Introducing… my Best Self Journal

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I’ve been thinking for a while that I needed an organization strategy that wasn’t just my pile of to-do list… and I think I’ve found one to try. The Self Journal is my new project, and I’ve already seen some awesome results.

The organization of a Self Journal isn’t about just structuring one’s daily and weekly and monthly schedule. It organizes you toward goals. At the very beginning, I set some major goals for myself: I want to do a better job of keeping in touch with and caring for my friends and family, I want to increase exercise and healthy eating, and I want to up my game in my writing work. The journal helped me identify sub-tasks, motivations, and even rewards for when I accomplish these things!

The journal lasts for 13 weeks, and I plan to make a post every week about what I’m experiencing and seeing from the journal. It is very different from all my past yearly planners, but I hope to pay better attention to the goals of this planner and really try the system.

Already, I’ve noticed that I love having a morning and evening moment for coming up with things to be grateful for. I also love the “lessons learned” and “wins” sections each day. I normally don’t take enough time to focus both on a productive framing of my failures – i.e. what they taught me – or on a moment of my own success. For me, unfortunately, most successes just manifest as a moment of relief before I move on to something else, and already I’m noticing that I am more grateful for my successes and more excited about doing better each day.

I’m also recording more memorable moments – things like my co-workers dressing up as witches and making me smile as they give candy to the rest of the staff today – and that is something I’ve never done well enough. I hope to be able to report more progress on my 3 goals next week because of this experience, but for now, feel free to check out the SELF journal at this link!

6 Comments, RSS

  1. livepositiveblogblog November 2, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

    Will be really interested in your weekly updates, as I think a self journal could be the way for me to organise my life too. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Tammy7711 November 2, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

    I love that journal!

  3. jackcollier7 November 2, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

    That is so cool and smart. Kudos. <3 <3

  4. 3C Style November 2, 2017 @ 8:02 pm

    This self Journal seems very interesting. On my way to check it out. Can’t wait to read your weekly updates. -Dominique

  5. Liv Miles November 2, 2017 @ 9:33 pm

    This sounds like a great productivity tool. Thanks for the post!

  6. Cindy Anderson November 3, 2017 @ 11:15 pm

    I hope your new plan helps to keep you organized and motivated. 😊

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