This is one of my most important goals, because I use my journal to reflect on what is happening in my day to day life, and also to provide direction for my goal setting behaviour. It gives me an opportunity to ‘ground’ myself and make concrete plans for moving forwards. So, I want to put 100% effort into achieving this goal. Most of the time, I will be writing my journal at night, normally before I go to my bed. This is simply because it is easier for me to carve out a slice of time to reflect then. However, one of my goals is to create a morning routine, and I think it will be possible to start journaling before I go to work/out for the day. I will play it by ear.
The important thing for me is to journal EVERY day. Not some days, or most days, but every day. Even if it is only for a few paragraphs, I think the grounding nature of journaling is very important. For the purposes of this goal, I am going to define ‘journaling’ as both the physical practice of writing in my journal file on the computer, and adding entries to goals here on 43 Things. Both will ‘count’ towards my daily journaling goal.
I will consider this goal met if I manage to sustain a journaling habit for over 30 days. So, on the 22nd March 2014 (my birthday, in case you were wondering why everything has a time limit set to the 22nd March!)I will look back and see if I have been journaling daily. If not, I will extend the goal timeframe another 30 days and schedule time to appraise the situation at the end of it. 2 weeks ago