It’s great to keep a journal as it can really help your positivity journey. Do you keep a journal? How are you at setting goals in your journal?
Goals can be big or small and are a great way of keeping track. If you work towards your goal or indeed complete it then this can have a real positive effect for you. Completing goals daily will gain momentum, and continuing the momentum is productive not only for getting things done but ticking off the list gives a sense of achievement in such a positive way.
The idea is not to create a to do list but create a goal you want to achieve and can. You can set daily goals, weekly, or monthly. This choice really is up to you. Having several short term and long term goals is a great idea. Breaking down the long term goals can also help.
If you don’t keep a journal then I would highly recommend getting a nice book, preferably one you really like the look and feel of as this is where you can write down your feelings almost like a diary.
It may seem strange to you to set goals. Setting goals in your journal provides a one stop place for assessing where you are with your positivity, feelings and achievements. Ramblings, goals and writings are all in one place.
What sort of goals you set are up to you but setting them in your journal will give a sense of purpose.
Ideas for setting goals in your journal:
- Tidy the messy draw in the kitchen (come on, we all have one!)
- Mow the lawn.
- Go for a big walk.
- Switch off the TV & spend more time on you (or your family).
- Catch up with a friend.
- Go on holiday (long term, but add short terms to help reach this, perhaps saving, working extra, research your destination).
- Have a successful business (again, break this down to create smaller goals and see this bigger goal come to fruition).
Goals are not your to do list, in fact, I hate to do lists as I find a huge list always gets added to and never completed. To do lists can be negative and overwhelming. Why not swap your to do list for a goal?
3-5 goals a day is a great way to start.
Why not give it a go today?