The Benefits of Writing Your Goals down.
Hey everyone! ^_^
I have always been happier when I set daily goals for myself. I find the more I succeed in achieving my goals, the more confident and less stressed I feel. I make a pretty large range of goals, and some of them may seem like something people do every day anyway, but just being able to check them off at the end of the day makes me feel like I accomplished something. Anyone know what I mean? =)
Some of my goals include...
- Morning devotions
- Do the garbage
- Take my daughter outside
- Encourage at least 2 people today
- Write at least 1/2 of a post today
- Don't give up - you can do this!
... And so on. I know my husband almost despises the thought of routine; and when I look at the word, it sure does look like a boring way to live. But hey, some of us thrive on it, and others would rather jump out of a plane withOUT the parachute than do the same ol' things every day. ;)
Don't get me wrong, if every single day was EXACTLY the same, that would drive me crazy!!!! But every day doesn't have to have all the same goals, am I right? ^_^ Although I strive to exercise, do devotions, and clean every day, I also add other things onto my "daily goals list" that mixes every day up a bit, and also makes the list less overwhelming.
I have read in a few different books that writing out your goals every day boosts your drive to achieve said goals, which in turn makes you more productive and less likely to waste as much time in a day in front of the TV.
Although I know there are many moments in the day I could spend more productively, having written down goals has made me a lot more aware of how much time I DO have in my day, and makes me waste allot less because of it.
What do you guys think? Do you have any daily goals? ^_^
God bless!! <3