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Over the past few years, I’ve learned a lot about myself – from going from being a college student to a military wife. And from moving to a new city to working from home (and blogging!)
One thing I’ve learned that increases my productivity by 1000% (give or take) is to simply write things down.
So now, every day I have a checklist on my phone of what I want to accomplish for the day. Like, seriously, everything I want to accomplish. Water plants – check. Laundry – check. Answer emails – check.
All of this to say, I’ve realized throughout these various seasons of life, that I’m a very task-oriented person.
In addition to writing down to-do lists, I’ve also learned that writing down my thoughts helps me to process what I am thinking and feeling. So I’ve been making an effort to jot down what’s going on in my head so that I can better articulate what I’m thinking for my own sake…as well as sharing some of those thoughts with all of you lovely people through this blog.
Lately, I’ve been hearing and reading a lot of inspirational things regarding setting goals. So I’ve decided that this month, I don’t just want to check boxes on my to-do list each day. I want to write down what I want to accomplish over time.
Once I set my goals, I’ll probably end up working backward to create to-do lists in order to achieve said goals, but still, the point of this is to give myself perspective on why I’m checking off the tasks on my list and what I want to accomplish over time. Whether that timeline is 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, or 10 years.
Now that you know why I’m starting to set goals for myself, I’ll let you in on a few of my goals for this month – because August starts TOMORROW guys. Crazy.
- Use my real camera every day (as opposed to always taking photos on my phone.)
- Read at least 2 books.
- Complete 2 arts and crafts projects.
- Play the piano every week.
- Memorize 4 bible verses.
- Build an email list for my blog (and maybe make some fun freebies for anyone who decides to subscribe!)
- Write and host 2 guest blog posts.
- Post 6 total blog posts.
- Listen to 4 educational business/marketing podcasts.
- Gain 1 new freelance client.