Studies show those individuals who set goals will achieve overall better results than those individuals who do not set goals. However, only 3% of the population set goals with measurable tasks on a list. I myself like to start my day with a list – anything from putting gas to my car, to work, to paying a bill. If it needs done, then it’s probably there.
A to-do list can be really long, and when you look at everything it can get really intimidating, really fast. Calendar blocking can help with scheduling a to-do list to make sure you stay on task. Although I’d love to take credit for this idea, I didn’t come up with it. Amy Landino also explains it well in this video.
In simple terms, calendar blocking is when you take your combined calendars of work and other activities and fill your free time with tasks on your to-do list. If you don’t have a to-do list, I suggest you read Making the perfect to-do list.
To stay a little more organized it will help to know your personality style you are. Take this DISC assessment first to know what style you identify best with. If you’re an S or C style you may love the idea of a list, but if you’re a D or I style you may not be the best at staying on-task. However, either way it will help to learn a new way to organize your list of tasks for any day. Then proceed with the Goal Setting Workbook for tips and exercises designed to assist you in achieving realistic goals. It will encourage you to set goals in career, educational, leisure and professional areas and to design practical objectives for implementing your goals.
If you want to manage your life a little more easily, read these tips on calendar blocking:
Is calendar blocking not the best fit for you? Check more tips on Goal Setting for Students with DISC.
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