Daily Docket


drink 8 glasses of water a day

Do you drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day?  How about the recommended 30 minutes of exercise?  I’m guessing that even though we know certain things are good for us, most of us still have a hard time scheduling them into our busy days.

Drinking water doesn’t even take extra time but I still have a hard time downing 8 glasses a day!  I also find it hard to exercise 30 minutes to an hour a day because it seems like I always get interrupted with a poopy diaper, boo-boo, or  a salesman at the door.  I also like to be in The Word every day but when our routine is thrown off I sometimes find it getting put off.

If you’re like me and have lots of things you strive to do on a daily basis, but rarely seem to get one of them achieved a day, perhaps you should create for yourself a daily docket to keep yourself organized and motivated.  Here is a look at the one I have created for my personal “to-do” list.

daily docket drinking water

I love having a daily docket because it feels great to be able to check things off as I accomplish them.  One key is to break your items into smaller accomplishments.  For instance, instead of putting “drinking 8 glasses of water on my list” I have it broken into eight checkboxes so that way I can check them off as I go and I can stay motivated without feeling overwhelmed.

I also broke “exercising an hour a day” down into 15 minute sections because the thought of exercising an hour seems impossible with my busy schedule but I definitely can fit in 15 minutes.  If I can do that 4 times a day then I will have met my goal, and if not, hopefully I’ve at least gotten in 15 minutes!

When making a daily docket, only include those items you need motivating to do.  For instance, I water the flowers and brush my teeth daily but I don’t need reminding or motivation to do those things.  Also, put your list somewhere you will see it multiple times a day.  Mine is on our fridge.

I created my daily docket using Microsoft Word and it is in a similar format to my customizable grocery list I posted previously.  I crammed a week into one column so I could print out three per sheet.  I just print the daily docket out, cut them into lists, and then use a magnetic clip to hang the daily dockets on the fridge.  Create your own daily docket or download my daily docket and change it to fit your lifestyle!

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