We all want to be more organized in our lives. But how do we go about doing it? We try planners and apps and all kinds of things but it never sticks. Together, we will motivate you and find the best way to get you and you organizing your day like you have never dreamed possible.
What Does Having A Goal Have To Do With Organizing Your Day?
Before we get into how to organize your days for success, let’s talk about goal setting.
Without a goal there is no point in being organized. This is equivalent to an architect who designs a building but never builds it. This is equivalent to a football player who trains hard every day, but doesn’t plan on showing up on game day.
Having an organized day is the key to achieveing your goals. Being organized by itself will not bring any benefits unless you are working toward something!
Organizing Your Day: Identifying Your Goals
Your goals don’t have to be large or bold. Take your time and look over the following categories. Think about the questions and think about what you really want to achieve. Think about what you want to accomplish in the next year.
There is a common saying in the East Asian culture. In order to achieve success in life you need health, wealth, and happiness.
Where do I want to be health wise?
Do I want to lose weight?
What exercise routine works for me?
Do I want to feel healthy?
What type of job do I want?
What projects would I want to pursue?
How much do I want to have in the bank?
Happiness (Spiritual/Relationships) Goals
What type of relationship do I want?
What type of friends do I want around me?
Do I want to be a happier person?
How would I go about doing that?
Take a minute and really think over these questions before moving on.
Identifying Your Daily Goals
Now that you have your long term goals in mind, let’s talk about the daily goals.
These will be the goals that you aim to achieve each and every day. By accomplishing these goals each and every day, over the course of a year, you will have achieved your goal.
Let’s say, for example, your goal this year is to be able to run a marathon. Running a marathon is your long term goal. Running for 2 miles every day is your daily goal. By accomplishing this daily goal, each and every single day, you will be able to complete your long term goal.
Organizing Your Day: Action Step
*In order to complete all of the actions, you will need a writing utensil and a place to jot down your notes. A journal or even a notebook is fine.*
On a piece of paper, write down the long term goals you want to achieve this year. Vividly describe what life would be like if you achieve these goals. Close your eyes and let yourself daydream for at least 5 minutes. (you will start to feel more and more motivated towards your goals when you dream about them)
Next to each long term goal write down 2-4 daily goals you need to accomplish in order to achieve your long term goals. Go through all of your action goals twice a day. This will ingrain the fundamentals into your brain.
This is just the first step in a process. Keep coming back each week to learn more about how to organize your day plus more action steps. Together, we will find your organizing style and finally get things in your home under control.