Ideas for Journaling During the First Quarter
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Happy New Year! I hope everyone is settling into 2020 well so far.
If you have read either of my blogs (The Rebooted Mom MD or Life: The Reboot) for a while, you know that I write about journaling — a lot. I plan to do the same this year.
I also will continue to create different journals and planners this year as well — most will still be published on KDP. However, I may also put some fillable PDF versions of some journals in my store at Life: The Reboot.
If you like journaling, there will be a lot to like here!
Let’s get started!
New Year, New Plans…What to Write?
With the start of the year, comes that feeling of new beginnings and starting over in whatever area of your life you feel needs improving. This also means focusing on the first quarter if you run your own business, which includes the first three months of the year. Here are some ideas for what to journal about in the first quarter of the year.
1. What Do You Want to Do During the First Quarter?
To make it simple, start with figuring out what you want to get done before the first quarter ends. So, think about what you want or need to accomplish before April of this year. If you have already been working on your big goals for the year, you probably have a good idea of what needs to be done during the first few months. If you fail to do this type of planning, the quarter will be over, and suddenly you realize you haven’t gotten any closer to whatever your personal or professional goals are.
And remember they don’t have to be big business goals either. Maybe there is a small vacation you want to plan, you want to visit a friend you haven’t seen in awhile, or you are trying to save money. These can all be included in your first quarter planning as well.
2. Getting to Your New Goals — Journaling Each Small Step
Once you know what you want to accomplish in the first quarter, you can start creating goals, tasks, and figuring out what small things to focus on. Are you trying to save a certain amount of money before the second quarter? If so, figure out what you will do to save that money. Are you getting a second job or will you be cutting your expenses and changing your budget? How much do you need to save weekly or monthly in order to reach your goal?
3. Unfinished Business from Last Year — Write It Down!
Missed a goal (or two) from last year?
The first quarter is a good time to catch up with what you didn’t complete last year. This can give you an idea of what you need to work and what areas of your life you are neglecting a little bit. For some people, it is their personal life that gets left behind, for others, it is menial tasks like organizing or filing taxes on time. When you know what you didn’t get done, you know where your focus should be in the first quarter.
Journaling works so well for keeping track of your new beginnings in the New Year. It doesn’t have to just focus on business but you may find that journaling about any goals you may have could push you closer to making them come true.
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I love journaling, too. So good for clarifying the mind and as you suggest, reaching and figuring out goals. This year I am devoted to reviewing goals instead of just talking about them and setting them and not taking action. Feels really good —
So glad to find your blog!