I am such a big goal maker. I have so many goals that I have them organized into category based on time to complete by, type of goal and how achievable it is.
Lately though I've been focusing on really small goals. Like I'm talking tiny goals. And you know what, it feels awesome. Every day I write in my planner 1-3 things that I want to get done that day. Sometimes its something really simple like make my bed as soon as I get up, or only spend $30 on groceries, or take out the trash. But by writing down these small things that need to get done it gets them out of my head. Normally I just think the night before of all the small things that need to happen the next day. Then I wake up in the morning and I've forgotten half of them. As the day goes on I try to remember them all and try to keep mentally reminding myself to get them done as soon as I have the chance. It just takes up too much memory space that I don't have. When I put on paper the small things that need to get done, I don't have to constantly remind myself. My mind is free to think of better things.
Plus for me, I always get things done if it's written down. Having a concrete goal that I can cross off as soon as its done is really helpful. Also physically seeing my list dwindle makes my day a little less stressful. And I think everyone can use a little less stress in their life.
I'll end this post with a couple small goal making tips:
1. Write them down. Preferably in a cute planner or whatever you like looking at so goal making is enjoyable.
2. Write them on something you can't lose. I used to write mine on a post it note and then I would lose it and get all stressed about trying to find it or trying to remember everything on it.
3. Write down the biggest of your small goals at the beginning of the week and plan your week so you don't have anything major to do all at once. Spread tings out so it doesn't get overwhelming.
4. Make adjustments. If you have to move things around that's fine as long as you don't put them off indefinitely.
5. Never give yourself a long list. I always like to keep mine to about 5 tasks because then it always seems doable.
Natalie. 25. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, nail polish, crafting, feminism, makeup, and Netflix.