Happy May friends!
We did it! We made it through a full month of quarantine and while things are starting to open up more, we’ll still be staying in as much as we can. But, a pandemic isn’t going to stop me from setting goals, even though my goals don’t look like they did at the beginning of the year, and that’s okay.
Today I’m sharing how I use Powersheets to set intentional goals + I’ll share my goals for the month of May.
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What are Powersheets?
Powersheets are a goal-setting planner that takes away all the guessing when it comes to setting goals. There’s powerful prep work that uses science and psychology to get you ready for goal-setting.
Then, each month you write out your goals and track them on your tending list.
How I use Powersheets to intentionally set goals
Every 3 months you get to do a ‘goal refresh’ which I talked a little about last month. It was so helpful to do in April because so much has changed since January.
I love Powersheets because they help me see the whole picture, not just 2020, but they have me looking ahead, to where I want to be (and who I want to be) when I’m 80. Then I’m able to set goals and do things each day, week, and month that will help me get one step closer to those bigger goals.
I look at where I want to be in the future, and set goals based on my current life situation. I think about why I’m setting that goal, and what mini-goals I can set that will help me reach the end goal. I do all of this in my Powersheets goal planner.
How you can set Intentional goals:
Think big picture
Write your why
Break it down into smaller pieces
Track your goals each month using Powersheets
A quick recap of my April goals:
Before I get into my May goals, I wanted to share how my goals for April went.
April Monthly Goals:
Delight in General Conference — Yes! I found so much peace as I listened to general conference (sort of like a TEDX conference but with spiritual messages).
Support 1-2 local or small businesses — Yes! I bought a print from @thebookscript that I absolutely love!
Create a morning routine for me & Von — YES!!! I’ll be talking about this more later this month, but I signed up for Productivity Bootcamp and I’m getting my schedule, routines, and life in order!
Create a bedtime routine and STICK TO IT! — Honestly, this is still a work in progress, but things are a lot better. And Von is sleeping through the night again (most nights anyway) which is a huge blessing.
Finish Draft 4 — YES! I finished my draft! I did not however send it to anyone to read. I did a read-through last weekend and I started edits this week.
April Weekly Goals
Share a small shop on IG or here on my blog — Mostly yes. By the end of the month, I wasn’t talking about this as much.
Share a spiritual thought on IG or my blog — I definitely fell short on this about midway through April.
Weekly Planning — Another thing I’ll be talking about soon, but this is so important!
Social Media free Sundays — 50% on this one. Still something I want to work on.
April Daily Goals
Write the Word Journal — 26/30 days! Calling that a win. I’m definitely starting to put God first in my life again and it’s so so good.
Morning routine — I was more consistent with this than I have been in the past, especially once I started Productivity Bootcamp
Phone down at 9:00pm — Yes! Most nights!
Write 30 minutes — Um. Nope. But I did finish my book!
May Monthly goals:
Read through draft 4 + start editing — It’s time to make changes to make this book better! I’ve read through my draft and I’ve started editing. Right now my schedule is to edit for 30 minutes a day as soon as Von starts her nap.
Finish Productivity Bootcamp — This is a six-week long course that I bought, I’ve done 3 weeks, so I’ve got 3 left and already it has been lifechanging!!
Send $3000 to savings — Yes, you read that right. And it feels like a lot of money to me too. BUT we are not paying rent (which was $1600 when we lived near Denver to give you an idea) and now my husband is making more and I really, really want our own place! It’s time to save more.
Have a spend free week — Remember how I started a spend free year? Well turns out a global pandemic makes me really anxious and when I’m anxious, I like to shop. So we’re gonna start small, and do just a spend free week to regain some momentum.
Celebrate 5 years of marriage! — Our anniversary was on the 1st!
May Weekly Goals
2 Blog posts — Blogging a huge part of my life, and I’ve been averaging one post a week, but it’s time to do a little more since my schedule allows it! So be on the lookout for more great content!
Weekly Productivity Bootcamp videos — With this course, you watch all of the videos for the week on one day and then spend the next six days implementing!
Implement PBC homework — I gotta show up and do the work for real change to happen!
Track expenses — Because, as I mentioned, I want to save more, but I need to know where our money is going and how much we’ll have left to put into savings (after we put 10% from each check)
Make a weekly budget — Because a month is a long time, and I want to make this something that is bite-size.
Social media free Sundays — Again, I love it, I just need to do it more.
May Daily Goals
Write the Word journal — I love journaling and I love being in God’s word every day
Read scriptures with Von — because I’ve never been consistent with this and I want her to have a firm foundation of faith, and that can start now.
Book edits — Monday – Friday you’ll find me editing for at least 30 minutes a day!
Make dinner — Okay, so I won’t personally be making dinner every day since we live with my in-laws. But we will be having a better schedule this month to help dinner time run more smoothly!
I know that looking at this you might be like “HOLY COW THAT’S A LOT” and maybe it is, but most of the weekly and monthly goals take only a day each week or less than that to do and I spread them out over the month.
I try to be intentional about the goals I set + set goals that I know will motivate me and are things that I could really achieve if I work at it, a little at a time. Which is exactly what I’ll be doing, all month long!