I was “forced” to start using Google Calendar when I became a teacher, to keep track of all my classes, but it’s been helpful way beyond that.
I used to go with the flow and do things when I felt like it, and I still do to some extent, but having dedicated time for all the things that matter to me have helped me grow so much.
I like a good mix of stability and flexibility in my body and in my life.
For example, I have 3 hours of studying set in my calendar every Sunday morning. Some weeks I do 5, some weeks I watch Columbo instead.
But I know that 80% of the time, I get studying done, and long term it truly pays off.
Having a calendar gives me consistency over time, and prevents life from getting in the way of the person I want to be.
Do you use a calendar for your personal “goals”? Do you find it helpful?
Here’s a little self-study for you to do today.
– it should be realistic
– it doesn’t need to be perfect
– it should allow for a certain amount of flexibility