But I do enjoy a simple tool or trick to help keep me on track, and so far this is the best one I've found.
I used Elise's Daily Goal Tracker last year at work, and it was really awesome! Her motto for this process is "progress - not perfection" and I think that really helped me on those off days, and especially when a week was left uncoloured.
This is not only a good way to keep on track with a goal, but it also encourages starting good habits (and maybe kicking bad ones...) and sticking with them. And I love that there is no pressure. So what if I miss a day or two (or ten)?! I just let it go and move on to the next day. And looking back at the entire year I can see that for the most part I accomplished what I set out to do. And that feels really amazing! Never have I found such a profound or obvious objective recap of the success of a goal set...and met!
Get her 2016 Goal Tracker here. It's only $4USD and you get a couple of digital files in different sizes, and the option of starting your weeks on a Monday or Sunday. I definitely recommend getting this file, printing it out, and posting it somewhere that you will look at everyday.
I had one at home that I put in a closet, and totally forgot about. This year I plan on posting one at work and one at home again, but this time in a better place! I haven't thought about my Work Goal yet, but the "get outside once a day" was definitely a lifesaver for me last year. My Home Goal is going to be "Wash At Least One Dish Everyday". Sounds lame, I know, but I have a major motivation problem when it comes to washing the dishes. I have also tracked a definite correlation between my overall mental health and whether I keep up with the dishes. Go figure.
I have posted my Home Goal sheet in the kitchen on the face of the cupboard above my sink. Can't get more obvious than that!
Do you have a simple tool or trick that you use to keep you on track with your small goals...BIG GOALS?
p.s. My Home Goals sheet is working already! I posted the sheet on the 30th, and I washed my work dishes that night. It might not seem like a big deal, but it's a big deal to me. I use this because it works, and here is the boring proof. Huzzah!