How to create a personalised plan

Learn how to make a personalised plan and take over the world

12/01/2018

I’m sure all of us have, at some point, made an oath to become a better person in some way or another; especially at the beginning of the year. Change doesn’t just happen overnight, or even within a week; it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. So how do you ensure that you change for the better?

 

This is where creating a personalised plan can really help to keep you on track with your goals. Setting little daily, weekly or monthly tasks can keep you motivated to achieve the longer term goals that you hope to accomplish in your life.

Step 1a: Review the goals you have for the year ahead
Write down a list of everything you want to achieve in the year.
For example
This year I want:

  • to move house
  • to learn a new language
  • to get a new job
  • to run a 10k race for charity

Step 1b: Review your longer term goals

Write down a list of everything you want to achieve in your life, or in the next 5 or 10 years.

For example

In 10 years I want:

  • to become an Events Manager
  • to own a house
  • to have travelled to many different countries

Focusing on what you want to achieve/do/see in the year, and in the future, can really help you establish what tasks to set and when. Organising your yearly goals in this way will help you accomplish them sooner; rather than thinking that you’ll do them one day, the plan forces you to do them today.

 

Step 2: Transform your list
Create a table with the months of the year and your goals, which you can split into different categories, such as personal goals, work goals and health goals.

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

Personal goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Fill in the table

Fill in the table with realistic monthly accomplishments that you can achieve (nothing too big) in order to get to your end goal. For example, moving house and learning a new language would count as personal goals; getting a new job would count as a work goal; and running a 10k race would count as a health goal.

 

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

Personal goals

Save money for a deposit (£500 a month)

Start to learn French

 

Look for flats

Attend flat viewings

Move into new flat!

Work goals

Finish off all big projects at current job

Review and update CV and cover letter

Apply for new jobs

Attend job interviews

 

Start new job!

Health goals

Dry January (no alcohol all month)

Eat healthy food only

Start jogging

Sign up for 10k run for charity + be able to run 5k

Get donations for run + be able to run 10k

Take part in a 10k run!

 

Step 4: Stick and tick

Stick to your tasks and make sure you complete them within the time limit set. If it helps, break down the month and make weekly plans.
As the months roll by, you can tick (or highlight) everything that you have achieved/completed, this feeling of accomplishment will motivate you to keep achieving your weekly and monthly tasks – which in turn will help you achieve your yearly goals.

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

Personal goals

Save money for a deposit (£500 a month). Start to learn French

 

Look for flats

Attend flat viewings

Move into new flat!

Work goals

Finish off all big projects at work

Review and update CV and cover letter

Apply for new jobs

Attend job interviews

 

Start new job!

Health goals

Dry January (no alcohol all month)

Eat healthy food only

Start jogging

Sign up for 10k run for charity + be able to run 5k

Get donation for run + be able to run 10k

Take part in a 10k run

Now you are invincible; don't let anyone tell you that you can't... because you just did!