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Do you set yourself daily goals?

Biblioklept
Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,436 Disability Gamechanger
I was really inspired by @Sandy_123's question on another thread and would love to see other peoples answers. <3

Do you set yourself daily goals? If you do, would you share what sort of things are on them?? 

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger
    I have more long term goals, my daily goal is just to get through each day and not to let whatever life and certain family members throw at me get me down. :)
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 44,020 Disability Gamechanger
    Nice one @Biblioklept
    I do tend to say at night, tomorrow i will do that, this and the other. When the day comes I never do what I had planned or i may do 1 of them. I don't know why.
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    I do, it can be anything from spending a little bit of time exercising to checking through my multiple bank account statements making sure it's all running 'smoothly' (occasionally I can't be bothered but I guess it's quite important I do check lol). I'm the same as @Sandy_123, some days for me are a complete blur.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 9,804 Disability Gamechanger
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,563 Disability Gamechanger
    I do.  Getting meals in, cleaning teeth and checking emails are things I aim to do every day. 

    Then things like shaving, vacuuming, doing laundry and checking new properties on the housing website are all things I do on specific days.  I know I need to do them the night before.  

    If I've got 'one off' tasks to do, such as buying a birthday card or renewing insurance, I'll also set that type of thing for a specific day as well.

    I don't have much (any!?) motivation, so I have to rely on discipline to complete every task I set myself.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,436 Disability Gamechanger
    Sandy_123 said:
    Nice one @Biblioklept
    I do tend to say at night, tomorrow i will do that, this and the other. When the day comes I never do what I had planned or i may do 1 of them. I don't know why.
    I do this basically every day, apparently it's link with my ADHD and executive functioning but I don't know, sometimes I think I'm just lazy   :D  
    Do you beat yourself up over not achieving what you set out to do or are you okay with it?
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,436 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    I have more long term goals, my daily goal is just to get through each day and not to let whatever life and certain family members throw at me get me down. :)
    Can I ask what some of your long term goals are? I think the fact I don't have any might be part of my problem. 
    I just assume I can change my entire life in a day and can't plan that long term
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,436 Disability Gamechanger
    If I've got 'one off' tasks to do, such as buying a birthday card or renewing insurance, I'll also set that type of thing for a specific day as well.

    I don't have much (any!?) motivation, so I have to rely on discipline to complete every task I set myself.
    The one off tasks you mention, how do you remember to do them? Do you write them down somewhere? Set an alarm or does that stuff just stick with you?
    I don't have any motivation either, except for those quite moments before I fall asleep on an evening where I decide tomorrow I'm going to change my whole life and get a whole list of things done... and then fall asleep and pretend it never happened :D  
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,436 Disability Gamechanger
    stormy said:
    It depends how well I feel; Ive learnt not to most of the time as it just adds pressure and makes me feel worse.

    However, if I have a good day I will find myself doing stuff and then I will set myself a load of goals for the rest of the week. I will assume Im "better now" and plan as if I am, then I will be massively disappointed if I cant do them the following day. I cant seem to stop doing it either LOL
    Hahah sorry to laugh but this is very very familiar to me!! It sucks and that self-disappointment is just the worst. I'm sorry you get it too <3
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    I have more long term goals, my daily goal is just to get through each day and not to let whatever life and certain family members throw at me get me down. :)
    Can I ask what some of your long term goals are? I think the fact I don't have any might be part of my problem. 
    I just assume I can change my entire life in a day and can't plan that long term
    Just the normal things really...

    To improve my health mental health wise
    Become independent, not need parents to do things for me or go out with me
    Get a job
    Get my own house

    :)
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 44,020 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't beat myself up any more about it there is always another day 
  • C_J
    C_J Community member Posts: 715 Pioneering
    I try to take every day as it comes but I do have OCD and like routine I don't kind of make a daily plan.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,563 Disability Gamechanger
    If I've got 'one off' tasks to do, such as buying a birthday card or renewing insurance, I'll also set that type of thing for a specific day as well.
    The one off tasks you mention, how do you remember to do them? Do you write them down somewhere? Set an alarm or does that stuff just stick with you?

    For things like insurance I rely on email reminders about a month in advance. 

    For things like birthdays, I only have a few to remember and know which months they're in.  They are also in the calendar on my phone and laptop so I can double check the exact dates.

    For anything else, I assume if it's important enough then I'll remember it...if I've forgotten about it, it can't have been that important.  :D

    I write a list for a week or two in advance, including everything I have to do on each day of that fortnight.  It's a 'rolling' list, so I'll add a few more days to it when I think about them or when I'm adding things to a shopping list.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Daily goals are something I've been trying to implement. I find I am far more productive on days I have a daily goal and a schedule. It's a bit of a struggle to make it a consistent habit though! I'm hoping with the structure of working at Scope now it will help ^^
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  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
    I write down when I take my meds and what time.

    If I exercise I'll write down what I do.

    If I'm trying to stay off alcohol or takeaways I'll write it in my calendar and see how long I can stay off it.

    I find it better writing stuff down let's me be in the know of my own life lol 
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,436 Disability Gamechanger
    life said:


    If I'm trying to stay off alcohol or takeaways I'll write it in my calendar and see how long I can stay off it.
    I do this too, not for alcohol or takeaways but this type of gamification of tasks and things I want to do is the most reliable way I've found to motivate me to do things! 

  • selfmed
    selfmed Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    edited August 2023
    I try to set goals. Stopping tobacco and using my volcano vaporiser to consume my medically prescribed Cannabis. Never smoked tobacco since I  had a Quality medical recommend herbal vaporiser like Stork&Bikel Volcano 🌋. 
    What a difference giving up tobacco has made and having a prescription for cannabis flowers. No fear of arrest or eviction not forgetting the relief I get for various conditions. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,331 Disability Gamechanger
    I did when my eye-sight was ok even just small ones, now it's becoming difficult
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