HOW TO REACH YOUR GOALS & GET SH*T DONE
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In early January, I wrote about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals, which is a great post for setting medium to big goals. Today I want to share my thoughts on how to reach your goals and how to get more done each day (without feeling overwhelmed).
1. PLAN YOUR TIME & PLAN AHEAD //
Big goals and complex tasks usually require more time. When I go about setting up my schedule for the week ahead, I put in the big tasks first where I have space for them.
For example, on Thursdays, I generally only teach one class at lunchtime. I leave around 11:30 which gives me a good 2.5 hours to get some filming done before I have to leave to teach.
On Wednesdays I am usually done for the day around 2pm and I’m usually exhausted from waking up at 4:30am. So I leave the afternoon for puttering around and getting the small, menial tasks off my to-do list.
Take a look at your schedule. Know when you have time and be mindful of how busy your day is already before adding more to it.
2. HAVE A RUNNING TO-DO LIST //
I keep track of all the things I have to and want to get done. I keep a running list and number the list weekly on what needs to get done.
1 = this week
2 = next week
3 = not urgent, when I have time to do it
My running to do list is a great place for my ideas. I can keep track of what I want to do and when I have time I then focus my energy on those ideas.
3. PLAN YOUR PROJECTS //
I finally moved all my project planning to ASANA. I love using paper and pen, but when my “office” moves from home, to the bus, to a coffee shop, it’s not feasible to have all my paper project files with me all the time. ASANA is a great way to keep track of my projects and urgent to-dos and I can get items on my list completed during my day.
I obviously use ASANA for my work projects, but I also use it to plan personal projects such as vacations and home improvement projects. It’s a great way to keep track of things that need to get done.
4. FIND SYSTEMS THAT WORK FOR YOU //
I use a variety of applications to keep track of my projects and tasks. I currently use Google Calendar, Excel spreadsheets, and ASANA to keep track of my current and future projects.
I also have a physical agenda that I keep track of my work. This is a great way for me to see what I actually have accomplished and to see what is working and what needs to be looked at. This physical agenda is more like a journal to keep track of what I have done, not what I have to do.
How to stay organized to reach your goals? Please share in the comments!
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