Christmas is over and it's time to think about
the new year! I've been so excited about planning
more for 2019! I'd love to work on my blog again
and get organized a bit better. Get healthy,
practice my lettering, be more creative.
Also, spend more time with family, praying
and digging deeper in my walk with Jesus.
I just want much more for 2019!
I believe we all do! Tired of staying in the
same place. Feeling unaccomplished is not what
I want to be feeling and I'm sure all you out
there want that also.
So this year I'm going to purchase a planner or
planners to track my goals, my thoughts and
accomplishments. Update the way I track
those things that are important to me.
A few month back I did purchase a bullet notebook
to see if that was something I would enjoy doing.
It was and it wasn't. With a bullet notebook,
I found I had to draw in my calendars, any
tracking charts I wanted to use. If I was
taking notes on a book or books, I had to
decide how many blank pages I needed in between
for each book I was reading. I didn't know how
many pages I would need for the month. This type
of planner was to time consuming, for me
and it stressed me out! A lot of you out
there may just love the bullet
The positives for a bullet notebook were,
I could carry it in my purse. It was
great taking notes of my thoughts and ideas.
Then I could transfer those notes or ideas
into my planner neatly. I could doodle
and be creative while waiting at the doctor's
office. Yes, I could use any other type
of note pad with or without lines, but the
bullet planner is great for practicing your
lettering. The dots helped keep my
letters uniformed which I really love!
I do much better with an actually Calendar planner.
I hope to use more stickers, use some of my rubber
stamps and use more creative lettering.
I do believe we all need at least one goal.
If not 2 or 3. This is my thought process and
I'm just going to share it. Say I want to lose
weigh, (which I do), make healthy choices and
change a few things about myself, maybe a new
hairdo, try out some new makeup looks.
I do want to work on getting closer to
God by reading and studying the
bible, praying more.
One goal would be to lose weigh!
I need to decide how many pounds I would like
to lose and how much I hope to lose in a
certain amount of time.
If I want to lose 15 pounds, (I believe
I can lose 5 pounds per month or every 4
weeks). How long will that take me to
lose, 3 months. This does
not sound to crazy to me. It seems reasonable.
(15 pounds to lose) divided by
to lose within the month or every 4 weeks) =
3 (months or 12 weeks).
So in three month I can reach my goal.
That sounds great, but we still need time
to plan out our meals, plan out which
diet plan we want to follow like the
Ketogenic, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig,
Atkins, Zone Diet, etc. There are so
many different diets out there.
Make sure you break each goal down like the example
I have below to lose weight.
Before you start, you need to plan a day to get
your grocery list together.
1. Decide how much weight you want to lose
and how long it will approximately take you.
2. Write your start date and your finished date on
3. Plan your meals, and write out a grocery list
4. Take a day to clean out some of those items that will stubble
your diet. Left over cookies, toss ice cream tub you know is
bad for you, etc.
5. Write your start date and your finished date on your calendar.
6. Do you plan on exercising? Decide what will really work for you
3x a week or maybe it's 5 times week. Make it reasonable and
realist! Start slow and check with your doctor if necessary.
7. Write out your exercise days on your calendar.
8. It's time to go shopping for those foods you will need for the
9. Get your meals ready for the next day and now you're ready for
your very first day of getting healthy!
10. Track your results!
Other Goal Ideas to track/journal:
Cut Sugar Out
Drink More Water
New Hair Style
New Style of Dressing
New Make Up Looks
Be Kind To Yourself (I will
not think negatively about myself!)
Build Better Relationships
Start Your Own Business
Plan Out Your Time
Keep Up With My Chores
Organize and Declutter
Join a Group
Learn Something New
Cut Your Debit
Spend More Time with Family
Plan and Maintain A Garden
There are so many areas we can focus our attention on! Most
of us what to improve ourselves and we want
to get things done in one way or another. So don't
over complicate it and overdue it with too many goals. Break
down each goal. Record in your journal, planner and track
I've listed only a few ideas! Decide on which
goal you really want in 2019. Choose your planner
and start planning! Make things happen!