, but this little trick will have you reaping all kinds of benefits. Be mindful to also allow yourself some buffer room for times when tasks run over. While you’re at it be sure to block out an hour of your day to squeeze in some exercise, or better yet just 18 minutes! Our FitazFK Programs pack a serious punch and only require 18 minutes of your day to complete!
UTILISING YOUR POWER HOUR.
Finally, finding that sweet spot or ‘power-hour’ where you know you’ll be most productive is where you’re going to want to schedule in those tougher tasks or more pressing matters. Whether you’re most productive in the morning or afternoon, mapping out your day according to you productivity zone will make all the difference.
Keeping our FitazFK approved tips for a killer week in mind, the important thing to remember is not to beat yourself up if you don’t finish all you set out to achieve. The reality is, some weeks are busier than others and LIFE just gets in the way. And that is A - OKAY! There’s always going to be another opportunity to reset, regroup and re-plan!
And lastly, make sure you also plan time for self-care while you’re organising all of your work tasks. If you want to keep your health in check (which we highly recommend you do) it’s important to schedule in your biggest priority task - YOU.
So, make a regular appointment for self-care with yourself and do not cancel it. Whether it’s your ‘self-care Sunday’ routine of face masks and margaritas or going for a jog along the river to clear your mind, taking some time for yourself is going to help you have a better week every. single. time.