Jerry Seinfeld famously motivated himself to write every day by hanging a calendar on his wall and checking off each day he managed to sit down and write.
I love this concept, and because I’m a little obsessed with my iPhone and all things Apple, I’ve started to implement this system using an app called Goal Streaks to track the progress I am making on various priorities. There are plenty of other free and less expensive apps that have the same functionality.
By default, we often focus on tasks that feel immediate: answering emails, running errands, cleaning the house. It can be hard to zoom out and remember what’s really important to us when we’re looking at a sink filled with dirty dishes.
Which is why there’s something very powerful about having a visual reminder of your priorities, somewhere, to reference. For me, the act of meditating every day is something I know will help make me a better friend, employee, daughter, sister. And so it makes the list.
What are you trying to remember every day in 2015?