Find time for your goals with Google Calendar

Whether it’s reading more books, learning a new language or hitting the gym more regularly, achieving your goals can be hard. One day it's a last-minute meeting... the next day it's a friend’s birthday dinner. And before you know it, your goals are out the window.

That’s why starting today, we’re introducing Goals in Google Calendar. Just add a personal goal—like “run 3 times a week” and Calendar will help you find the time to do it.

Goals are easy to set up 
To set a goal (like “exercise more”), simply answer a few questions (like “how often?” and “best time?”). Calendar will then look at your schedule and find the best windows to pencil in time for that goal.

Goals adjust to your busy life 
Achieving your goals isn’t always easy—especially when your schedule is changing all the time—but Calendar can help in a couple of ways. For example, Calendar will automatically reschedule if you add another event that's a direct conflict with a goal (yep, Friday night drinks just bumped that run!). 

You can also defer a goal at any time, and Calendar will make time for it later (no more excuses huh!).

Finally, Calendar actually gets better at scheduling the more you use it. Just defer, edit or complete your goals like normal and Calendar will choose times that suit you even better in the future.

A calendar should help you make the most of your time, not just track events. So as Google Calendar turns 10 today (?), we're excited for more updates like Goals, and to help you find time for everything that matters.

To get started, download the Google Calendar app for Android or iPhone, and set your first goal.