Goal Setting

How to conduct effective weekly reviews

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Do you want to: be more focused, more productive, set effective goals and slay them all? Enter the weekly review. Learn how to conduct a super effective one that will ensure many productive days and weeks ahead!

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Are you in the habit of reviewing your goals?

If so, how often do you do it?

Reviewing your goals is a very critical step to take in achieving them. It’s so easy to get bogged down by the little things, constantly reacting to what life throws at us instead of being proactive. It’s so easy to let life pass us by.

The days bleed into months and then years.

Many of us find that though time moves forward, our goals never do. We make the same resolutions year after year, the same tasks and projects appear on our to-do lists each week.

How do we solve this? How do we ensure that we make progress on our goals?

The Answer: The Weekly Goal Review 

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Goal Setting

Why setting goals is important

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The 5 reasons why setting goals - both long term and short term goals are important for you. Goal setting worksheet; goal setting printable just for you. Start planning your life today!

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What are your goals for next year? Where would you like to be at this time next year? What would you like to have accomplished in the next three years?

How do you feel when you are asked questions like that? Annoyed? Excited?

When I was younger I would feel incredibly annoyed whenever anyone asked me those questions – and they were rather frequent! Like how the heck would I know what I was doing in 5 years time?! Let alone next year? And why was the need to set goals so important when I can do whatever, whenever I want?

But now that I’m older, I finally recognise the importance of goals – having gone through a couple of years in my early 20s just existing from one day to the next, not being very ambitious or motivated.

Having been planning my life goals for a few years already, I’ve come to really appreciate how useful the process is.

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Distracted all the time? Can't get anything done? 12 time management strategies to implement. Time management tips to manage your distractions. Grab your free checklist too!

You know how it’s like – You need to get a crap-ton of stuff off your to-do list, but it seems as if there are tons of distractions around you and those items on your to-do list keep getting pushed to the next day…and the next…and the next… ugh

I have been making some changes to my blog over the past month or so and that was the exact problem I experienced. I kept putting off my work. Every single time I needed to sit down and get something down, I managed to find something to distract myself from what needed to be done. And I know many of you have been in similar situations before.

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How to Stop Procrastinating? Regulate your emotions. An interview with Dr Timothy Pychyl. More on how to stop procrastinating tips and ideas in the article.You’ve been through this many times, haven’t you?

You want to finish up that essay, clean up that corner in your room, get through those 5 pesky things on your to-do list…

But you just can’t seem to do it.

Instead, you find yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed, daydreaming or maybe even skimming through this article.

Being an avid procrastinator, I’ve tried tons of time management hacks, downloaded plenty of apps; thinking that there must be a problem with the way I spend my time. But this article by Dr. Timothy Pychyl opened my eyes. It’s not so much about your time management – though that is also important – as it is more about your emotional state when you are about to do something.

Dr. Pychyl has devoted many years of study and research into the area of procrastination, having written a fascinating number of articles and books on it. An Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Dr. Pychyl is also a Director for the Initiatives in Education. I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Pychyl recently and he has shared his insights and tips on tackling procrastination.

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Need time management strategies, ideas and time management tips for your life? Here are 12 of the best time management blogs you should follow right now. You will be mastering time management in no time!You stare at the clock…ticking away.

3 hours. That’s all you’ve got and the deadline is up.

To your left, a pile of laundry sits in the corner – untouched and unwashed.

And that pile of letters on your desk desperately needs mailing out.

“Oh, if only I had more time to do all these!” You think.

You start to panic, running your hands through your hair, feeling the anxiety build up…but yet here you are, reading my blog scrolling through your Facebook feed for the umpteenth time.

My friend, you can get ALL the above and more done. You need better time management skills.

And to help kickstart your journey to becoming a time management guru, we’ve gathered 12 of the best blogs and online forums dedicated to the subject. These are chock full of tips, tricks, strategies and ideas that will be having you finishing projects way before their deadlines, and balancing that with the unwashed laundry, mails and whatever else life throws at you.

Here we go!

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50+ music playlists from spotify, soundcloud and tumblr for insane focus at workAre you someone who needs to have the radio on while you work?

As someone who grew up with the radio always on in the background, I find it extremely hard to work in an environment that is completely silent (libraries don’t work for me). I focus way better when there’s abit (noisy cafes don’t work for me too!) of noise/stimulation in the background and that’s where music comes in.

Read on for some links to playlists that help keep you focused while you work.

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