Create your very own personal growth plan with me

I have been DM’d a lot on my social media profiles about my personal growth plan. I have been asked how I incorporated it into my life. Instead of messaging everyone back individually. I figured I would just make a blog post for everyone to refer back to. So grab your pens, pencils, or markers. Go download the printable worksheets that goes along with this post. Then let’s create your very own personal growth plan with me.

Figure out your areas

When first starting my personal growth plan I needed to decide what areas I would want to work on. On the worksheet I created I listed 8 different areas that I wanted to work on. This could be different from you. The point is not to overwhlem yourself but to have a clear map of what you will work on. Then come up with a system to incorporate those into your life.

The 8 categories I chose for my personal growth plan are as follows:
1. Mental & Emotional Health
2. Physical Health
3. Financial Health
4. Educational
5. Hobbies & Fun
6. Relationships
7. Career
8. Environmental

These are not things you would work on at the same time. For me, there are certain areas I work on every day. Others I assign to a week and that is all I work on. Each category is getting there rotation time in. Get your free printable worksheet.

Choose what to work on in each area

Now that we have picked our categories. Choose 1-3 things you would like to improve on in those areas. When you finally figure out your areas to work on list your “why”. This is your motivation to continue doing what you are doing.

Let me share my Examples:

Mental & Emotional Health

For this category, I chose 3 things to work on. I want to make sure I am taking time for myself and not constantly think of others. Having a clear mind is always on my list. So I made sure I put meditation and the big one I put on here is doing shadow work. What that means is working on the skeletons in my closet. Removing the negative self-talk, negative thoughts. Going through all of my dark past, abuse, relationships anything, and everything that bothers in the back of my mind.

Why: Having PCOS sometimes puts me in a depressed mood. I end up overthinking everything. Which ends with me causing myself to be mentally and emotionally exhausted. Then I have a panic attack and question everything and everyone in my life.

Physical Health

As I have mentioned numerous times before I have PCOS and it is a struggle to lose weight. I don’t want to put so much pressure on myself. So I chose to only pick 2 things to focus on in my personal growth plan. The important things for me to work on are choosing healthier options and to exercise every day.

Why: This extra weight has got to go, I need to get my PCOS symptoms in check. Most importantly you want to have a baby. You need to lose weight to help with that.

Financial Health

My car died the day before my birthday in August. Slowly we are saving up the money to get it fixed. I never want to be put in this position again. We need to have an emergency fund of 1000 dollars (for now). Keep saving money to fix our car, and get a head on our bills by at least a month.

Why: I don’t want to worry about money when it comes to things we need. Ease my mind about bills, groceries, rent, and especially emergencies.


I always want to be learning. Being on a personal growth journey is always about learning. You want to be better to do better, not only for yourself but for others. My goal for the future is to write a book. How do you think I am able to write about these topics on the blog. I research and research information and apply it to my life. So I can tell you if this works or if it doesn’t. If it is something I can stick to everybody could. I want to stop looking at a screen so much and get my head in books.

Why: I want to feel/be smarter and learn new skills that could benefit me in the long run. Have these skills when it comes to my personal and professional life. You have been wanting to write a book for years now. No time like the present.

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Going through my personal growth journey, I have realized a lot of things. One of them is that I have been reaching out to the wrong people. I recently remove people that I felt I was not close to anymore. I am now looking for some new friends and become closer to other family members. Mike and I have stopped going on weekly date nights and I miss it.

Why: I want to have more meaningful relationships with people who actually want me in their life. Date night is key to having a healthy relationship. Just because we have been in a relationship for 8 years doesn’t mean we stop getting to know each other.


I tend to keep to myself when it comes to my career. To me I feel like I am bragging and showing off to others. I want to network/become friends with more bloggers so we can help each other out. There is no need to have all my eggs in one basket. We need to create more than one stream of income. Right now I am writing weekly. Getting ahead of the game is crucial. So if something happens I still have a post coming out.

Why: I believe having friends who are also bloggers. We can help each other because we are both going through the same things. We could also bounce ideas off of each other. As I said in the financial portion, I never want to worry about our bills or emergencies. Getting ahead of the game means that I would not be so rushed getting a blog post out each Friday. Sometimes it’s overwhelming.

Hobbies & Fun

For some reason, I always end up putting this one on the back burner. If I am not at my computer working on this blog, I am cleaning my house. I need to take a break to do something I enjoy doing. Since the car is out of commission I chose things I could do around the house. Things that I enjoy but don’t do enough. I need to be creative in some way, doing a DIY of some sort. Playing video games with Mike, or bake my savory loaves of bread that I have been thinking of.

