Join me as we continue learning how to set goals. And of course I talk about my personal life off and on throughout.
Here is a template I created that I've been using in the mornings to plan my time and goals in the short-term, mid-term, and long-term. This is just a start. We will add on longer-term goals later.
Morning planning and goals check-in:
(You can modify this to fit your life.)
What meetings/appointments do you have today and tomorrow?
What are your three highest priority tasks today at work?
What are your three highest priority tasks today at home (personal life)?
What are the low-hanging fruit (easy or fast tasks) that you can get over-with today?
(List them and add checkboxes to check them off as you complete them.)
What are your 3 highest priorities this week at work?
What are your 3 highest priorities this week (non-work/personal)?
This month at work:
This month personally:
This quarter at work:
This quarter personally:
This year at work:
This year personally:
What can you be grateful for? (Make a list.)
How can you exceed expectations for yourself? (Make a list.)
How can you exceed expectations at your job? (Make a list.)
How can you exceed expectations in your fitness/health routine? (Make a list.)
How can you exceed expectations with friends/family? (Make a list.)
Other Priorities/Action Items with Milestones & Target Dates: (Make a complete list with milestones and due dates.)
Just copy and paste this whole section of lists into your e-mail calendar as a recurring appointment "Daily planning" at some half hour time slot that works for you every morning.
And modify it to fit your life and what you want to focus on, and how you want to focus on it. This is just what has been working for me.
As long as you do SOME type of planning in the morning before distractions take you...you are on the right track.
I have my slot allocated in my calendar daily, Monday through Friday, from 9 - 9:30 am, which is right after I've gotten to work and had my coffee and can think clearly about how I want to navigate my day for success.