Each New Years for the past handful of years I've written down a list of goals. They used to be much more fantastical than they are now, but I loved the way it got me thinking about what I needed, wanted, and dreamed of doing in the next 365 days. This past New Years I realized how helpful it was and that I should go to that thinking space more than just once a year! That's where the list making began.
I started by getting a new little notebook. This fed my office supply obsession (ha!), but also helped me to start fresh. I wrote lists under general topics. For example, I created a career list of my biggest goals like retiring young all the way to current goals like attending local networking events. I made a travel list of dream destinations. I made a list of characteristics I'm proud of and things that make me unique, so that I acknowledge them and can better tap into them! I also created a 1, 5, and 10 year list that I don't live by, but I continuously add to and look back on.
Another way I've been able to set my intentions is with my planner! I have two absolute FAVORITE planner brands that put my mind at ease. One is Ban.do. It is a colorful planner that is totally girly, but super fun! I used them for years and still would! This year I got a Passion Planner as a birthday gift. I really really dig it! I love that it has room for reflection and room for monthly goals. It is very useful for anyone trying to stay mindful!
This week I'm challenging myself to:
1 - Be intentional
2 - Be proactive
3 - Be more organized