As we approach the end of January, statistics says that the majority of us have already given up on our New Years Resolutions, that is if you view your resolutions as a one off goal and not a whole year goal. As I have already discussed in my New Years Resolution post, for me, resolutions are goals to follow throughout the year. If you have fallen off the bandwagon the last few weeks does not mean that we should give up on them all together, we still have 11 months left in the year! Nobody is perfect, baby steps towards your goal is better than no steps, whatever your goal may be!
One thing I absolutely love is being organised and constantly motivating myself, but I am aware that sometimes this is hard to do. Some days we just cannot be bothered, motivation goes out the window and you find your self abandoning all objectives while you sit in front of the TV downing a box of Pringles! Staying positive and motivated for some is an ongoing challenge that requires work but with the right tools, I believe anyone can get up and change their lives for the better. As a lover of lists and stationery (haha), one method that has already helped me is to keep a journal of to do’s, notes and goals to constantly motivate myself. This year I have found the perfect planner to not only keep me organised, but to keep me positive and motivated each day. It is The Happiness Planner.
Not only is it a gorgeous and stylish planner, it also encourages its owner to to achieve their goals throughout the year and practice self reflection and positive thinking. Some of its features include
- A list of 10 positive rules to live by that you can go back to each time you fall of the wagon
- The planner starts with self reflection lists to help you identify your strengths, weaknesses, what makes you happy and unhappy, what you want to achieve in life.
- A page to write down what you wish to achieve this year and what your main focus will be for each month.
- The planner is sectioned by month, at the start of each month you write down your personal and work goals for the month, happy things you will be doing and a mini calendar to write down main events. At the end of the month, you have a page to review and evaluate your month.
- Each day is headed with a positive and motivating quote where you can record your schedule, to do list, main focus for the day, meals and workouts and jot down all the positive things that happened during the day.
Along with this amazing planner, I still use blank journals with positive messages on them to write down my thoughts and feelings to keep me motivated and organised. Keeping planners and journals is a tool I have used for years that has always helped me to be, not only organised, but to better myself and grow from my experiences. I believe no one is perfect but life is about growing from our mistakes and that we should should always strive to learn more about ourselves and others, and work to become the best person we can be. No matter who you are and what you have been through, you are capable of being whatever you set your mind to.
What do you think of this post? How do you keep organised and motivated?