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How to Put Your Daily Goals in Focus

I know I haven't written a blog post in a while, but all of a sudden I really want to share stuff with you guys. Today I'm going to share with you something that I have been only doing for two days, but I feel is very useful. Now this idea isn't ground-breaking; you might already do it, but maybe in a different way.

Recently I have been creating To Do lists. I know, this is life changing (not). But that's okay. Instead of putting "Get milk", or putting other reminders that aren't what you really would like to do, make a To Do list of things you want to accomplish in a year, day, or week. If you feel that you don't get time to enjoy yourself, this will make sure you do.

For example, say you want to watch an episode of a show you like, and finish a puzzle one week. That seems like two small things that you should make time for in the week, and wouldn't be to much to ask for. Making a To Do list of what you'd like to do for fun, you can make sure you have some fun time in the week or day, and also that you accomplish what you want to do. If you don't complete something you wanted to do and push it over to the next week, you'll be upset that you didn't get to it. Now, that'll never happen.

Also, if you ever have free time in your day and don't know what to do, you can look at your list. For example, say your taking a break from working on something. How many times have you just looked at your phone? If you check your list, you can find out what to do, and at the same time realize that you can complete something that you wanted to get done, and do have some extra time in the day to do it.

I usually make a list for the day right before I go to bed. A lot of times at night, you may find your mind swimming, and perhaps thinking about the following day. Often times in the morning I'll forget what I wanted to do. Writing it down means you'll remember to do it!

At the end of the day, when you are making your new list, check the things you did complete, and put an "x" by the things you did not. That way, you can move the things you didn't get to to the next day, and also notice a pattern in what you seem to not complete. This may also let you realize how many things you have time for to do in your day, or make you realize that you need to budget more time for yourself. Either way, I hope this has helped!


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