How I set goals – Step 1: Writing out my ideal day

//How I set goals – Step 1: Writing out my ideal day

How I set goals – Step 1: Writing out my ideal day

Hi! It’s Elyse from Synoply, your synopsis of everything to do with the video. Welcome back to my channel. In today’s video, I’m actually going to be talking about goals. It’s the start of a new year and I absolutely love to set goals and I’ve got some audacious goals for Synoply as well as my own personal life and my other business.

Goal setting is something that I have done since from when I can remember honestly. I actually found this notebook the other day. I started probably writing it when I was in primary school and then I found this page on the back and it says what I want to achieve at my high school.

As you can tell, I was super cool in high school.

I know a lot of people always say to me that they don’t know how to write goals. I think it’s not that they don’t know how to write goals, I think it’s something don’t actually know what they want and so a lot of the time you get stuck in these sort of web of like writing goals that you think you want, but you don’t actually want.

A lot of people will write stereotypical goals about like losing weight or having lots of money and sort of all of those different things which may, in fact, be your goals but a lot of the time, if you dig deeper, there are other underlying goals that you may not know that you want to achieve. So I have a really great exercise that I always use which is called my ideal day and that’s how I work out the foundation of what goals I actually want to achieve.

If you never heard of my ideal day, it’s this exercise when you actually go through the process of writing your day out from start to finish imagining it’s your ideal day. But ten years ago, I found this exercise and just fell in love with it and ever since then I’ve always written out what my ideal day is and I update it quite a bit. So in the last year, I actually updated my ideal day twice. What I do is I have a Google document which I write it out and I will date it. Then when I want to create an updated version, instead of just typing over the top of the old one, I actually create a new version or a copy and I re-date it and I’d love to be able to go back and see the different versions of what I imagined my ideal day would be.

I’m not going to read out my ideal date in full to you. I might give some snippets. I’m not sure. But I pretty much want to read out I guess the structure so what I include in there, how much detail because I know a lot of people don’t really know where to begin so I thought this might give you a foundation for writing your own ideal day.

I write what time the alarm goes off where I wake up, what the room looks like even down to the detail of I’ve written that I have electric blinds that open and they’re set on a timer because I sleep really well when the room is pitch-black, and what can I hear, what am I laying in, who’s laying next to me, how do I feel, what are the sheets made out of, I think my friend Emma made me put that in because I don’t know what sheets are made out of, what type of pillow case I have, what am I wearing, colors and what do I? So like I take a moment to think about the day ahead. Then I get out so I go into the (inaudible). I look in the mirror. I look at my hair and how that looks and how is my skin.

Then where do I go next? In this case, I want to go to Pilates and I want to walk there. I write what type of laptop I have and how long the battery power lasts for which is ridiculous, but I have always been plagued with like laptops where the battery dies so that always frustrates me. My uploaded video to YouTube. I talked about the Internet’s speed which just so nerdy, but I get so frustrated when like my videos don’t upload quickly so like I talk about how fast I want them to upload. I check my inbox. I log into Netbank, check my bank accounts. I look at my investments. I look at my savings all that sort of stuff.

What do I pick to wear? Where do you go next? You go to an office, your own office, a co-working space you don’t even go to work. Maybe you don’t want to work at all. All throughout the day—detail, detail, detail of everything that’s happening. Where do I go in the afternoon? What time do I get home? Do I cook? What do I cook? What does the house look like? Did a cleaner come during the day? What do we do after dinner? Go for a walk.

Now, if you have a significant other in your life, you may want to talk about what happens at that part of the evening or you can just skip that and then I talked about like you know my bedtime routine and maybe like meditating before I go to sleep and then how much sleep I get. I literally just put in as much detail as possible.

That is a bit of a sneak peek into my ideal day and the most amazing thing that I’ve found from doing this exercise is that as you refine, refine, refine your ideal day, your actual life is sort of meant to become more and more like your ideal day and that’s because you’ve really focused on what it is that you want to achieve and you set your goals around that. But I’m going to be talking about more of that in the second video, if you want to be notified when that comes up, make sure you subscribe. If you liked this video, please give it a thumbs up so that I know to make more videos on this topic and I look forward to seeing you in part two of this series.

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