What are your tips for organization and goal setting?
Organization and Goal Setting
For me to have a successful work day, I have to get up at a good hour and have a plan for what I’m going to do. If I don’t follow this every day, I feel overwhelmed with everything I have to and want to do. This may not work for everyone, but maybe my process will help you understand your own.
At the start of each work day, I make a list of all the things I have to do. It could be things that absolutely need to get done or simply what I’m most motivated to do. I try not to write too many things on the list in case I don’t finish everything. I would rather have few items on the list, finish them, then do bonus work instead of stressing about how long it will take me to finish.
As a freelance writer, I have different assignments each day. Some take longer than others so it’s good to prioritize what to do first. Making a list makes me feel organized even if my body feels anxious and stressed. I have a tendency to freak out about things that I shouldn’t be freaking out about. For ongoing projects that I know will take longer, it’s important to do a little bit of work on each assignment every day or most days. That way I feel accomplished at the end of my day and I’ll know that I’m making progress even if it’s small.
When creating a goal, it’s good to be able to adapt to changing situations. Sometimes things don’t go as planned and you have to be okay with that. This is something I work on a lot – creating goals, achieving them, and adapting as necessary.
If I have too many thoughts and goals roaming around in my head, I try to focus on the ones that I can accomplish quickly first. If something will take me less than half an hour, why not do it today? Why should I procrastinate that task until tomorrow? I don’t blame myself (or try not to) if I don’t finish every little thing. Some days are more productive than others and that’s the hard truth.
Make Your Success
What are your goals, whether it is for your career, personal life, education, or something else entirely? Write down a list of all your goals (or like 10 to make it easier). Organize them into short-term and long-term. In the short-term list, see which ones can be done within a day. Now do them! Stop procrastinating!
With the long-term goals, figure out which ones are most important to you. Pick ONE long-term goal and find a way to achieve it. Start knocking those tasks off your list and open your mind for more free time. Let’s get started and accomplish our goals.
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