Lists to Plan your Life and Set Goals

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Do you ever struggle with setting and organizing your goals in order to actually achieve them? Here are a few lists to plan your life and set goals. This will help you out to categorize your goals and have some backup lists to pick up your mood and motivate you to work on your goals.

If you would like to see how to put all of these lists in one place in an organized way that smoothes your way to achieving your goals, I recommend you check out this week’s video in which I went through my goal setting page in Notion setup.


List of Quotes

Have you ever seen a quote that just lights a spark in your heart to follow your dreams and work on your goals? If so, make sure to share it down below in the comments.

I love quotes and poems and having them on my wall or journal for me to see whenever I’m in a slump really helps me out.

You could have a list of quotes for each one of your goals. For instance, once of my goals is reading 52 books this year; and one of my favorite quotes is from Dr. Seuss and it says: “The more that your read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more place you’ll go”.

Vision Board

This is not much of a list, though you could certainly make it one by writing down phrases and stuff.

A lot of people find it really useful to have a vision board to get inspired and set their goals visually.

I personally made mine digitally with an app called Milanote and it definitely inspires me to work on my goals.

Motivational Songs/ Playlist

Music is powerful. That’s why having a playlist to get you pumped up to work on your goals could be super helpful to set the mood to work on them.

I have both a list with my playlist and have the playlist itself on Spotify and it’s the best thing ever so I definitely recommend it.

Goal Setting

There are many lists you can make to set goals but my favorite way is to make one for lots of categories. Here are a few categorized lists you can make to organize your goals.

Health Goals

From your health goals, you can make a list of your physical health goals and one for your mental health goals.


When it comes to personal goals, there are a few ways you can go about it. You can go two ways about this category, you can set friends and family-related goals or mindset and personal development goals.

I went with the mindset and personal development goals list because I will be putting friends and family in another category.

Creative + Intellectual Goals

The reason why I put creative and intellectual goals as one category is that from this, you can make a list of things you want to learn and a list of creative projects.

I believe that one of the most amazing things about creativity and art is that you can always improve it and there’s always something new you can learn.

Professional Goals

This is a list by itself though if your job is based in a super creative area, you can combine this list with your creative goals list.


From environment, I made take 3 lists, social, friends and family, and environmental goals.

Social is about community and environment is more about your relationship with the earth and how you take care of it.

Backend Lists

These are lists that are there as a backup for when you need them in seasons of your life.

Yearly and Monthly Review

If you’ve been here for a while, you know that every month, I make a life monthly planning session and in that session, I set up to 5 goals to focus on throughout the month.

Recently I did an end of year review for 2020 and in that review, I used the prompts from the Unravel Your Year Workbook by Susanna Conway as a guide filled with prompts.

This is great for goal setting because it can help you to reflect on the past and learn from it just so that you know where to go in the future.

Things That Make Me Happy

This is just a fun list to make just so that you can reach for it when you don’t feel the best and want to do or watch something that makes you happy.

It can be anything from a TV show to painting your nails or just any activity that once done, makes you feel better and motivated to work on your goals.

Again, if you would like to find a way to organize all these lists just so that you’re not overwhelmed with a bunch of goals and set smaller tasks for you to reach them slowly but surely, make sure you check out my goal setting page setup in Notion video.

I hope you found this blog post helpful! QOTD: Do you like to set goals at the beginning of a new year or do you set them as you go?

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Be Yourself, Be Happy, Be Human.
Lots of Love, Patrick.


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