Saturday, 1 January 2011

Journal Writing Prompt 15 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year, my fellow Journal Scribes. I hope 2011 has a better beginning for you than it does for me (flu since 26th, and still going). 

Of course traditional thing to do on a New Year's Day is to make a New Year's Resolution. But I don't like resolutions, because they have this negative connotation that no one actually keeps them.  So I make goals. You can do whatever you want. Goals, plan, might-do, resolution...etc....but why don't you take some time today to journal about where you would like to go and what you would like to achieve in your life, or in your self in 2011. 

Without a goal post, it's impossible to aim for something. Even if the goal post changes later on, at least you have a direction to go in.

So think about what dreams you would like to pursue this year, and get journaling. 


  1. I agree with you: we make the same resolutions which we still never stick to. So set more do-able goals: want to get outdoors more often and exercise?
    1-Buy trainers/hiking boots, and put them on
    2-Open the window and breathe deeply
    3-Reward yourself with a beer/creamcake/plate of french fries. Delete as applicable
    For more helpful hints:

    Have a Happy New Year!

  2. I hope by the day you're well again?!

    Like you, I'm also no fan of New Year's Resolutions ... but this year I'd like to make an exception, I'd made some Writing-Reading-Designing-Art-NYR! Have a look:
    Goodbye 2010. Welcome 2011.

  3. Great post! I just posted an exercise on my blog about making New Year reflections, instead of resolutions.

    Have a Happy New Year and hope you get to feeling better soon! :)