Goal Setting Series: Daily Practices & Behavior Triggers

Goal Setting Series: Daily Practices & Behavior Triggers

Daily Practices & Behavior Triggers 

Hope you guys are enjoying the Goal Setting series this month. This month, I wanted to provide you the mindset and resources to become the version you want to become in 2018. So far, we have covered the what, why, and giving your goal a facelift. On today’s post, we will be sharing daily practices & behavioral triggers…additional steps to help you align your days to achieve your goals faster and help you stay motivated.

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 Let’s start with the daily practices.

It’s important to set intentions every day around what you want to achieve. Leaving these to chance or when you’ll happen to remember is already setting yourself up for failure. Being strategic about your days is the difference between being successful and being disappointed.

Why is it so important?

Think about your days now… you come home after being away for 8-9 hours from your commute from your job, you order take out, your house is a mess, your exhausted so you just lay in bed watching Netflix or scrolling through Instagram…and you wake up the next day feeling deleted and disappointed on yourself for not really accomplishing the things that you want in life.

Let’s say, you’ve been wanting to start a healthy lifestyle, eating better, and start working out. What daily practices can you do to set yourself up for success? Below I outlined a few examples.

Plan your weeks – Every Sunday, plan out how you would like your week to go.

Here are other daily practices you could do to be more aligned with your goals. Start outlining your week so you already know what needs to get done. Less thinking, more doing.

  • Morning/Evening Routines
    • Meditation
    • Exercise
  • Journaling
    • Write down your intention for the week.
    • Write down why being and feeling healthy is so important you.
    • Jot down your wins for the week (Continue building momentum)
    • Start a blog to catalog your progress and make yourself accountable
  • Learn something (audible & podcast)
    • On commutes, keep your head in the game. Listen to podcasts & audiobook to teach you something in your pursue.  You may learn something that you can implement in your strategy. Make it fun! Experiment!

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 Behavioral Triggers

Along with daily practices, you want to start training your brain to help you with your goals. When you do some sort of action, it triggers you do to the next, and the next.

Your first trigger you could have in the morning is to drink a cup of water in the morning and soon after, put on your gym clothes. Gets you up and ready to start your day right. Another could be that once your alarm goes off, you’re NOT gonna snooze but sit up and listen to a guided meditation.

Sometimes our days can get so hectic that we forget all about our intentions, especially in the beginning.  So what can you? Trust on your handy dandy cell phone! Set reminders throughout the day to remind you of:

Your Favorite Quote…

the key to success is to start before your ready Click To Tweet

Your aspirational words…

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A thought you want to remember…

remember why you want it... Click To Tweet

Do you have any practices or routines that you do to be in alignment with your goals? I would love to hear from you below! Need some help? I created a Goal Setting Worksheet just for you to get started! In this goal setting worksheet, you’ll have a place for you to outline your what & why and additional strategies you won’t find on the blog!

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22 Comments

  1. December 13, 2017 / 8:13 am

    These are helpful and would even translate well to a child suffering from anxiety. Thanks

  2. December 13, 2017 / 8:32 am

    One of my best habits that has really improved the quality of my life is getting up early. I have a two year old, so being able to get up early, work in quiet, and enjoy my coffee is such an amazing way to start my day! I love feeling like I’ve accomplished something before she even wakes up.

    • December 28, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Waking up early and trying a slow start to my day is something I plan to tackle. I love sleeping in!

  3. Nadene
    December 13, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I don’t avoid unpleasant tasks associated with my goal. I tell myself to do just do 5 mins and then I just keep going

  4. December 13, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Journaling seems like a great thing to do. I would love to start with that in 2018. Thanks for the article!

  5. December 13, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Daily practices are so important. I’m trying really hard to tidy up after every meal and before bed. It’s hard with two little ones running around, but I know that I’ll feel better if it’s done.

  6. December 13, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I love how organized this is and how you give so many great tips!

  7. December 14, 2017 / 12:49 am

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to go back and read the rest. I am wanting to start the new year well. A couple of specific things I want to focus on so this will be helpful!

  8. December 14, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Great tips. I’m a huge fan of goal setting and creating action plans. I find a regular routine works best for me. I do certain things on a Monday each week, etc and this really keeps me on track

  9. December 14, 2017 / 9:27 am

    I think I would definitely benefit from intentional planning… not just that check-list of chores but also maybe an intentional attitude planning! 🙂 Journalling would probably aid this! <3 I also see the benefit from rising before everyone else… it gives you a moment alone (with coffee) and helps one feel prepared! <3

  10. December 14, 2017 / 9:36 am

    I am such an advocate for journaling. It has helped me with my goals so much these past few years!

  11. December 14, 2017 / 9:54 am

    That morning routine before everyone else is up is crucial for me…particularly during the holiday season. Good tips!

  12. December 14, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I like the idea of planning out the days on Sunday. I do this for meals, I can do this for other areas of life too!

  13. December 14, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Your writing is so encouraging! I love how you break it into simple steps. I love getting up earlier than my kiddos to have some time to work on and plan for my goals.

  14. Bailey
    December 14, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    I love this idea! Setting intentions is so important.

  15. December 15, 2017 / 8:33 am

    I love your thoughts about being intentional every day – with a plan of action. Such an inspirational post that I will be referring back to in the new year 🙂

  16. December 15, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Great article about being intentional with oneself. I plan for so many things, but will definitely start planning more for myself in future. Side note – I was cracking up as I read this because I just told my husband the other day about a trigger I had noticed about myself. If I don’t have my contacts in within 10 minutes of waking up, my productivity level is shot! Who knows why, but if I get up & get those contacts in I am ready to start my day.

  17. December 15, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    My biggest struggles are with the day to day. I love the idea of laying it all out so that you can see it in front of you. That is actually one of my 2018 goals (ironically enough). To be able to set realistic goals and KEEP them!

  18. December 16, 2017 / 12:03 am

    My morning routine is my anchor!! Look forward to it everyday 🙂

  19. December 16, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    I’ve seen the quote “Failing to plan is planning to fail” floating around a lot lately, and you jut reminded me of it again. Only the way you put it resonated with me more, because it is more how I do things. I kind of leave things to chance and my memory, and it’s not that reliable!

  20. December 18, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    That’s something I’m truly trying to work on in the new year: crafting a morning routine. I also love the tip about planning the week out, I’m learning to get better about planning my day, but I love the idea of planning a week out too!

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