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Create goals in Google Calendar

You can make time for the important things in your life by creating goals in Google Calendar.

How goals work

When you create a goal, you choose how much time you want to spend on it each week. Google Calendar automatically schedules time to work on your goal.

If you end up having a conflict at that time, the session is automatically rescheduled.

Over time, scheduling gets better as Google Calendar learns your preferences.

Create a goal

You can only create new goals from the Google Calendar app. Any goals you create from the app will show on Google Calendar on your computer.

Change goals you've created

Edit a goal
  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the session you want to edit.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Update the session date or time.
  5. Click Save.

For other editing options, try editing the session in the Google Calendar app.

Mark a goal as done
  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the session.
  3. Click Mark as done.
  4. The session will be crossed out on your calendar.
Defer until later

You can only defer a goal until later using the Google Calendar app.

Delete a goal

To delete an entire goal, you'll need to use the Google Calendar app.

From your computer, you can delete a session:

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the session.
  3. Click Delete.

Change your notification settings

When you have an upcoming session, you'll get a notification.

You can only change your notification settings in the Google Calendar app.

Connect your goal to Google Fit or Apple Health

You can connect exercise goals to Google Fit. It’ll be marked as done automatically and moved to the time of your activity.

Learn how to connect your fitness goal to Google Fit or Apple Health.

Share or hide your goals

Choose the sharing settings you have for your calendar to learn more about which goal sessions others can see on your calendar.

My calendar isn't shared with anyone

Your sessions can only be seen by you.

See only free/busy

Anyone who you've shared your free/busy information with can see that you're busy during your sessions.

They can't see the title or details for any of your sessions.

See all event details

Anyone who you've given view access to can see your sessions' name, date, and time.

They can't make any changes to your goal.

Make changes to events or Make changes AND manage sharing

What people you've shared with can see or do:

  • See sessions
  • Edit a session's date or time
  • Delete a session
  • Add notifications for upcoming sessions that show only on their calendar

What people you've shared with can't see or do:

  • Create a new goal
  • Defer a goal, or mark it as done
  • See the details of a goal, including its frequency, time of day, and duration
I have Google Calendar through my school or work

If you got your Google Account through your work or school, you have a domain administrator who manages your Google Account settings.

What your domain administrator can see or do:

  • See sessions
  • Edit a session's date or time
  • Delete a session
  • Add notifications for upcoming sessions that show only on their calendar

What your domain administrator can't see or do:

  • Create a new goal
  • Defer a goal, or mark it as done
  • See the details of a goal, including its frequency, time of day, and duration

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