Remember this phrase because it is essential to reaching your goals as effectively and efficiently as possible.
A great way to track your daily exercise and sleep goals is through the use of one of the many fitness smart watches, for example, FitBit Versa, Samsung Gear 3, Apple Watch Series 4, etc…there are many to choose from. I bought one of these watches about a month ago, it has been an excellent self-monitoring tool, as well as a motivator to keep moving and keep on tracking!
Tracking your daily goal accomplishments by utilizing a fitness smart watch is a type of self-observation system; any type of self-monitoring increases awareness. This will allow you to effectively evaluate your lifestyle behavior change challenges and successes.
In my book, chapter 3 on Goal Setting: Keeping You on Track with a Vision of Success I add a little more depth to the topics of self-observations systems and self-regulation strategies.
Remember...gaining awareness is the first fundamental step in goal setting, when you are able to do this, you are then able to make the necessary adjustments in your goal pursuits!