How to Stick To Your 2015 Goals
After my post on journaling to create an amazing 2015, I received a lovely email from a fellow blogger saying how much they enjoyed the post and had begun journaling! She said, however, that she always starts with a goal, specific intention, and then, as the year goes on, she loses steam and quits the process. In effect, she gives up.
She asked “how do I keep the momentum and intentions going after January?”
You must make your resolution a habit.
And yes, I believe one of the easiest and best ways to track this is via journaling.
I free-write three pages in a journal every day. I write about my progresses towards my goals, concerns, failures, successes, etc. And I keep doing it.
I find that, if you write every day, you realize where you are cheating, where you have succeeded, and where you could do maybe just be a little more dedicated.
The important thing is to just write three pages and not analyze it too much. Just to write what is happening. Get it down on paper. But then, don’t re-read it. Don’t revisit the previous day before you write each day. Just sit down and write what you are experiencing and how you are feeling around your goals, your life, your happiness, your career, etc.
Then keep doing it. If your goal is to run a marathon, write about how your runs are going, how you feel before and after, and how your progress is going. If your goal is to get a new job, pay of your debt, or make new money–write about the resumes you’ve sent out, networking events you’ve attended, how you feel about your debt, how you feel about the job process, etc. The important thing is to just write SOMETHING and eventually you will express how you feel.
And then do it again the next day. And the next day. And the next.
The more you continue to write, the more you will continue to progress towards your goals. And April will turn to May and, before you know it, you will accomplish some of your goals and need to make new ones and find new intentions, new ways to grow, and new ways to succeed.
And if writing isn’t your jam, you could record on your phone or computer. You could draw a picture every day. Just record your progress somehow each and every day.
And keep doing it!! Keep observing your progress, keep assessing your feelings, and keep on moving towards your goals and watch them shift and grow day after day after day.