2017 went by so fast, a lot happened, at some point, it was difficult keeping up. I saw pictures of myself on a friends’ phone and for 3 minutes I was wondering which event was it. My new year’s gift to myself was a journal to write down all plans and goals for the year, I hope to fill every page by the end of 2018. Cheers to a beautiful year.

During the second half of the year, I picked up an organizer (all thanks to Irene that dragged me to spar) and started writing down monthly plans and goals. The first month, I achieved 75% of the plans and goals I wrote down, it was then I realized it had to become a daily routine. I tasked myself with writing down everything I want to achieve every day, it gradually became a way of life.

Buy wheat bread at grand square. Who am I kidding, buy white bread!!

This year, I bought a journal to write down my plans, ideas, goals, and activities for the day and month. The importance of committing our desires to paper cannot be overemphasized, it’s a simple process, but it pays great benefits. Writing out our goals provides the opportunity to articulate them clearly and makes their achievement appear closer.

Great ideas can pop up at the strangest times but they tend to not stay for long in your head. It’s important you capture them fast or they are gone in the wind.

Journal writing goals benefits
“to keep the stress away” because Lagos

Writing things down reminds you what to focus on. Often, we get caught up in our everyday business, hustle and lose track of what is most important, to keep yourself on track – instead of just keeping yourself busy with low-priority tasks – simply write down a reminder that can stop your thoughts when you see it and guide you back on track again.

It is difficult to look back without also looking forward. As a result, when we write down our goals and plans, we naturally begin to look forward, and the next step becomes easier to see. You can use a journal to keep an overview of your thinking over a longer time span. It can help you recognize both positives and negatives in your thinking and actions.

If your memory is anything like mine, you need a journal.

P.S I read a research paper that states being forgetful is actually a sign you are unusually intelligent

 

Deji Adefila
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2 Comments

    • Ayodeji Adefila
      Ayodeji Adefila Reply

      I love the fact that an idea comes to my mind and i can write it down immediately.
      Thank you very much for stopping by.

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