This was the first week on the new Daily Habit Targets I set.
First, to address a good comment by Paul --
"I would feel overwhelmed if I had to do 18 things every day! But if it works, great for you!"
If you look closely, only 5 points are strictly "work" -- Write, Declare/Complete (pick a key action and focus nonstop on it until complete), Progress on Biggest Thing, Touch It Once/TIZ (email primarily), FianlVersion cycle (clear off misc. to-do's).
Four are primarily planning/controls -- Plan for Eating Healthy, Track Time, Nobility of Character, and Plan Tomorrow.
The others are largely related to health, wellness, and leisure -- Morning Routine, Eat Healthy, Significant Offline Time, Exercise, Walk, Nap/Recharge, Something I Enjoy, Sleep Well.
I came up with the list because it's everything that -- almost without exception -- always should be done to be max healthy, well, and effective.
There's a few more things that could cycle onto the list -- finances or people related items. Time tracking could cycle off.
But besides that, I always want to spend a huge chunk of the day offline. I almost always produce more if I'm doing something I enjoy (reading, socializing with someone smart and having great conversations, time with family, swimming, whatever).
As always, I aim for a 70%+ hit rate; things will rarely be 100% perfect. But it also shows me a warning of where things are off track. As you can see under "Touch It Once/TIZ" (which means process my email effectively) -- that one didn't happen so well this week. Neither did handling miscellaneous to-do's. But my physical health is going well, and I'm doing big stuff, and that's a good start. Will look to adjust shortly.
It's been very fruitful so far. It's always questionable if a system like this ought to endure, and how long, but the short-term gains and insights have been tremendous, and I'll definitely take it further.