A Goal Master List (pdf) that works with the goal charts below, makes it easy to see what will add value in different life areas, which value levels are lowest (and therefore highest priority), and what goals will be most effective to increase value.
Types of Goals
Example daily goal: I will drink eight glasses of water every day.
Example weekly goal: I will increase time with family by spending at least 30 minutes each week one-on-one with each person doing an activity of their choice.
Example monthly/yearly goal: I will save $1200/year by making a $100 deposit in my savings account every month and track with a chart to reach the target date of twelve months from today.
Is it a resolution, a habit, or a goal?
The first two examples are resolutions, or habits. There is no end point, they are on-going actions you intend to continue. Once they become a habit, they are easier to maintain.
The last example is a goal: it has a clear end point, and you know when it has been accomplished. The Goal Plans are a mixture of goals with an end point, and resolutions or habits.
A 3 x 5 version of the Goal Master List to keep with you. (pdf)
Remember to do a regular review of goals.