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Daily goals. An idea "sparked" by SparkPeople post.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

So, as I’ve already announced, I am back to regular posting in my teams. Am working on getting to everyone every day. I’ll be there.
I believe in the written journal. I reread my journal and learn from what I’ve experienced. On Jan. 14 one of SparkPeople’s postings was about writing goals………..EVERY DAY! That just struck me as genius. I have written my goals—both for me and the Winter Challenge, but those are the end goals, the big picture goals. This post made me think about what I do every day; and sometimes, I get lost everyday because the big goals seem so far away, so hard to accomplish, too difficult to work towards. I do believe I’m on a journey, and that journey is a series of steps—most often forward, but sometimes backwards and sometimes sideways. So, why not break down those big goals into what I can do TODAY to reach them? What will I need to do today to get to that goal? What’s my day like that I need to recognize and accommodate what I need to do to reach that big goal?
Our leadership team for the 5% challenge is helping me succeed by posting what we need to do to come in first, to pace ourselves to win—kind of like those big goals. (Big shoutout to _WARRIOR4LIFE in helping us see what we need to do.)
So, this coming week I’m going to write DAILY what I need to do/what I can do to reach those big goals. Instead of “failing” on those days I need to accommodate life, I’ll plan what I can do around life. I’ve already been planning what sorting/decluttering/packing I need to do each day, so why not also plan for my health journey? I think I’ll write these daily goals in a chart. I’ll be able to mark off what I’ve done, and, if necessary, adjust then for the next day—in light of my schedule. I may start looking for a calendar with bigger squares so I can put ALL my stuff for the day—life and health—in one square.
I’m going to try this. Makes sense now; maybe in a week I’ll have another insight.
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    318 days ago
    Great plan. I could benefit from some additional consistency myself!
    318 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    If I don’t write down what I want to do today it can just get side stepped and forgotten. I like having a plan too. It does make us more accountable
    319 days ago
    I agree. I do best with a Win Today Checklist, especially when I add my exercise.

    319 days ago
    I am a long-time list maker and I absolutely believe in the power of daily goals. I do use the new Spark page where I can set up things I need to do daily, and things I need to do on certain days of the week. Then I add my goals for the specific day - and if I don't get them all done the ones left move to the next day. I find it keeps me on track and helps me get things done!
    319 days ago
    You are right. Seeing the plans written by WARRIOR4LIFE for what we need to do helps us to break it down for each trip. Your calendar idea is great! emoticon
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