How often do you set goals?
While goals do come in all sizes, from task level to life-changing, I set a few goals each day. Honestly, most ARE task level: "follow-up with Kellie..." "Send syllabus to Holly..." "Invoice client XYZ by 3:30..." but they are still goals.
Finding the right number (fifty is too many!) and prioritizing the order is and essential part of planning and it all starts with setting goals. Write it all down, and defer what does not matter. Focus on what you care about now.
Setting goals for each day keeps your days productive.
Even if (especially if!) one of those goals is "take a walk and rest..."
-- doug smith