|10-Year-Journal by Because Time Flies, Inc.|
I have not received an assignment for Week 3 or any further information about the Positivity Project, so I thought in lieu of that, I'd share a bit about my current journal. I've been a diary writer since fourth grade; at some times in my life I would write pages each day, and of course there are long gaps with nothing. This journal solves the gap issue. It's a ten-year format and it's a no-excuses way for me to keep up with my life. Because Time Flies, Inc. publishes this journal. Would you like a little tour? The pictures are intentionally a little blurry to protect my own privacy, but if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.
First, we have the section for Long-Term Planning. I have this information in my annual planner, but it may be helpful to transfer some of that here since my planners get archived as the new year begins.
Next, for me, is an important section: setting goals for the year. I do this each January so that I have something to aim for. The big goals go here, and I break them down into tasks as the year goes on. It's nice that there is a column to jot down if I've met or exceeded the goal; that's an empowering thing to fill in throughout the year and rather eye-opening in December if much must be carried forward. It says a lot about balance if many things are left undone or unattended to.
|2011 and 2012 goals. I set these in January; others might add to them throughout the year.|
|June 23 and 24.|
Between this journal and my Planner Pad, I am able to more or less keep up with myself. It's interesting to look back and see what was happening on the date I'm writing, or to see how we celebrated a birthday a few years back, or how a day first became significant.
Do you write a journal? Do you like to write a lot, or is it appealing to have just a small amount of space for a day's events? What works for you?