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How to Set Up Weekly Goals and Actually Achieve Them (+a free printable!)

During the last year, my schedule got really busy as I had (and still have) a lot of projects going on at once.

Keeping up with all my goals became incredibly hard, but I found the way to deal with them.

In this blog post, I’m sharing with you my tips on how to plan your weeks right and achieve your goals.

start planning on Sunday

Mondays are haaard… and I hate to start anything on Mondays. Especially when it comes to planning and setting goals.

And I noticed that Sundays are perfect for getting into the mood for the new week, writing the tasks in my planner, and overall preparing.

For me, Sunday is a more relaxed and work-free day than the other ones. So, I have more time and inspiration to think about my goals.

Every Sunday, start planning your week and each day. So that on Monday you have a good plan and can be more productive.

Related: 50 self-care ideas for a bad day


Turn your goal into a task that must be done. If a person wants something very much, they’ll definitely find a way to make it happen.

Treat your dreams and goals as if they are completely possible and turn them into a task that you can get done.

Write down everything you would like to do, to have, to be. Think about how you can achieve it. I’m not even afraid to say this – overthink all the possible ways to get this.

Write down your strategies, how you plan on achieving it.

It works really well with both life goals and small weekly goals.

The key to success is to think of every dream and goal you have, no matter how big or small they are, as another task that you can do, that there’s no way you won’t get it. Plan your every goal.

How to set up weekly goals and actually achieve them (+a free printable!) - My Vivid Life
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small steps

The task may be big, break it into some smaller tasks.

For example, you may want to read a whole 400-page book in one a week ( i don’t know who may have such goal, but I’m awe-inspired by people like that).

The book is huge and the day is short. Count the number of chapters and divide it by the number of days you want to read it. Plan what chapters you’re gonna read on which day.

You can do anything without much stress if you do it by smaller steps. It’s like puzzles. The picture is big, but it’s completed by small parts. Decide which parts you can do next, and be consistent about your goal.

plan plan plan!

Get some help from your planner or Bullet Journal. Make more complicated to-do lists with a lot of details to help you set up some goals and tasks.

Get your creative juices flowing when planning your weeks if your soul desires it. Because for me, simple to-do lists no longer work, I love to make them prettyyy! That what helps me to get some inspiration.

And if you want to make your lists cuter too but don’t know how I have created gorgeous planner sheets for you!

The freebie that I promised at the beginning consists of 2 sheets. One has 2 lists where you can write down all your goals and tasks for the following week.

With the help of the other one, you can plan each day of the week in detail. It is neat, well-organized, and pretty!

Download it now, print, and plan your next amazing week!

How to set up weekly goals and actually achieve them (+a free printable!) - My Vivid Life

Download it here!

Got your planner? Cool! We’re moving on!

get a habit tracker

If your goal (let’s call it a task now) requires you to be regular about it or consistent, a habit tracker can help you.

If you don’t know much about it, a habit tracker helps you to track your progress working on something. It can be working out every day, reading, meditating, writing, anything.

My habit tracker looks like this:

How to set up weekly goals and actually achieve them (+a free printable!) - My Vivid Life

It can really help you in achieving your goals, as it focuses on consistency.

you can make it!

Don’t be too hard on yourself. While productivity is a great thing, don’t forget to work on the other parts of your life, not only the goal.

Don’t forget to give yourself some rest after working hard and get a small reward. Encourage yourself to get the work done.

And remember, self-discipline is your friend in success. While procrastination delays it. But actually, it can be healthy from time to time to not go crazy from work and stress. Just know the healthy balance and it’ll be awesome!

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How to set up weekly goals and actually achieve them (+a free printable!) - My Vivid Life
How to set up weekly goals and actually achieve them (+a free printable!) - My Vivid Life

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  1. Really great tips! My favorite one is planning on sundays. Usually on sundays I am just so tired, and don’t plan anything, and because of that the whole week just goes by. Thank you for your printable! This week I will make it my goal to use it to plan my whole week on sunday!

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you liked it!

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