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.
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!