Have you ever had an experience that showed you how helpful it can be to write things down? When you’re trying to get to a certain point in life, you can actually use your writing ability to help yourself to break down a list of things that you need to do to arrive at a desired result. Some people have turned that way of life into services that help people to gain control over their lives. Without organization, it’s easy to feel lost, but this article will show you how to use your journal to visualize dreams and goals.
Pick a Good Time
To get this whole thing started, you have to make sure that you have some time set aside so that you can focus on the task at hand. It doesn’t matter what else is going on that day as long as you have some kind of quiet time when you can sit down and do some serious thinking and recording of ideas. For some people, the early morning is a great time because most people and their family are still asleep, so they can sit down with their respective aspirations and get some things figured out. My husband is an early riser and he uses the early morning to do a lot of his planning.
Whatever time you pick should lend well to that task of prioritization of your goals. Every person is different so if you’re used to a lot of noise and bustle, then you might not be as bothered by the presence of people while you’re looking at these dreams. People who require more concentration however might need to find time during a day off, or a day when they avoid any kind of interaction with other people online or on their phone.
What It Can Do for You
What is your reason for journaling? People journal for a lot of different reasons, but the topic here is talking about something very specific that you can use as a tool. One massive way that journaling can help you to attain your goals and dreams is through the ability you have to focus and problem solve anything you’re working on at the moment. It can help you to pay attention to the specific things that need to be fixed.
When you write these things down, you’re giving your mind a tangible affirmation that will help you to make your dreams become a real thing. The primary difference between real plans and imagined plans is that real plans involve taking steps to attain the goal. Imagined plans are vague ideas that don’t have real focus at all. The only thing you’ll usually know about those will be that you want to do something, but you haven’t spent any time trying to learn how you’re going to get there.
Another great thing about listing these goals is that they give you a chance to reflect on the things that make you feel gratitude in life.
Busy vs Productive
A lot of people fail to realize how much of a difference there is between being busy and being productive. People who are busy always concern themselves with random tasks and can’t focus on making real progress they can enjoy. Productive people execute carefully reviewed plans that allow them to make leaps that improve their lives.
Much of this is done through recalling details repeatedly until the productive person feels like they know everything about the plan that will be taking them where they truly want to go. There are certain things that your mind requires that will make you healthier. Much like a physical workout, there are rest periods that your body requires. Many of the same principles are at work during study and work periods. You don’t need to be preoccupied all day. Balance is an important part of growth. When things become imbalanced, you won’t function as well and your work will suffer.
While you probably won’t always have a 7-day span to rest and replenish yourself, it’s good to try to have a day when you disconnect yourself from the rest of the world. Especially when it comes to your work. You’ll need to find some time to get this kind of rest. When you’re not under as much obligation, it would probably be a great time to sit and think about how you’re going to accomplish a few goals. Giving yourself a rest will help you to be able to process things a lot more clearly once you’ve completed a rest period.
Find Somewhere Outside of Your Daily Grind
The best way for you to utilize time off to think or to rest would be to try to find a spot that is completely outside of your normal scene and where you won’t have any emotions tainting your experience. It’ll be a blank slate with no expectations other than to be able to rest. Take full advantage of this time because it’s going to help you to come back with renewed excitement for your projects.
Take time to jot down your goals, to sit and relax and think about what it feels like to have attained those goals. Using your journal gives you a way to visualize those dreams and goals.
I hope you enjoy choosing a journal that you can use and putting it to good use.
What are a few things you do to track and accomplish your goals? Share below.
Here’s to your goals!