In the past I have had between 3-8 life areas, but this year I have just 4 (in no particular order):
- Health and fitness (for which, read ‘running’ essentially!)
- Run 15-20 miles per week
- Keep weight between 9 stones and 9 stones 4lb
- Maintain core strength and shoulder stability
Likewise, ‘Writing’ has three projects, though I suppose they all come under the overall goal of ‘getting published’ – finish and edit book 5; Kindle-publish ‘Faultlines’; script-write ‘3a’ (which makes sense to me).
Anyway, I have now set up the navy Portland in a way that makes sense to me. Here goes!
Plastic protective sheet
Quote from ‘Inception’
Annual Plans sheet
4x Quarterly plans sheets (grey paper)
Life area 1: Writing – project outline
Life area 1: Writing – projects to next action sheets
Life area 2: Chimwemwe – goals/projects outlines
Life area 2: Chimwemwe – projects to next action sheets
Life are 3: Health and Fitness (aka ‘running’) – goals sheet
Life area 3: Health and Fitness (aka ‘running’) – milestones sheet
Life area 4: Relaxation – projects/goals sheet
Life area 4: Relaxation – ‘finishing the Morris Quilt plans’
Lined cotton cream paper for reviews/extra notes space
Grey lined paper for quarterly review notes
Monthly sheets for 2014 (see previous post for details)
Weekly sheets for 2014 (see previous post for details)
Currently nothing, though review sheets (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual) will probably go in here
In more detail
Behind divider 1:
All of the pages are cotton cream except for the quarterly plans ones (which are on grey so I can find them more easily). I was going to use different coloured paper for each life area and indeed pulled out all the coloured paper I have, then decided it would all clash horribly, so changed to cotton cream with washi tape to code the life area.
The first page is a summary page and lists the (current) goals for the year in each area. There is washi tape at the side to indicate the code for that life area.
|Quarterly goals (Q1)|
|Quarterly goals (Q2) still to be completed|
|Writing goals/project summary|
|One of the project sheets for 'writing'|
|Summary sheet for 'Chimwemwe'|
|Health and Fitness|
|Milestones rather than next actions|
|List of things to do to complete the quilt|
You’ve seen this in the last post, but on these monthly sheets I note any birthdays for the month, any ‘to do’ for the month (things I have to do that month that are unrelated to any of the life-areas/projects e.g. renew car insurance; send card and present to x etc.) and now I have written in, for the first quarter at least, the next actions/milestones for the projects, colour-coded to the life-area.
Behind divider 3:
The weekly sheets. Again, you have seen these in the last post and these are lists of ‘things to do this week’ broken down into ‘to do’ and ‘next actions’ and the next actions are colour-coded to life-area.
This post will get huge if I try to explain my ‘system’ for how all this works on a day to day basis – I’ll cover that in the next post!