Task Organizer is an easy and yet powerful tool that allows to:
- Get a clear picture of how you have realized yourself in different areas of your life.
- Determine your goals and objectives for the future.
Task Organizer consists of 8 equal parts, each representing an individual area of life.
- Business / Career
- Friends & Family
- Personal & Spirituality Growth
- Fun & Recreation
- Physical Environment
Current life balance
To determine current life balance, you need to grade each of these areas.
There are no right or wrong grades. Try to be honest to the best you can; grade each area, proceeding from your own feelings. If you find it difficult to grade, you can ask yourself questions like these:
- Am I satisfied with my job? Do I like what I do or would I actually want to be engaged in something different?
- Does my financial state suits me? Or do I need to change everything radically, the sooner the better?
- Do I feel myself healthy? Do I have any bad habits that hamper me? Do I look good? Do any aches bother me?
- And so on...
To set a grade in the program, click on the required sector and then set your grade between "Very Bad" and "Excellent".
Once you have got all the grades set, your areas would look like this:
...or some other way.
Once you've got all the areas of your life graded, you can visually determine which the areas you are to make efforts in. On the figure above we can see that the first circle belongs to a person whose life has very little of "Fun & Recreation", and the second one – to a person with a more harmonious life.
Setting goals and objectives for the future
Next, you need to set up goals and objectives (again, individually for each area), which would help you restore your life's balance. Possibly, in some of the areas you will want to set goals that would seem impossible to achieve. Record it anyway. You shouldn't be shy or afraid of dreaming; this is your personal list of goals.
We recommend you to begin with setting up "long-term goals". For example, the goals for a one-year period or longer (for 3, 5, 10 or more years). This is the list of your "Great" goals and objectives.
Then create a new project (for example, "March 2010 Plan") and move on to planning the month. Review each long-term goal (or objective) and analyze what can be done within the nearest month to get closer to the fulfillment of that goal or objective. Also here is the place to add whatever you want to achieve within this month, even though it may be irrelative to the Great goals.
If you want, you can create a week project similarly to the month project. Analyze your goals and objectives set for the month, break those into smaller pieces and then record those.
To plan for a year, month, etc., use Projects. To create a new project, click "Add".
Tracking your plan
We are now finished with the initial work and have the vision of your current life balance and the list of goals.
Try to make it a habit to work with your Task Organizer on the regular basis. Track your goals, mark those that are achieved already, add new goals and delete those that are no longer current.