Daily Routine: Goals and Tasks

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan. – Margaret Thatcher
Yesterday I wrote about wanting to nail down a workable daily routine and my homework was to create a list of the goals and tasks that would be part of this routine. Because I work from home, I have integrated some home tasks with work tasks.Here is what I have so far, broken down by goal and supporting tasks:Increase the visibility of my blog

  • Tweet 5-8 times a day
  • Post new content 4-6 times a week
  • Interact on Facebook
  • Read/write email
  • Weekly email newsletter

Further self-growth

  • Read book(s) 15-20 minutes
  • Read blogs 15-20 minutes
  • Listen to podcasts (when traveling in car)
  • Social interaction in person and social media

Write e-books

  • Research
  • Write
  • Prep and Publish

New Year, New You Series

  • Develop content
  • Research
  • Write
  • Schedule venues
  • Promote

Arbonne (MLM company)

  • 10 calls/interactions
  • Check stats and website for updates
  • Place orders
  • Interact with team
  • Coaching

Fine Needle (online yarn shop)

  • Read emails
  • Ship packages
  • Update web store
  • Knit on sample(s)


  • 1-2 loads of laundry
  • Sort mail
  • Pay bills
  • 15-20 minutes organizing
  • Plan meals

Wow! Will there be enough hours in the day?! Seems a bit daunting, but some of the items don’t necessarily have to be done every day. And some of the items may be outsourced, although most of the tasks listed will be handled by me at this point.

The next step, other than continuing to refine my list, is to determine how much and how many. How much time should be devoted to task and/or how many tweets/posts/calls in daily quota. Some of those numbers I already listed, but now I want to see what things I can group together, even if they are tasks from different goals.

How do you combine or group your daily tasks?
This post is Part 2 of a series on Daily Routines:

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