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Goal Setting Tools 2020

Tue, January 07, 2020 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Goal Setting Tools 2020

4 functional tools and applications that will help you get organized and set goals in 2020


Happy New Year, All!

As a new year begins and everyone strives to set goals and become more organized as a means of having a productive new year, here are four functional tools and applications that can set you up for success in 2020.



Yes, Pinterest!  It is a great way to organize your thoughts and goals – visually. The visual aspect of Pinterest may intrigue visual learners who enjoy seeing their ideas. The application is free and user-friendly. The uses of Pinterest are endless as you have the ability to create a vision board for your year, on-the-go.



A Journal is still a reliable tool for 2020. It is a resource that has come in handy for all those who enjoy note-taking and idea-jotting. There are different types of journals that can help you be even more productive - a planner, for example. Planners have sections or pages for your daily, weekly and monthly goals. A place where you can see your own plans outlined, and enjoy the swift movement of checking them off as accomplished. A planner and journal can also work as spaces for reflection and celebration of written ideas.



If you prefer typing up your lists, notes, ideas, and goals, then here are three application options that are great for notes, audio, and organizing information:

Evernote is a great note-taking application that keeps you organized on-the-go, and on all devices. It also has different organizational features that make its users feel productive and have the ability to manage their tasks with ease. Evernote offers its products based on paid plans and a free basic plan.

If Evernote does not appeal to you, a similar application is Microsoft OneNote, which is free and can be used on all devices. However, the devices must have Microsoft Office or access to the OneNote website. OneNote allows you to manage notes, audio, PDFs, images, and more – OneNote can be “your digital notebook.”

Asana is a great project management tool that guides you through your tasks. You can set up alerts/reminders for when a task needs to be completed and it helps you prioritize your to-do list based on High to Low and stage of completion.



The always reliable post-it notes (sometimes referred to as sticky notes). This is a true and dependable way of making reminders and lists. Always trust in the post-it notes, large or small, because they will help you with your tasks.

Comments

  • Wed, January 08, 2020 9:38 AM | Amy T
    I keep pretending I am anti-paper, yet my trusty notebook (with my basic running "to do" list for the week, carrying incomplete tasks over from week to week) is my most important tool. Obviously post-its get added into (onto) the notebook as things come up.

    I've tried getting my act together with Evernote and similar tools, but it isn't as satisfying to me, which I hate to admit!! There's just something about drawing a line through a completed task and having to carry things over to the next week that helps me stay on track. Even for household tasks, I don't know what I'd do without my small kitchen whiteboard where I'll jot down what we need to accomplish for the day and I think we all enjoy erasing each line as we knock them out!
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