|12-20-2009, 06:06 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
How can I remind myself to do a task everyday?
If you were to do a 30 day trial and everyday you would make yourself write down on your journal or read your goals every morning how do you remind yourself.
I constantly forget to read my goals every morning and also to write my journal. What can I do about it?
|12-20-2009, 06:37 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Hand write a list or a reminder and put it somewhere prominent like next to your bathroom mirror and/or by the kettle.
Also, be honest with yourself and if you are someone who has a very busy morning (like rushing to work) maybe reviewing your goals / writing your journals is something you could do when you get to work if you can take a little time to yourself before work starts, or in a break, or even when you get home.
While it's great to start the day that way, if it isn't happening for you then, do it later.
When I was working Corporate, I used to do my 'morning pages' (journaling) when I got home from work as part of my relaxing.
|12-20-2009, 08:03 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: France - Japan - Korea
Make it a routine. You probably already have a morning routine that includes picking out clothes, showering, putting on contact lenses, preparing breakfast, brushing your teeth etc. Make time for your new goal between some moments that are already established as routine. If you need an extra reminder, put an anchor object on your path - like leaving your journal on the edge of the bathroom sink, this way you'll think of it as soon as you brush your teeth.
|12-20-2009, 04:08 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
I've been putting a lot of effort into answering this question.
A while back, my wife and I made a commitment to eat dinner at home everyday, short of a monthly reservation. Fairly easy commitment actually! The lynchpin of this commitment is prepping dinner before work. For instance, if your having chicken, defrost and chop it before work. Chop your veggi's, ect. I like to call it the "Spaghetti Principle". Everything should be as easy as making spaghetti.
Anyhow, it's the same question. How do I get myself to remember to prep every morning?
What I've found works is to wake up 15 minutes earlier. When you wake up, you'll realize right away that the reason your up earlier is to do the desired task. I tried hanging up reminders but find that if I don't interact with them regularly, they become part of the scenery.
If you come up with something that works, let me know!
|12-21-2009, 03:30 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
|12-21-2009, 05:52 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
This is good to make it autopilot,
for me Idea of mobile task reminder worked great (utilize it morethan 3 years), but I have just change my mobile because of some voice quality reason and now creating daily task in this mobile becomes much more difficult now.
I need to find some good simple software for daily task, Do let me know if you are aware of any? whcih ask for task,and date,and time and thats it.
No end date, No title, No Ringer specific nothing. Just task, Date and time
Also having dashboard infront of dressing table with various slogans and images works.. I will try the bathroom idea too
|12-21-2009, 06:03 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Houston, TX
I would say do your best to take the goal out of your head and put the goal outside of you.
Put it on a calendar where you will see it and actively check off the days. I've been using the cell phone reminder and it works too. What's also worked for me is telling others about it. Make sure the "others" are supportive and not indifferent. There have been days I don't do what I had planned, but it's never because I forgot about it. It's less likely that you'll forget if you commit to being accountable.
|12-21-2009, 06:09 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
I currently have a manifestation/goals board that I made, simply by using some cardboard, covering it and sticking on pictures and words. Its at the side of my bed, so first thing in the morning I can look and focus on it, and last thing at night when in bed I can do the same.
I also have a minature version copied onto plain paper that I keep in my purse, and also have a copy I taped and put onto a cd. So, when I am out for instance in a traffic jam or on a break, in a que etc I can focus on it. I found that after a while I started to memories them and it came naturally e.g when going swimming and doing lengths for a long time in the pool I would recite them in my mind whilst swimming.
You could put your journal at the side of your bed also, to fill in when you get up with any dreams/ideas you may have had, and to fill in at night just before going to sleep.
All the best
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