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I have about 24 "Other Goals" on Spark People. Do I actually accomplish every single goal every day? No! But having so many goals listed there allows me to do two wonderful things: 1) I can read them every day, reminding myself of my ideal day. 2) There are always more than 5 of them that I can honestly check off for having accomplished, thus maximizing my spark points and feeling the glow of accomplishment.

The types of goals this practice is best for are secondary or optional goals. For more important goals, such as exercising, tracking calories, etc. I don't even track them. I just do them.
- Submitted by GBOOMER 12/3/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 2 Comments
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MIMAWELIZABETH 12/3/2010 7:52:00 PM

    I have a lot of "Other Goals" too, most of them from joining Team Goals, which are tracked under our Other Goals page. However, I also list about ten of my own, and they ARE tasks I strive for that may seem easy, but AREN'T so automatic for me. I also change them - which is very easy to do - as my situation changes.

They're not all food and exercise-related either: I fight going to sleep at a regular time, so that's one of the goals. I'll also find myself getting cocooned at home, so Walk Outside is a goal. When my son was killed, and I realized I wasn't remembering to shower for days, I added THAT to my Other Goals.

Use the function to make it fit YOUR life and needs!
JEALOUSBAKER 1/8/2011 8:21:00 PM

    I have a lot of "other goals" and have found this extremely helpful. I don't know why I love getting the checkmarks so bad, but I do. I have found this to be the same with To Do lists on paper. I usually added the Fast Break goals and the weekly goals for Stage 2 in there so that I would remember to try these. And I have many other goals for things like eating fruits & veggies, getting enough sleep, doing Yoga, journaling, etc. I love that I can graph my streaks as well!

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