Do you want to do a complete makeover of your life? Are you unsure where to start?
If so, I have a life makeover plan that can help you completely change and transform your life.
This life makeover plan can help you:
- Find your true self.
- Create life goals.
- Identify your values.
- Create action steps.
- Overcome roadblocks.
- Transform & change your life.
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PDF printable life makeover plan.
Here is the printable PDF version of the life makeover planner.
The first section will help you get to know yourself better.
It contains 80 questions that are divided into 8 different areas of life.
The second section will help you:
- set goals
- lay out action steps
- identify roadblocks
Just click on the images below to download and print (for private use only).
How to plan your life makeover.
I’ve done a complete life makeover and mini life makeovers in the past.
It’s typically a process of getting to know yourself first through question and answer.
There are several other steps that I will discuss, which are setting goals, laying out action steps, and identifying roadblocks.
1. Get to know yourself.
The reason why you want to know more about yourself first is to create a life makeover plan that feels meaningful to you.
It also gives you a good baseline so you know where you want to be in life and can easily track your progress.
The following is a list of questions that will help you know yourself so you can plan a more personalized and balanced life makeover.
I divided it into 8 different areas of life so you can pick and choose the one that needs the most improvement.
Or you can answer all the questions in every section so your transformation can feel complete and whole.
LIFE MAKEOVER QUESTIONNAIRE
- What gives me energy?
- What takes away my energy?
- What habit or habits would I like to change?
- What is getting in the way of change?
- How often do I exercise?
- What type of exercise makes me feel good?
- Do I eat a healthy, balanced meal on a regular basis?
- What does eating healthy look like to me?
- How would having energy, feeling good, looking good, and feeling healthier change my life?
- What is one thing I can change in my life that would make me feel and look good?
- When I encounter something challenging, how do I react?
- What are 3 things that make me feel irritated?
- What am I most afraid of?
- If I can overcome this fear, how would I do it?
- What are 3 things that upset me and 3 things that irritate me?
- What are 3 things that make me feel happy?
- What makes me feel free?
- Who makes me feel happy?
- Thinking back to my childhood, what gave me great joy?
- What brings me great joy now?
- Who are the 3 people I admire most?
- Why do I admire these 3 people?
- What can I do to be like these 3 people?
- What do people usually come to me for?
- What do others usually say about me?
- What do I want in an ideal partner?
- What type of friends do I want to have?
- What does my ideal social circle look like?
- What is stopping me from creating my ideal social circle?
- Who do I spend the most time with and why?
- Do I think money is inherently good or bad? Why do I believe this?
- Where did my beliefs about money come from?
- If I had $1000 right now, would I spend or save it?
- What would I buy if I had $500 and why?
- How much money would I like to make every year?
- How am I spending my money?
- Do I know where my money is going every month?
- Where do I see myself financially in 5 years?
- What age would I like to retire?
- What does financial freedom mean to me?
- Who or what saps my energy?
- What in my life makes it feel like it’s flowing with ease?
- What makes me feel joyful just thinking about it?
- What does rest look like to me?
- What does self-care look like to me?
- What small thing can I do now to make myself feel loved?
- What makes me feel uplifted?
- What do I stand for?
- What is my mission in life?
- What gives my life meaning and purpose?
- Do I worry often or do I go with the flow?
- Do I view myself positively or negatively?
- What are 3 things that agitate me?
- Would I need to change anything regarding these 3 things? If so, why?
- When faced with a challenge, what comes to mind first?
- What are my top 3 values? What are my goals for each one?
- What is my greatest accomplishment and why?
- What are the top 3 obstacles I’ve overcome in my life?
- What lessons did I learn from each of these obstacles?
- What can I learn right now?
- How do I feel about my current job?
- Do I feel dread going to work or do I feel happy?
- What does my ideal job look like?
- How many hours do I want to work?
- How can I make meaningful work in my current job?
- What are 3 things I’m really good at?
- What type of work makes me feel happy and satisfied?
- What skills do I have now to make me feel happy and satisfied?
