It is June and that means we are half way through the year…
How did that happen?!?
In January I decided 2019 would be the year I would invest in myself, addresses challenging areas in my life, and work on reaching some substantial goals, and I choose Cultivate What Matters Powersheets to help me accomplish everything.
I first became introduced to Lara Casey’s message of Cultivating your life much in the same way you would tend a garden in the book Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life. I was so inspired by that book that when I heard about Powersheets I knew I had to try them for a year.
What are PowerSheets?
Powersheets are interactive worksheets for making intentional goals, and an action plan to make your goals a reality. I’ve been using them since January now (a little over 5 months). When I first wrote about them in 6 Ways I am Investing in Myself , I really had no idea what to expect, but after using them for a while I thought I would update you on my thoughts and the progress I’ve made while using Powersheets.
The Cultivate What Matters Goal Planner includes 30+ pages of worksheets (called Prep Work) to help you envision what kind of life you want, what you have, what motivates you and what’s holding you back. The Prep Work digs deep, but helps you uncover truths about yourself so you can overcome your insecutrites to crush your most important goals.
After the Prep Work, the Powersheets also includes monthly worksheets and tending lists to narrow down your big picture goals into actionable steps, and review your progress and lessons learned.
What makes the Powersheets unique is the grace and encouragement that lie within it. While we are motivated to celebrate our successes big and small, we are also encouraged to give ourselves grace when goals don’t go our way. It’s all about progress over perfection!
The Progress I’ve made So Far With Powersheets:
- I FINALLY took control of my health and fitness. I set a goal to lose 40 lbs. I am down 26, and feel great! It has been an amazing journey, and powersheets helped me break down what felt like a huge goal into small actionable steps!
- I cultivated better daily habits of drinking more water, taking multi-vitamins, taking my medicine, exercising, cleaning, blogging and reading for fun.
- I cultivated relationships with family by being more present, and letting them know they are important to me through small thoughtful gestures.
- I strengthened my relationship with my hubby by increasing the time we are spending together and making more of an effort to be present and available when he needs me.
- I am working on my relationships with friends by setting lunch dates with old friends and coffee dates with new friends.
- Sending newsletters to our awesome community is a high priority for me, but I’ve struggled with it, A LOT. I transitioned my email marketing system from Mailchimp to Mailerlite, and now schedule time each week to make sure it gets done, and have found email peace!
- I identified my fears surrounding this blog, and I am working on overcoming them. I started this blog 2 years ago, but let a lot of personal insecurities stand in the way of regular updates.
- I established an evening routine to really focus on my preparing for the next day. It may not seem like much but doing just a few things in the evening helps start the next day off right, and I make most of that fringe time.
- I am making my home a haven, and finally crossing projects off my to-do list that have been lingering there for years! Painting the bathroom, and painting my youngest daughter’s room, were projects I’ve wanted to get done for years, and it felt SO GOOD to get those done.
- I am establishing better systems to promote efficiency and organization. I moved an old desk we had into the living room and created an organized mom commnad center. This has done wonders for my organization and management of paperwork.
ARE POWERSHEETS REALLY WORTH IT?
So obviously, I have accomplished a lot with the help of Powersheets, and I am already planning on purchasing my 2020 Powersheets when they launch in October.
I think Powersheets are totally worth it, IF…
- You make the commitment to use them.
- You are willing to answer tough questions about yourself in order to make positive changes in your life.
- You are willing to give yourself (or learn to give yourself) grace if you don’t accomplish everything on your list.
- You are motivated to achieve your goals.
- You want to find your purpose.