With 2017 coming to a close and 2018 soon to arrive, everyone is thinking about all their goals and new year’s resolutions. It is at this time of year that we begin to think about everything we have done in the previous year and everything we wish to do in the upcoming year. We begin making lists and goals and posting about it on social media. For me? I have goals and resolutions too, mine, however, are written in my bullet journal and many revolve around bullet journaling and blogging. Today, I wish to share my goals and resolutions with you. I am using you, my audience, as my accountability partners.
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Bullet Journaling My Resolutions
My bullet journal is my sanity, without it life would be chaos. So naturally, my goals are written in it. There are my big goals for 2018, my monthly goals, my weekly goals, and my daily goals. Not sure about bullet journaling and want to learn more? Check out this post.
My big life goals are written in the front of my journal and are up for re-evaluation as needed. Goals should be reevaluated regularly. These goals are long-term goals, goals that may take the entire year to complete. Read more about writing effective long-term goals here.
To create this page, I used Arteza Watercolor brush pens to create the colored category backdrops. I then used the Pluqis micro-color liner size 10 for the page title and a black Papermate felt tip pen for everything else. I love the way the Arteza and Papermate pens pair together.
I am making a point to be more intentional about creating and following through with my goals. So, each month I will have a few goals that will help me to reach my long-term ones. The purpose of the monthly goals will be to keep me directed toward my goals.
Moving down the list, I am also creating weekly goals. My weekly goals are broader than monthly goals in that they do not necessarily help me work toward my long-term goals. Though, some do. These weekly goals help me meet deadlines and organize my week.
Believe it or not, your to-do list is simply a list of small, very short-term goals. As such, I will almost always have a list of to-dos’ in each day’s box of my bullet journaling weekly spreads.
Creating Effective Goals
The purpose of this post is not to define and walk you through effective goal-making. However, since it does focus on goals, I wanted to give you a brief overview of what an effective goal is. An effective goal is measurable, easy to understand, realistic, specific, and has a time limit. Remember these six characteristics (SMART) when writing your goal strategy.
With 2018 being inevitable and resolutions and bullet journaling also inevitable. I have decided to share my goal strategy with you. I hope that now that you understand my goal strategy and how to create effective goals, you will be able to find your own strategy.
Take these tips and create your own resolutions bullet journaling strategy!