When it comes to my wellness goals, getting organized daily with specific systems has been absolute KEY!
For years, I felt like the more I could jam onto a to-do list + cross things off, the more successful I was.
Yeah… totally didn’t work.
I feel like our society has been brought up in a time that glorifies being “busy,” no matter what that includes.
For me, I found myself adding so many low-level tasks. Small items that I was comfortable doing…. laundry, cleaning, answering simple e-mails, social media posts, etc.
Yes, those small tasks have to be done at some point. But, they will almost always get done without us writing them down religiously!
We tend to sprinkle in the tasks that matter. But, somehow we just end up carrying them over to the next day, “oh darn… I will get to that tomorrow. I feel good though, because I got through 15 other tasks on my list!“
We often do this to have the allusion of being productive. Probably, because we are avoiding tasks that are going to get us closer to our personal and professional goals.
So, I started to take those smaller tasks off my list +, instead, focused on the tasks I kept avoiding.
I created this focused daily planner printable for you guys to get more organized, while ALSO moving closer + closer to your goals every day!
Focused Daily Planner Printable
When creating this focused daily planner printable, I had 3 things in mind:
- Keep it clean + simple
- Stick to short, meaningful lists that are doable
- Include to-do’s that push us to reach our life goals
I chose to break the focused daily planner printable down into sections and keep it on one page. To be honest, any more space + you would reach the area of over-plannning + setting yourself up for failure.
Setting this focused daily planner printable up this way helps you not only stay on top of your wellness goals, but also your personal and professional goals.
Becoming a healthier person not only requires you to get your diet in check + knock out workouts during the week. But, it also requires you to feel inspired + fulfilled each day.
That includes finding time to go after non-wellness goals, which will bring you happiness.
Having your mindset in check DIRECTLY affects how you eat + exercise. The more stressed out + anxious we are, the more our wellness motivation dies down + willpower goes down the drain.
Here, you can write an affirmation that you will look back on + repeat throughout the day. Having daily affirmations helps you stay in the right mindset + create the reality that you want to have!
Some examples of affirmations you can use on this section of the focused daily planner printable:
- By allowing myself to be happy, I inspire others to be happy, too.
- I look at the world around me and I see so many positive things that make me feel joy.
- Simple things in life give me so much joy.
- I am confident because I know my uniqueness is a gift to the world.
- I love to see the good in others and attract positive people.
- I choose to be proud of myself and my choices.
- All experiences, positive and negative, teach me valuable lessons.
- My work environment is peaceful and relaxing.
You can also use this space for positive + uplifting quotes, if that’s your jam!
- Related: HOW TO DEVELOP A POSITIVE MINDSET
This area of the focused daily planner printable is for everyday tasks like laundry, cleaning, organizing, making appointments, etc. But, like I mentioned in the opening of this post, I do NOT recommend putting tasks that have become habits for you. Instead, focus on tasks that you tend to avoid + keep pushing off.
For example, I don’t need reminders to do laundry because I through in one load a day. Also, I clean my kitchen before bed (most days) + pick up my house each day. So, these are not tasks I would add to this list.
But, I typically put off tasks like: ironing, organizing drawers + cabinets, cleaning out my car, making appointments, purchasing gifts for people, etc. So, these are things I would add to the list.
I find this section simple + mundane, but important. Why? When you get personal tasks done you typically put off, you feel more productive (because you are!) + your environment is usually less chaotic.
TIP: Focus on small tasks related to thing you need to do. For example, I would not add “organize basement” to the list. Instead, choose one area of your basement, “Organize the basement laundry area.” Tackle pieces of your tasks + they will add up over time!
This focused daily planner printable section is supppppppper important! Goal-oriented tasks are anything that is going to push you closer towards reaching BIG goals you aspire to complete. These could be related to your health, relationships, business… really, anything in life you wish to complete!
Just like the tip I gave for personal tasks, I suggest choosing really small tasks that slowly push you towards reaching your goals. That is where you will see results!
It’s important to remember that action of any form related to your goals is the ONLY way you are going to be successful! So, being laser focused + mindful of what you will do each day related to your goals can be a life-changing habit.
TIP: It might be helpful to assign each checkbox/line in this section to a category of your life where you have goals. For example, health + fitness, professional, mental wellness.
- Health + Fitness
- Mental Wellness
- Fun + Recreation
The fitness planning section on your focused daily planner printable is valuable because most of us need accountability if we are going to fit in a workout each day.
This category is broken up into 3 sections:
1. TIME/PLACE: Writing down exactly where + when your workout will take place will increase the chances you will go through with it because it is now on your schedule. Better yet, after choosing a time, ask someone to meet you there for accountability!
2. WORKOUT DETAILS: Write down the body part(s) you are exercising today, the exercises you will complete, equipment you will need, etc. Use this section to get clear about your workout so there are less decisions to make when it comes time to exercise!
3. COMPLETED: This gives you a space to check off that you completed your workout. Seems simple. But, checking off this box can be so self-satisfying!! It’s another form of accountability.
Just like your workout, writing down a plan for your meals each day will help you stay on-track with your wellness goals. It is another way of making choices ahead of time so there is less decision making throughout the day.
This focused daily planner printable gives you room to plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner, + your snacks!
Completing this will help you choose to make your own meals more often rather than buying out (+ usually eating more/worse).
TIP: Check off each section you stick to at the end of the day to visually see your progress with eating healthy throughout the week!