Why: I need to have an activity that doesn’t involve using my brain too much. My brain is ALWAYS thinking. Doing something that makes me happy to relieve stress.


This is a big one in my personal growth plan. I feel that if my house is clutter with “stuff” my brain is cluttered. Anxiety takes over when I think about my house not being clean. I feel so overwhelmed and horrible about myself when things are not organized and in its place. Every month I want to get rid of things I see we are not using. Then every 6 months do a big declutter in case I missed anything. If new things come in, old things have to go out.

Why: I don’t want my house cluttered with stuff we use once and never touch again. It is a waste of money. SAVE THAT MONEY TO FIX YOUR CAR AND BUILD YOUR EMERGENCY FUND.

How will you work your personal growth plan

Now that we have our areas, the things we want to work on, and our why. We need to come up with ways to work on them. What are we going to do to make sure we do the work. You can see from my sheet that I have some simple ways to incorporate all of these into my daily, weekly, or monthly routines.

Some of these even combined together. Like taking time for myself I put go for a walk, which is also part of physical health. Killing 2 birds with one stone. I could relax in the bath and read my book. By looking at this list now I can see what things I want to do daily, weekly, or monthly. If at any point I feel overwhelmed I can just stop a certain category till I get into a routine.

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A personal growth plan can always be changed

If you find any of these categories or areas you decided you wanted to work on are just not working. This isn’t a make a personal growth plan once and that’s it. No, this list can be redone over and over to fit your needs tills you find something that works for you.

I always recommend that you journal to track your progress. It doesn’t have to be full-blown paragraphs (unless you are into that). It could just be a few sentences to keep your mind on the tasks at hand. No one else is going to keep you focused so you must work to do it for yourself. Make conscious decisions every day to be better and to do better for yourself.

I do hope this answers anyone’s questions about making a personal growth plan. If you are unsure about anything please leave me a comment below or find me on Instagram and shoot me a message so I can answer you quickly.

Until next time, Have a great day!

42 thoughts on “Create your very own personal growth plan with me

  1. I think making a personal plan is really important and can put you in a positive mindset. It’s also a good idea to not put too much pressure on yourself and focus on a couple of things at a time, as you’ve pointed out

    1. There should be no pressure. You do what you can with what you got. Even if you just make this plan, but only work on one thing for the next 6 months you are doing better than you were before.

      1. Everything is perfect in my life including my relation, career and health. The problem is finances, I’m great at saving and I don’t use the money unless it’s necessary, the problem is family problems never end, it’s eating up my money.

    1. Don’t do too many things. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself. If you must choose 1 or 2 things to work on for the next 6 months. It’s better than not trying at all.

  2. So, why do I love this so much? This is such a great idea! Definitely printing it out and following this journey with you!

  3. me more of a grab the opportunity guy,,,maybe I’m a bit late for this….but definitely gonna recommend it with my son and daughter

    1. You can be a “grab the opportunity” guy, but still have a plan for yourself to learn, build better relationships, or work on your mental, emotional, physical wellbeing.

    1. It has been a game-changer since I have made this plan for myself. It makes you more aware of the things you need to do vs the things you want to do. Hold yourself accountable.

  4. Throughout the years, I have learned that breaking my goal into small goals helps. Unfortunately, last year, everything went downhill. Now I have to reset everything.

  5. Your ways are really good. Personal development enables you to have a personal vision of the future, which gives you a clear idea as to what or where you will be in the next few months or years. Knowing your target and destination in life makes it easy to draw up a plan on how you will achieve your goals.

  6. I’ve never made a personal growth plan before. The aspects inside I have done as well as journaling frequently. However, not all as a whole like you have organized here. Cool idea!

  7. I LOVE THIS!! You know Michele since we love writing out bucket lists, we are always excited when people tackle their dreams. But what I love about your Personal Growth “bucket list” plan is how you broke it down! You separated them into workable and easy to tackle categories with different subcategories. But you also added a WHY which is so important. I wish you all the luck in tackling this great list to grow, learn, and develop yourself!

    1. Thank you so much, Eric! I really appreciate that. I know from personal experience if I didn’t break it up or put my why I would easily get overwhelmed and frustrated.

  8. Man this is such an important and inspiring article. I have a lot if things that I also need to work on as well but it’s good to see these are realistic things

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