You may have a tendency to think you haven’t achieved enough… perhaps you are naturally pessimistic when it comes to the way you see yourself. Keeping a journal helps you count your blessings, cultivate gratitude and live by your values.
Every year I set up a new journal for myself. I have done this for three years now. It helps me document my year and reminds me of what I care about the most. Keeping a journal helps me review my values, goals and vision for the future. It has helped me to physically see how much I can achieve in one year.
Lately, I have been looking into manifestation and really have experienced the power of creating and holding a vision. I attempted Debbie Millman‘s exercise called “A 10 year plan for a remarkable life” and it was incredible!!
I used the below prompts to help me to reflect on my year and then come up with a vision. This is how you can set up your journal:
1. Thank you 2021
Say good bye to the year that has just passed, say thank you for all the moments you’ve experienced this year. A few headings that will help you to reflect on your year are:
- In 2021 my greatest achievements were
- Things I struggled with in 2021
- Three words I would use to describe 2021
2. 2022 Time Line
Draw a line in the middle of the page and the months of the year down that line. List events, milestones and projected deadlines e.g. birthdays, deadlines. This will be how it would look: link 1 & link 2.
3. Passion Road Map
- Life time
- 3 years
- 1 year
- 3 months
- 1 month
Make sure you record the date. This exercise is inspired by the Passion Roadmap Planner.
4. Start, Stop, & Continue
- What do I want to start doing this year?
- What do I want to stop doing this year?
- What do I want to continue doing this year?
Example of this: link.
This will do for now, next time I will share what I do on a weekly and monthly basis in my journal to self reflect and reconnect with myself.
Remember not to get too caught up in the details, the magic is in the process. Celebrate what you have accomplished and review what you haven’t, this way every year you become more you.
Have an awesome new year kids.