Setting Daily Goals

Setting daily goals might be one of the most important things you can do to stay organized. I don’t think I have ever set daily goals in writing, but only in my mind. I have always liked to write daily to-do lists, but I noticed that a scattered list of tasks did not give me a purpose.

A couple of weeks ago, I received quite a few Etsy orders. So, I made a to-do list of all the tasks and errands needed to fulfill those orders. But, most importantly, I wanted to set -at least- three daily goals to stay on track and on schedule.

Deadlines are very important in my Etsy business because if I don’t deliver an order on time, my product is useless.

Why Do We Need to Set Daily Goals?

You may wonder why it is necessary to set daily goals. Generally speaking, goals are long-term plans for the not-so-near future. But you can also have daily goals. Smaller, achievable goals are part of a bigger goal.

We all have things that we want to achieve or get done daily. For me, they are simple goals such as:

  • Go to the craft store and purchase all the supplies needed for Etsy orders.
  • Draft a blog post.
  • Complete -at least- one Etsy order from start to finish.

Daily goals give my day direction and a purpose. A to-do list helps me achieve those daily goals. I believe that the more things I have on my calendar, the better I use my time.

In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to daily acts of trivia.

Robert Heinlein

In other words, when you have a lot of free time, you tend to wander and become a slave to insignificant and unimportant things. To avoid this, try to set at least a couple of meaningful goals in your day.

Ready to Set Your Daily Goals?

Tackle your day with this printable page. Purchase once and use it over and over! Print in bulk, and have them handy on your desk!

Printable Daily To-Do List

I have a full-size planner for keeping track of appointments, reminders, payments due, birthdays, anniversaries, days off, vacation days, holidays, and anything school and work-related. But I also need a to-do list. That’s why I decided to create this one.

Daily Goals and To Do List - Free Printable

I can write last-minute appointments, phone calls, commitments, and errands on the daily to-do list. And, of course, I can set my 3 daily goals.

I have been writing to-do lists for years on a regular notepad. I never cared for pretty printables or fancy squares to check things off the list. However, I put a lot of hours of my days designing cards, invitations, notes, and tags for my customers, and I realized that it was time to create a custom and inspirational to-do list. Something that will set me apart from the rest and something a little more personal.

Here is the final result.

Neat To Do List

I included the usual spaces needed to write those tasks and an inspirational quote from my favorite author Paulo Coelho in this printable.

Start to do something. That way time will be an ally, not an enemy. @paulocoelho

I reserved a small space for setting daily goals. Assigning a space for goals held me accountable for getting more meaningful things done in my day.

I took this printable for a ‘test drive’ for almost 2 weeks. I printed several proofs and switched titles around until I settled for this design. There’s plenty of room for everything.

Highlights of the Printable Goal Setting and To-Do List

  • The space between the lines is tall enough to write freely without cramming your words.
  • Happy colors to keep you motivated!
  • The digital file that you purchase once and print repeatedly! Please abide by our TOU.

So, how do you tackle your daily things to do?


  1. I cannot download this printable and I really like it. Could you please send it to me? Thank you.

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  2. I’ve subscribed but there’s no way to get these free printables….The links just take you in circles….

      1. Same is happening with me!! Please can you send it to me cuz it seems impossible to download this free printable!

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  4. This printable is legit! I love the colors you chose, and how you included a quote. What a nice touch! Most of all, the categories you decided to include are perfect for me.

    I featured your printable in a roundup post on my blog. This is something I know my readers will love.

    1. Thank you, Tiffany! I appreciate the feature. This is indeed a great printable. I enjoyed designing it and tweaking it until I came up with something that pleases many! Have a great day! 🙂

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