Begin the Year Strong with Journaling
By now, you have probably worked on your first quarter goals and created your New Years’ Resolutions, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to journal about in the new year. To have your best year ever, here are some things to add to your journal.
Always Start with Gratitude
Before you begin to talk about your goals or plans, you should always reflect on what you currently have. This is done by expressing gratitude, appreciating what you currently have in your life. When all you talk about is the negative thing or what you don’t have, your focus is on lack. Instead, focus on abundance by being appreciative for what you do have, what you can’t live without, and the people in your life that bring you love and support.
Write Down Your Goals and Plans for the Year
To start your year strong, you want to have a clear idea of your goals and what you want to accomplish. This might be a New Years’ Resolution, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, it is just a small collection of goals that you want to work towards in the new year. Deciding on this in January helps you to create a plan of attack where it gets you through to the finish line in a timely manner.
Break Big Goals Into Smaller Ones
Take these larger goals and break them down into smaller ones, whenever possible. For example, if you want to be able to run a marathon by the end of the year, you obviously are not going to start with extensive marathon training if you are a beginner runner. You would start with walking or jogging, and working your way up to long distance running. For a goal like earning a certain amount of money, you need smaller goals like getting a new job or starting a business, working on your marketing, or saving money for inventory.
Consider Your Quarterly or Monthly Plans
When you have smaller goals to work with for the year, you can then schedule them into each quarter of the year, or for each month. This is going to help you really crush those goals all year-long. Instead of waiting until April to realize you should have gone through ¼ of your list by then, you will already know what needs be done by the first quarter of the year.