How to use the Daily Goal Setter planner
Benefits of the Daily Goal Setter:
- The Daily Goal Setter will create clarity in your life when you assess your goals.
- You will become more self-aware in yourself by knowing what it is you want to achieve.
- By practising gratitude and affirmations on a daily basis, you will create a positive mindset which will help you tackle any obstacle you face.
- Each day, you will be excited to work on tasks that get you closer to achieving your goals.
- You will end your day on a positive note, by celebrating what went right. It will also help you focus on what you could have done to make your day even better.
- You will feel happier and more fulfilled by knowing you are making positive steps towards achieving your goals.
While using the Daily Goal Setter:
- You will assess your goals, and prioritise them in order of importance to you.
- You will create a list of monthly tasks that will help you in achieving your goals in order of importance.
- You will create a list of weekly tasks that will help you in achieving your goals in order of importance.
- You will create a list of daily tasks that will help you in achieving your goals in order of importance.
- On a daily basis, you will practice gratitude at the start of the day by writing down 3 things you are grateful for
- You will practice affirmations on a daily basis at the start of your day to help create a positive mindset.
- At the end of each day, you will review your day and celebrate the wins you have achieved.
- The Daily Goal Setter give 2 full pages for each of your long-term, medium-term and short-term goals.
- On these pages, you will list up to 14 goals.
- A helpful tip is to write these down on a piece of paper first and then rewrite them in your Daily Goal Setter in order of importance.
- Think hard about what you want to achieve in life.
- Long-term goals will typically be things you want to achieve in 3+ years time, and typically more general.
- Medium-term goals will typically be things you want to achieve within a couple of months to 3 years.
- Short-term goals will typically be things you want to achieve within the next couple of months.
- Try to be as specific as possible when creating your goals. Spend some time on your own, and try to visualise what it is you want to achieve.
- You have space for 6 months worth of planning in the Daily Goal Setter
- The monthly view grids are all un-dated and allow you to write in the month and date.
- Below the grid, there is space to write down the most important tasks for you to complete that month. To assess what these tasks might be, refer back to your goals list (normally short-term and medium-term goals) and work out what you could do this month to achieve some of your goals.
- The tasks can be fairly general, as you will break these tasks down into actionable steps on the weekly and daily pages.
- At the end of each month, spend some time to reflect on what you've achieved. Remember to celebrate the wins, but also take note of what tasks you didn't complete and the reason why. It may be that the task wasn't as important as you'd thought, or that you spent a larger amount of time on another task.
- Refer back to your monthly tasks and goals list.
- Think about what you could do this week to help complete a monthly task or one of your goals.
- It is important to rank your weekly tasks in order of importance. Think about what task, if you were to complete, would have the most significance and value to you.
- The list of weekly tasks is broken up into levels of importance. The reason for this is so that you can only move on to tasks of secondary importance after you have completed the first 5 most important tasks. This will prevent you from jumping from task to task and not completing any.
- At the end of each week, as with your monthly tasks, it is important to review how your week went and what tasks you were able to complete.
- It is important to start each day in a positive mindset. We are far more effective at completing tasks and tackling obstacles with a positive mindset rather than a negative one.
- On each daily page, there is a space to write down three things that you are grateful for. These can be very important things (i.e. family), or they can be simple things (i.e. a great morning coffee). When thinking of the three things that you're grateful for, really try to think about how they make you feel.
- Each day you will write down an affirmation to repeat. An affirmation is a positive sentence that you repeat to yourself. Affirmations are normally used to reflect what we want to be true. For example, if you wanted to be successful in your job, your daily affirmation might look like 'I am on my way to achieving amazing success in my job'.
- Next, you will write down your daily tasks. We recommend prioritising your daily tasks in order of importance using the ABCDE Method from Brian Tracy's book, 'Eat That Frog!'. The breakdown of this method is given in the information at the start of your Daily Goal Setter.
- At the end of each day, review how you feel it went and what you were able to achieve.