Thank you for joining me on week 3 of the 6 week planning challenge in your bullet journal.  We’re just about half way there!

So far, we have looked at what you want to achieve by the end of your life and how you want to be remembered.  We have also completed some honest reflections on our current situation.  I know that some of you completing the challenge found last week’s particularly difficult and emotional. It can be tough realising how far away you are from your goals, but even by recognising this, you are taking a huge step forwards.

I definitely believe it’s better to have a long way to travel, than nowhere to go!

Left editedOn to the mission for this week,  I would like you to look at your completed challenge for week 1 and think about what you will need to have achieved in five years’ time to be firmly on track.  I know this seems a long way off, but you only have to think back 5 years to realise how quickly time passes us by.

These goals may well change, but they will still act as a useful guide for you when you are making decisions about how to spend your time. I plan to review mine at least once a year to check if any adjustments need to be made.

Right editedThe next part is to think about what you will have needed to achieve by this time next year.  It’s important to be realistic so that you don’t demotivate yourself, but also make sure you stretch yourself a bit and set targets that excite you.  Easy challenge this week?  Nope – sorry …again!

I went through a period of my life where every New Year’s Eve I would think, oh please don’t let next year be the same as the year that has just passed.  I did this for quite a few years before I realised that absolutely nothing would change unless I started thinking about what I wanted out of life and putting some plans in place.  No year is ever the same now!

I have added some more pages onto the Inspiration Gallery and they really make fantastic reading.  If you haven’t already, please do have a look and offer some support to others taking part in the challenge.

As always, I have saved these details on the 6 Week Challenge Page, created a download and my YouTube video will be up soon..

Please remember to keep using #journalwithpurpose and I’m really excited to see how you get on.  I would love to hear your thoughts down below in the Comments section.

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been” – George Eliot

2 thoughts on “Week 3 of the Planning Challenge in your Bullet Journal – Planning Ahead”

  1. Another tough week! I just stared blankly after I did the math for how old my kids will be in 5 years!! I’m in denial about them growing up, let alone being teenagers!

    1. Hi Candace, I can understand that! In 5 years’ time my daughter will be 20 and very likely not living at home. That’s a concept that I struggle with, but… it makes it even more important for me to have some exciting goals in place and to make the most of the new few years with her, whilst hopefully acting as a positive role model. When I look back 5 years to when she was 10 years old, I really don’t know where that time went! Good luck with the challenge 🙂

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