The most effective way to accomplish a long-term goal is to incorporate tasks required to achieve the goal into your daily routine and focus on practicing those tasks instead of obsessively thinking about the goal itself.
I am starting to do just that.
In my case I have several long-term goals e.g. good health, good investment returns, small business endeavor, developing art skills, etc. My typical weekday would look somewhat like this.
- 6am wake up
- 7am cook and eat healthy breakfast
- 8am go to the gym
- 10am hang out at a cafe to read, listen and write
- 12pm have lunch
- 4pm stop by supermarket to buy material for tomorrow breakfast
- 6pm Youtube/Netflix time
- 11pm go to bed
Nevertheless, due to the traffic, I could not do this the day I travel to my parent house to practice woodworking. So, during those days (normally 2 days a week), I will do nothing but switching between woodworking and Netflix time for the entire day. Also, during weekends, I have to relax my schedule a bit to accommodate time for my family.
From now on, I will try and stick to this routine as much as possible. Let have my fingers crossed.