For a long time I was worried that I din't have any long term goals, even if I had them they were too vague to take any specific action. So I stopped worrying about having those 40 year, 50 year goals and concentrated on short term goals. I have a list of very specific short term goals. I believe we have better chance of achieving short term goals since we can see immediate results.
Also, we can use these short term goals as mile stones for mid term and long term goals. For e.g. loosing 4 inch of waistline in 2 months is a short term goal, it can be a a mile stone in the midterm goal of getting a six pack after 12 months.
I feel that our short term goals and our daily routine should be in Sync. That will ensure maximum progress.
Short term goals -
1. To loose weight and get fit - By Slow carb diet + Ice baths + Weight training + Bet with a friend
2. To learn by reading more (through books and audio books): By reading more of Classics, History, Economics, Philosophy and Neuroscience instead of Bestsellers and reading slowly, internalizing each concept.
3. To plan my pleasures
4. To improve relations with existing friends and make new ones
5. Improve writing - By learning grammar and writing more
(Note that below is my ideal routine and usually, I manage to do just 70-80 percent of it)
Daily Routine -
Wake up @ 6:30 + Stretching for 3* mins + *Ice bath
Breakfast : Protein Shake + Protein biscuits / Egg white omelet with 4 eggs
*Reading for some time while taking notes
*Weight training at gym (while listening to an audio book)/ Cycling/ Swimming
Recovery meal with few carbs and protein + Practice Sketching*
Watch a documentary*
Listen to audio book if I am doing monotonous work
Play TT for 20 mins
Usual work for about 6 hours
Nap in my car for 15 mins
Have early dinner at Subway with a friend
Quick Grammar lesson
1 hour for commuting where I listen to audio books
Write a blog post + Brush teeth + Leg exercises + Cold shower
Fish oil capsule + Reading light fiction to sleep 11:30
On weekends I substitute work with following :
Hanging out with friends, more reading , spending time with family
(* Bare minimums)
(I will be tracking my 'ridiculously easy' habits every day in comments section)