- What’s the first step I can take to get my dream job?
- How would my life change if I do get my dream job?
- What does my personal space look like?
- How would changing my space feel?
- What is one thing I can easily change in my home right now?
- Where is my favorite place to hang out and why?
- If money were no object, where would I like to live?
- What does my ideal neighborhood look like?
- Who would I be surrounded by?
- If I could change one thing in my area what would it be?
- If I changed this one thing, how would it impact my life?
- What is stopping me from changing my environment?
2. Set life goals.
Setting life goals is the next step in your life makeover plan.
Life goals are the things you want to accomplish in your life.
You can make them as big or as small as you want.
Setting life goals will help you get your plan in motion.
When setting goals, I find it helpful to state your top 3 personal, core values.
These are my top 3 personal values: family, health, and creativity.
Here are a few other examples:
When I set my goals, I like to keep these 3 values in mind. That way, I can base my decisions on what matters most.
Align your values with the answers from the life makeover questionnaire section when you create your goals.
Here’s an example of a value-based goal in an area of life to work on:
-Goal: To get at least 7 hours of sleep most nights of the week so I can have good energy for myself and for my family.
3. Write your action steps.
Your action steps are your bigger goals broken down into smaller, more manageable goals.
Hint: when setting an action step, make it specific and easy to achieve.
This way, you don’t overwhelm yourself and you feel like you’re accomplishing something meaningful and important.
Here are examples of specific action steps (based on the goal example from the previous section):
- Go to bed at the same time each night.
- Set my alarm to wake up at the same time every morning.
- Stop looking at any electronic device 15 minutes before bedtime.
4. Identify your roadblocks.
Finally, write down the roadblocks you might encounter along the way.
Roadblocks are obstacles that might get in the way of your plans.
They can be limiting beliefs or something that can set you back.
Here are some examples of roadblocks:
- I am scared.
- I don’t have enough time.
- I am not worthy enough.
- My partner doesn’t support me.
- I don’t have enough money.
Being aware of your roadblocks may help you overcome doubts that might prevent you from starting in the first place.
Just remember, you can’t avoid all roadblocks & obstacles in life but you can always learn from them.
What it means to plan a life makeover.
Planning a life makeover can mean changing a small part of your life (mini life makeover) or transforming your entire life (complete life makeover).
Mini life makeover.
Mini life makeovers change just one or a few areas of life.
Here’s an example of a mini life makeover:
- I have healthier eating habits and exercise more since the start of the new year.
Complete life makeover.
A complete life makeover is when you want to change your life completely.
After I developed several health issues that put me on medical leave, I knew I had to undergo a complete life makeover.
I knew that if I wanted to flourish and not repeat my past mistakes, I had to completely change and transform all areas of my life.
I used the same strategies I mentioned here to help me create a life that felt more meaningful and healthy.
Why have a life makeover plan?
A life makeover plan is important because change can be really hard.
According to one study, 77% of people who make a new year’s resolution maintain it for a week.
After that, they quit.
Why is it hard to change your life and why is the failure rate so high?
According to the book, Changeology, the reason why it’s hard to change is the resistance to change, even if you know it’s good for you.
Oftentimes, we resist change because there are strong emotions attached to it.
It’s not enough, however, to overcome resistance to change.
You need a solid plan to help you carry out your goals if you’re going to create lasting change.
Here are some of the ways planning has helped me create lasting change in my life:
- Living more intentionally.
- Setting better boundaries for myself.
- Having more free time.
- Setting aside time for self-care.
- Feeling more balanced.
- Having my days flow better.
More ways to plan a life makeover.
Whether you’re doing a small or a big change, this (printable) life makeover plan is a great tool to help you transform & improve your life.
I also have 15 Free life planning worksheets & templates you can download and print to help you plan your dreams, finances, self-care, and more!
If you’re feeling stuck or need to restart your life, be sure to check out my article 9 ways to reset your life and start over.
Lastly, if you want to create powerful, lasting change, don’t miss this article on how to create good habits & goals to improve your life.