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Goal Setting: How to Set Yourself up for Success

My mentor teaches that goal setting is a form of spiritual practice– it is something that we do for ourselves to honor ourselves and therefore allows us to evolve to be the best version of ourselves. 

So, if you are like me and want to improve your time management, start by making it a goal this month.

No better time than the month of November.

November is a great time to declutter and get rid of the old and prepare for the new.

You have all of December to figure out what works and what does not and come January of 2021, you are literally ready to rock and roll!

One of the most important tools for successful time management for goal setting is the ability to track your time.

You want to improve productivity? Well, you need to determine how productive you are- you can’t improve what you don’t measure and knowing where you spend your time is crucial in eliminating time dumps. 

Use the knowledge about where you spend time to your advantage to set intentional goals- these goals are more likely to be successful at accomplishing because you have created the space for you to achieve them rather than setting goals just because.

There are several apps available for tracking your time but I use the notes app on my phone. You can simply use a pen and a piece of paper. 

  1. For the next 7 days, create a Time Journal– an account of your day over the past 24 hours. Document how much time you spend sleeping, eating, prepping dinner, hanging out with friends, working, time online-social media, shopping etc. 
  2. Write down what you did the moment you did it- don’t wait till the end of the day searching your mind for details of your day ( trust me that becomes a real time waster and is less effective).
  3. This process can sometimes feel tedious and does take time and your brain will resist and tell you it is too hard, or you don’t have enough time but your brain is lying to you. I promise you once you have a better idea of how you’ve been spending your days, you will decide from a place of abundance whether or not you want to continue to do certain tasks that you don’t enjoy or if you are not spending enough time on tasks that you do enjoy.

This is one effective way that I have used to set me up for success in setting goals.

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