Updated: May 30, 2019
Summer might not be the time you're thinking about goal setting, but don't let it get away from you. Use these strategies to make the most of those long summer days & nights!
Typically, my summer starts off with a bang (productivity-wise). For a few weeks, I can keep up my routine of waking early, working out, eating well, etc. But then, slowly but surely, I lose it. My days start later, I take more days "off" and before I know it, it's August and I'm running around like a crazy person to get things organized and ready for the school year.
Not this year, friends! This year, I am going to be more intentional about my goals. Recently, a friend, who is super productive and never seems stressed (bless) shared her summer goal chart with me. I've included a PDF below in case you want to use it! I think this chart can be a real game-changer in terms of prioritizing multiple areas of your life and feeling more accomplished in each. The visualization of everything I'd like to accomplish (personally & professionally) helps me be mindful and logical about what I can actually get done.
Here's how the process works. You break your summer into parts: before July 4th and after July 4th. Then chart out the goals you want to accomplish based on categories. I did this process with my partner, because so much of what we do depends on one another. Our categories included: work, life, and house (see the visual below).
We didn't add too much to the second half of our summer goal sheet, post-July 4th, because we plan to check in on our progress and adjust as needed.
Here's a PDF you can print out or use to recreate your own summer goal list: