Friday, 10 January 2014

Goal Setting - Filofax Friday - Week 1

It's Friday already, doesn't it come round quickly or is that just me? Anyway as it is Friday that means that it is Filofax Friday! As you know I have decided to only talk about Filofax related things both on my YouTube channel and this blog on a Friday as I know some of my followers don't dig the whole Filofax or planning thing and that is totally cool and I could talk about it alot too so I though lets just do that on Fridays!

So the first "proper" week of the series this week is looking at goal setting and looking at the types of goals you can set, those being, daily, weekly, monthly, quaterly, yearly and bigger picture. This video took me an age to film and then edit as I wanted to say so much but then though that I wasn't articulating it as well as I should be. It is a subject that I am passionate about but I found it really hard to express it in this video. I hope you enjoy it and it helps in anyway to inspire or motivate you. I do it for the love and to help others so I hope it is just that.

I hope you can find the time to invest in yourself as I know you will reap the rewards afterwards. Just spending a little bit of time to set your course can really help. Trust me! Equally I hope you find the time to do your home work but I understand if you are too busy. I have designed this series to be more like a class with interactive parts too so that you get more benefit from it rather than just listening to me talk.

Remember it is not compulosry, no one will know if you have done it or not. I am just setting prompts / tasks for you to help and motivate you in this series. Pick and choose each week whether you would like to do the homework or not it is entirely up to you! If you ever need to ask or clarify anything with me please do get in touch through any of the social media platforms. Sometimes it takes a while but I do reply to each and every message that is left for me.

1. Think about what types of goals that would like to set for yourself / start working with. Why? How will they help you? If you are a journaler - journal about it. Or why not jot down in your filofax a few inspirational reasons why you want to do this. Writing it down helps to seal it in and give it weight!

2. How will you keep track of your goals and when? Make a promise to invest in some time for yourself to get everything straight and in order. It will be worth it in the end. Diarise some time to go back over and review your goals.

3. Now set yourself some SMART goals. Make a minimum of five as a start. Mix and match from daily, weekly etc or just pick one sort. Your choice. remember they are your goals so they need to be relevant to you and your current situation. You can set more goals if and when your situation changes.

4. Live your life. Go away and live your life and complete your goals. If you have time and want to, why not journal about your accomplishements and how you felt when they were done or not done etc. Knowing how you felt about them will help you for the future and maybe motivate you. Make some time for reflection and evaluation and maybe journal about your goals and achievements.

This week's download contains the diary / to do list pages as show in the video along with some I created with kitty doodles on them for personal size users. The goal setting grid is also in the download as both personal size and A5. You will need software that can 'unzip' the folder to release the files as both pdf and jpeg.  To download the files  week 1 please click here. Please note that the inserts that I am offering as freebies as part of this series are different to the ones that I sell, so if you have already purchased a set of my inserts these are in addition for you. If you haven't purchased any of my inserts and would like to or just have a nose at them you can view them in my Etsy shop here. Please note: These inserts are entirely free and a gift from me and only the inserts provided are free, I say this because I know some people might prefer one of the other designs that I offer but it is only the ones in the freebie set on offer at this time.

Next Week
Next week will be all about Time Management and focusing on being in control of your time as well as scheduling in tasks in priority order and avoiding procrastination!

Thank you for watching / reading folks and enjoy your planning. I hope you like this blog format with the sections above, this is what I am going to do every week from now on so you know there is a section for homework and for the download etc.

Remember your planner will only work for you and help keep you organised and on track if you use it.


  1. I like this blog post! I am a lot scatter brained this time of year and I am using the freebie as a kind of attack plan... I love the homework, yay, it always makes me think and look at things differently, and it reminded me already that I need to buy my tickets to the show. Thank you for offering it.

    1. Hello,I love your youtube channel and I think you are very organized. I was wondering where the link is to the free printables that you are talking about in your vlog? Thanks so much and have a good week.