Time Management Tip: Set Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Goals
As we watched our daughter at her swim lessons this summer, we heard her instructors remind the kids repeatedly to set goals for themselves. What did they hope to accomplish by the end of the class that day, the end of the week, and the end of the summer? It didn’t matter if they actually achieved all the goals they set, but they wanted the kids to focus on some specific, measurable actions that they could work on. While they learned a lot of other things during their class time, they were able to work a little harder and focus a little more when it was time to work on the skill they’d set as their goal. When it comes to our holy hustle and the work God has called us to do, we also need to set goals. What is it you hope to accomplish by the end of today? The end of the week? The end of the month? Write down just one goal for each of those three time periods and keep it nearby in that space you created earlier. Focus on the work that needs to be done to accomplish those specific tasks. Make your goals specific, measurable, and realistic – leaving time for rest.
Inspiration: “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Resource (affiliate link): Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life – Lara Casey
Lara Casey is one of my favorite people to follow on the internet. Her books are always full of encouragement and practical guidance that I really enjoy as a fellow working mama.
Such a simple idea but so good!