I love the concept of January being “a beginning” and that somehow, in January, you are magically cleansed and given yet another shot at making things happen. Some say this idea is simply an illusion. Maybe so, but it’s an illusion that seems to work well for this gal. For me, creating a list of goals during the first month of the year tends to set a productive tone for the next eleven.
This January however, I am inundated with a gazillion different goals swirling around inside my head, pulling me in as many directions. My mind pulls me toward career goals, health goals, financial goals and on and on, ’round and ’round they swirl. How do I begin to make a coherent list out of so much brain chatter?
I suppose my first goal could be… reigning in all that yakety-yak? But how? Hmmm, perhaps journaling could be of service.
Ok… 1. Keep a journal!
Great, got my first goal. But now the sheer volume of all I want to accomplish has me feeling queasy and overwhelmed. How do I manage huge goals like:
2. Create a portfolio for Children’s Book industry.
3. Create self promotion pieces.
4. Go live with website.
5. Learn yoga.
6. Allow myself more time to read.
7. Learn gourmet cooking.
8. Learn photography.
9. Follow my Bliss…?
I know! Break each goal down into smaller, more manageable, daily and weekly bits! –One often hears this advice from so many different sources. Maybe instead of muttering quietly to myself, “yeah, yeah, good advice” I could actually take that advice for a change, (another goal, possibly?)
Alright, I think I might finally be on the right track… nearing the goal line, as it were (sorry, hee hee.)
So if you’ll please excuse me now, I’m going to nip off and get to work dissecting some of my goals into bite size pieces.