I mentioned before in my last depressing post that I was going to try a new method to sabotage my self-sabotaging ways!
Here it is……My Weekly Planner.
Admittedly its nothing special. It’s just a normal 7 day table for my daily activities, but the way I use it helps me a lot.
I sit down at the end of the week (friday for me) for around 30mins and plan the activities for the following week. My targets and goals with a day-to-day breakdown. I try to keep things as minimal and easy as possible i.e if I can memorise 1 page per day, I wont write that on the planner. I’ll write the minimum amount like 1/4 of a page instead. This helps me make sure I can manage it. I write down the ayaat I’d like to memorise for each day and anything else I’d like to plan from revision to cleaning.
Then, first thing every morning, I re-write the targets for that specific day in the section below. This acts like a reminder and a re-affirmation of what I’m supposed to be doing. Maasha Allaah it really seems helps me stay on track.
Then, at the end of the day I check if everything has been done and finish it off with a satisfying tick in the little box and that’s it!
I printed one for the children too so they can plan what they’d like to do for the week.
It seems to be working, I pray that it does. I’ll try my best to keep doing it as, for some strange reason, when things are working for me, I stop doing them!
May Allaah make it easy for us all and make us consistent with all that which is good and pleasing to Him and desist from all that incurs His anger or displeasure ameen.