The interweb is swimming in ‘new year new you, drink green smoothies, set fabulous goals’ wisdom right now – and that’s perfectly perfect, because now is the ultimate time to set some goals for the year ahead. A fresh, crisp year to play with….oooh I just love it!
This year I’m trying to keep goal setting simple, because I really overdid it last year (spending a whole day coming up with a big list of intentions that mostly never made it off the page).
There are stacks of year planners and journals to help you put some structure around your goals, like this one from Kikki-K, this one called the Daily Dream Creator, and Leonie Dawson’s super colourful life goals workbook.
This year I’m trying the Self Journal (a Kickstarter success story) because it deals intensely with just a 13 week time block. Everything is undated, which I love (if you go on holiday you can jump back in when you return without wasting blank pages). Each day is broken into hours so you can schedule everything into your day. There’s space to write your daily targets, wins and lessons learned. And mindfulness is built in at both the beginning and end of your day with time for gratitude and reflection. I’m using the Self Journal to train me into taking consistent action (one of my goals is to post here on the blog once a week for the next 13 weeks – so you’ll be able to tell if it’s working!).
The Self Journal includes the story of the 20 Mile March, a real life story about a race to the South Pole that ended in success for one team and death for the other – the story made me understand that consistency is king – read the story here
If you’re hungry for bigger results in 2016 I also recommend reading The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte.
Happy goal setting! I’ll leave you with this great quote…
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C Maxwell
Do you set goals? Can you recommend a good goal setting journal? If so please share details in the comments so we can start a useful list here