Why should I keep a journal, why should I write?.. Im not a writer....
Oh I beg to differ! You have a lot to say whether you see that or not, you have views and ides on just about anything! So, You should "Passion Plan" for sure.
Now yes, if you have been reading my blogs for a while then you know I LOVE the Passion Planner but this isn't so much about the planner but the idea of the planner.
You need a map for your life, right? I mean your life is a journey and who goes on a journey without their trusty map? NOBODY... So, why not have a roadmap for your life. what do you want to do this year? Ask yourself...
What is my destination for 2015?
Write it down
Now... think about all that you need to have in order to get there... write all of that down on the paper around this "destination" much like how we used to brainstorm in 2nd grade, we need to brainstorm what our goals are and think about all of the random things that pop into our head in the 5 minutes we sit and focus on NOTHING but that one goal. what do you come up with? probably quite a few things, and at least of few of those things are the steps in between your beginning and your end.
So...now its time for the journey... what you do at this point is take each of those ideas and or goals and things that need to happen to reach your destination and you rank them in the order that you need to accomplish them. that is your road map... now you have 12 months... thing about what needs to happen each month in these 12 months to get to that goal by the end of the year. does it seem like a lot of time? maybe... but its not.. you have to focus, choose goals that you can realistically meet and make sure that you focus on each thing one at a time.
Now this would be why i recommend the passion planner lol... no I am not paid to endorse it and I unfortunately have not even had the pleasure of meeting this talented woman Angela Trinidad but I certainly admire what she has done and It is perfect for someone who is ready to buckle down and focus on their goal for the year and make sure they handle their business!
BUT why write... yes lets gat back to WHY we need to write.. you have so very many ideas floating around in your head and so many things that you have to do, which is how you easily get caught up in the "busyness" of life. what writing out these thoughts helps you do is keep tabs on what you need to do and then organize all the ideas that are associated with it, it brings order and organization to your thoughts. you can see clearly. much like with anything else in life, organization allows you to see and locate things easily and be able to do it stress free so consider organization as the ultimate stress- reliever.
I write ALOT... lol I pretty much write andy and everything and often times i end up throwing sheets away of incomplete thoughts but thats another thing i will change in 2015, i am going to keep one notebook for each month and keep it that way, EVERYTHING goes in the notebook, my journal, my work notes, my ideas, my sketches, everything, so i guess i need to determine what is the best thing to use for that and that again of course is an entirely different battle.
However I have many many many goals for 2015, and sometimes i feel i am taking on a lot BUT if i continue to stay focused and with my routine and keep everything in order with what needs to be done each day in what order at what time and when I can do more I do MORE! I am set! All that i needed to do was set my mind to it and focus on it to make it HABITm this is my life now, i will love it because it is what I want it to be and in 12 months I will be a better person and Iw ill be consistently and disciplined because i stuck with it!
You NEED to write, you need to keep track of what you want to do and what ideas you have to get there and how you feel when you try and fail and how you feel when you finally succeed because you decided to NOT give up.... we know what i feels like to give up and let ourselves down, lets see what is feels like when we stick with it and REFUSE to give up!
Dawn aka Javi is a Super Cool 32 year old wife and homeschooling mother to 2 young boys and now one new baby girl!!