A small thing that made all the difference

A few months ago, to my utter surprise, I finished ALL my weekly goals and got my daily to-dos done without much striving.

Do you know what the difference was?

I worked from home 3 times that week and left my diary and goals notebook open on my desk all the time.

How is that a big deal, you ask?

I agree!

I didn’t think it was a big deal either but clearly it is.

Seeing my goals and to-dos visible on a daily basis without having to open notebooks and take them from my bag or box on my other desk made the difference.

I generally pack up and clear everything all the time which means I’m not reminded unless I consciously open the notebook and look at the page.

The reason I don’t do it all the time is that our nanny is in and out of my study, and when Dion works from home, he lets the kids into the study (I don’t let them play in here – this is a workspace).

I’ve since thought of a solution. I can simply ask the nanny to sweep and mop on one day every week and not go into the study on the other days.

That way, I can leave my stuff open and visible without privacy concerns.

I shared this story with you because you may not be getting to your goals just because you’re forgetting them.

A tech-y way to do the same is to take a picture and save it as your lock screen on your phone. Change this every week/ month. Or type into your notes and save the notes screenshot as your lock screen.

There are ways to keep our goals visible and front-of-mind; we just have to be a bit intentional.

Has this helped give you ideas?

How do you remember your weekly goals?

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Comments

  1. Terisha says:

    I agree completely. My most productive days are when I work using my to-do-list. Since combining my diary and bullet journal, my goals have been more visible and have resulted in me getting more done. Not being mobile this past month has really set me back though and I have soooo much that I want and need to do now.

  2. I need to do the lock screen thing especially for work stuff. I am pretty good with remembering once I wrote it down but the prioritization is what gets forgotten.

    • Marcia Francois says:

      Maida, have you seen my Instagram highlights on @OrganisingQueen? There’s one with lock screens – I will keep adding more to it.

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