The Power of Calendars for Achieving Year-Long Goals

1st Quarter Refresh

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Calendars. I live by them.

If it’s not in my calendar I probably won’t remember. “Mom brain” is not joke. I have a shared digital calendar with my husband (it’s the only way we can keep our schedules straight) and I have a traditional wall calendar posted up at home.

Traditionally, I used my calendar app to set reminders, keep track of my husband’s schedule, and mark down coffee dates with friends. Recently, I discovered a whole variety of new things to put on the calendar.

  • Reminders to call friends and clients
  • Blocked out time to hit the gym
  • Dedicated time to send emails
  • Important people’s birthdays

What can’t you do with a calendar? Plus, I found I can add emojis to the subject like. It makes look at the month view all that more tolerable.

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Today’s Objective: Write calendar goals for the whole year (or at least this quarter)

Olivia Muenter from Apartment Therapy suggests that you go through your calendar and mark down important dates and reminders. Coworkers and friend’s birthdays, work anniversaries, project due dates. Set reminders for when you’d like to achieve items on your professional bucket list.

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