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The Everyday List To Achieve Goals - Goal Setting Part 3

Feb 5, 2008
Daily lists are a life-saver for me. When I work hard on my goals & priorities, as I described in earlier parts of this article, I want to follow through on a daily basis. That's when my day-by-day lists come in handy.

What will you do now? Write up a "To-Do" list for the current day and the rest of this week. Each day keep an empty piece of paper beside you as you read. When a idea pops into your mind, jot it down immediately. This keeps you in the right direction the rest of the day. When you finish your list, review it again and compare it to the weekly ones.

I'm not sure what you experience, but in mid-afternoon, my brain gets so drained I can't remember what I need to do. It even happened yesterday. I ended up wandering around the house trying to come up with what I forgot.

What if I simply forget? I look for my early morning list and check if there's something that's not been done. It's that easy! My list is a very good memory aid as I get older and easily forget things.

Always review your plans and prepare for any changes. As a mother, you know you must have a contingency plan in case something unexpected happens. When my eldest child was born, I heard that moms should list their "to do" tasks on a sequence of days. If the task isn't done on the first day, then I still have another day to get it completed. You won't need to feel guilty about this. In no time, you'll achieve your goals.

This is the first of the year and many of you will be more relaxed with your schedule, whether or not you homeschool. It is the PERFECT TIME to set goals for 2008. Get some blank paper and start planning. You will be glad you did!
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Kerry Beck helps organize moms with their hectic lives. She wants to give you a special report "How To Get It All Done" at Homeschool Curriculum.
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