There are all types of goals one can have. Goals can be something active, like things you’d like to get done that day or something more mental like working on yourself.
For example, goals could include putting in a load of laundry, baking a dessert for shabbat, not screaming at the kids, only check email once today, etc.
Here’s a story from my own life:
I woke up one morning after having gotten VERY little sleep the night before. All I could think about was how I couldn’t wait for the day to be over so I could crawl back into bed and go back to sleep. What a waste of a day! I decided to make a goal for myself. Often, when I’ve gotten very little sleep, I have much less patience for my kids, find myself getting frustrated, yelling, etc. My goal for the day was that despite the lack of sleep, I was going to control myself. I would remain patient and calm throughout the day (I was a stay at home mom for 2 little kids at the time.) By setting this goal for myself, it brought meaning into my day. My day suddenly became an exciting challenge to live up to. I was energized. It was no more a potential “wasted” day.
I challenge you to make small goals for yourself each morning when you wake up, and see how it changes your day.