Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Journal Writing Prompt 6

Goal Setting

April is almost over, so a new month, and a new beginning. Yes, I think of a new week, a new month, a new year - every new thing as a new beginning. :-) Gives one a lot of options for changing directions if necessary.

So our Journal Prompt this year to make goals for month of May. And they do not have to be just practical goals, or just routine goals - like do laundry or mow the lawn.

No, these should be goals that cover every aspect of your life that is important to you. Whether they are tasks that you need to do, a book you want to read, a movie you want to see, an activity you want to do with a loved one. Anything that you want to accomplish in May.

But be realistic in terms of time. If you know you are going to have 4 hours every week, do not make a list that will take 10 hours to complete. The more realistic you are in terms of the time you have, the better the sense of accomplishment when you cross those items off the list.


  1. I'm so glad these keep showing up in my feed reader, even though I don't get back to comment often. I really need to do this one though. The journal has fallen aside, but a set of monthly goals will help focus my mind, I think.

    And the whole "keep it real" bit is important too. ;-)

  2. I will have to learn to keep lis in my journal. I love making lists. Maybe I will make one in my journal and one on some paper to hang on the wall.

  3. Done (for October though, the second half. Oh well...)