Its easy to get distracted when its not written down
I am no saint when it comes to sticking to new things and I regularly will go in with the best intentions but fail to complete my original goal because I didn’t create a structure around it. A structure is really important because it helps you to see whether the goal is actually achievable and it keeps you motivated along the way.
Download my free goal chart
I have designed a really handy chart that you can download and print at home. Stick it to your fridge and that way you will meet that goal. It takes 12 weeks to break a habit so this chart has broken down those 12 weeks in to bite sized chunks – 4 weeks at a time.
Just click the image below to download your preferred colour. Please feel free to share a link to this chart with your friends on Facebook. I can also provide custom charts for clubs or businesses on request.
Write in daily challenges that will help you get to your goal
Each day of the week is represented with a box where you can write in a simple task. When you complete the task you get to put a big fat X through it 🙂 You should also draw a little emoji expressing how you felt overall that day. I found the emojis particularly effective as they helped me understand when I needed more rest, when I needed more activity…etc.
Proof that this chart works
In January I decided to use these charts as a means to improve my running. My goal was to beat my personal best (pb) for running 5km in 12 weeks (27.5 minutes) and to run a 25 minute 5km race in August 2016. I created a simple chart and wrote in daily challenges and got my fitness coaches to help fill in the details so that I could speed up my running. 9 weeks in to the charts I ran a 5km race in 25.30min!! I hadn’t expected to achieve that for 8 months!! The reason I improved so rapidly is because I stuck to my plan and thoroughly enjoyed ticking that box every time I completed an activity! I even got to tick them on days that I rested which highlighted the importance of rest to me too.
Share your experience…
I really enjoy making new thing and sharing my creative journey. If you use these charts please let me know how you get on with them- did you find it useful? Let me know your story to inspire more people to write down their goals and reach them the creative way.