Right now, the most important goal of my life is having a routine/consistency and organization. To make progressing on this goal easier for myself, I came up with a daily checklist for all the things I want to have in my daily routine. I further categorized the checklist into morning, work, lunch, evening and night routine. This is a checklist for weekdays only, as my routine on the weekend differs due to being off work.
Accomplishing this goal will be the biggest achievement of my adult life, as it’s something I have constantly talked about and wanted for over 3 years. I first lost my routine due to having a flexible schedule since I work for myself, rather than an employer that requires a fixed schedule. However, the truth is, I am the kind of person that thrives better with a fixed schedule and routine. I am okay with some flexibility but I’ve realized that I really need routine/consistency for my mental wellbeing. Since I am my own boss, I am tired of making excuses and blaming my business for not being able to have a routine. I am ready to take responsibility for myself and my life and do what it takes to help myself.
The best part is, accomplishing this goal will automatically mean achieving atleast 15-20 other smaller goals that come directly from having a routine/consistency and organization. However, as this is a lot to manage all at once, I want to break it up in smaller pieces. I am willing to spend as many weeks or months as needed to accomplish this goal, because finally having a routine will greatly increase the quality of my life and allow to move on to bigger and greater things in life. Right now, I can’t even begin to think about other things, as I am not even doing the basics that I want for my own life.
My technique is to take it one step at a time but make consistent progress everyday and track it on a daily, and then weekly basis. Everyday, starting tomorrow, I will check at the end of the day, how many of the 64 things on my checklist, I did that day. It doesn’t matter how many things I do the first day, as long as everyday, I either increase that number or atleast keep it the same. Then, for the 2ndweek, my goal will be to beat my number from the first week, and so on and so forth, until I am able to consistently do everything on this list on a daily basis.
These are a lot of changes and I am super excited. These are the things that make me happy and I am so happy that I’ve finally been able to get organized enough to create the checklist in the first place and I now have a simple method to make fulfilling my goals much easier for myself. Join me on my journey, as I try to make my life what I want it to be.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for my next post where I will share my daily checklist.