A couple weeks ago, I posted my personal goals for 2017. The first of these goals was to visit or spend time with family and friends at least 2 times a month. The intention of this goal is to be a better friend and a more active participant in these relationships. It does sort of go back to the post that was the inspiration to my first goal like this for 2016. I have less and less time to spend with these people who are so important to me, so I want to make sure to take advantage of any time I have. And I know that my friends make me a better person, so if I can be a good friend and add value to their life, they will add value to mine.
Anyway, so far in January I have definitely been successful with this goal, but I wanted a way to keep track of what I’ve been doing and also to see the holes where I need to improve. The solution came, as it tends to do these days, with my bullet journal.
I am currently about 3/4 the way through my current notebook for my bullet journal, so I know that I’ll have to transition to a new notebook within the next couple months, so when I started laying out the spread for this goal, I decided not to worry about fitting the whole year in, just start with the first half of the year, and then I can revisit how the spread is going when I move to the next notebook and decide then if I need to switch it up, or keep it the same.
Because I want to concentrate on not going too long between interactions with each individual person, I made a list of the people that I wanted to concentrate on. I put friends on one page and family on another. Then made little boxes for the first 6 months of the year. I left a line at the bottom for “others” because I couldn’t give every person I know and love a line on the page, but I’d like to make a note when I do something with someone not specified on the list.
Then, in the little box for each month, I can put in a quick note if I did something with that person, talked to them on the phone, sent them an email or a text.
I also decided to add a bit of colour to the title.
I hope that as the time goes on I can add some cute doodles around the outside to represent some of the memories that we make while I am concentrating on this goal.
Do you have a way to track specific goals like this?