A Quick Way to Work on Your Goals Each Day

Jumpstart Monday | Get your week off to a great start with the Day-Timer blog. Each Monday we feature a new tip to help you gain a more productive week at work and at home.
Today’s tip: Reach your goals through daily routines

How do you reach your goals when you often find yourself falling short? One of the ways I recommend is through the use of daily routines.

Try This:

  1. Write a daily schedule based on your life right now
  2. Create a list of long-term goals and intermediate steps. See this post for details.
  3. Create processes within your day that reach toward your intermediate steps (e.g. “Clean desk before leaving work”)
  4. Find a way to twist normal daily processes into satisfying goals. For example, eating a homemade lunch can become the goals of eating healthy, saving money, and expanding my business knowledge if you read a business journal while eating.

Here’s Why:

A daily routine is a schedule of activities that you repeat on a day-to-day basis. It offers structure, and reinforces the positive behaviors you seek to live out. Daily routines create habitual behavior, and when aligned with your goals they create building blocks for achieving success in life.

Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at jeff.doubek@daytimer.com