Monday, January 18, 2016

Journaling your goals - a new journal page series

Journaling and goal setting go together like peanut butter and jelly, like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and like, umm, other things that go really well together.

What I'm trying to say here is your journal is an ideal place for the purposeful reflection that effective goal setting demands. It's so much easier to manage your goals when they're written down, all in one place, where you can record your progress, develop new strategies for managing the inevitable bumps in the road, and plan for the next steps forward.

For last week's newsletter, I was going to write about the benefits of journaling your goals, but after writing several paragraphs, I realized I had more than one newsletter's worth of research. I considered expanding the article to three parts, but it just wasn't right, so I started over.

This time, instead of writing the newsletter -- sorry about that! -- I opened up Illustrator and started a new journal page. It was super-helpful to think in terms of prompts and to break down the process step by step. (I also took the opportunity to throw in a bunch of equally super-helpful doodle borders. Doodles make everything better.)

The result is a new and unfolding journal page series on Journaling Your Goals. The first page, the Pre-Goal Consultation, along with lots of thoughts and suggestions for your journals, will appear in this Thursday's newsletter.

Beyond that, I've planned for five more pages that will take you through prioritizing your goals, thinking them through, and tracking your progress.

See you over at the newsletter on Thursday!

P.S. If you'd like to subscribe, you can click here to sign up. (You'll also be able to check out my archive, which includes lots of good reasons to journal!)

4 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! First post is up over at the newsletter. I hope you'll love it. :)

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  2. Yay to my favorite journal-makin person and her thoughts, ideas and inspirational devotion (oh and kick-butt, fun printables)! FANTASTIC way of doing our goal setting! Thank you :)

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    1. Yay right back!! Thanks so much, Jocelyn! I'm delighted that you're enjoying this series so far. :)

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