An Illustrated Goal Guide: The Idea
January 29, 2015
Hey Sweeties! Thank you so much for stopping by! I so hope you enjoy the first part in my illustrated goal guide and find it helpful, too! I’m really proud of it (aww…)!
On some level, the idea of me (ME!) making a goal-setting guide is pretty ridiculous, given my – ahem – stellar track record (“Doctor, doctor, heal thyself!”, right?)! But on the other hand, I’ve got a hunger that perhaps a less muddled soul may lack! What do you think? Whatever the case, the process is helping me hugely, and I so hope you will benefit from my ineptitude (or former ineptitude…? Too soon?) as well!
The guide itself is a bit idiosyncratic (albeit evidence-based) owing to the fact that I’m making it as much for myself as for you guys! I’ve emphasized the points that seemed the most relevant, useful & interesting to me, or that had the strongest evidence to support them. I think it mostly speaks for itself, but I do want to highlight one piece – that bit where it says we should ask ourselves “Is anything bothering me?”, and examine any potential conflicts with other stuff in our lives.
I find this so helpful.
It might sound touchy-feely, but reflection is practical. Like, maybe you’ve got a goal that’s going nowhere fast, because you are supposed to work on it on Saturdays, and you are going biking/for brunch/sleeping in instead. Well, that bike ride/brunch/sleep might be important! So that’s a conflict that needs to be gently worked out.
I think a big reason I didn’t pursue the blog earlier was that back then I couldn’t really see how to squeeze it in without squeezing out time with my baby (honestly, I could hardly feed myself!). And in truth, that wasn’t a trade I was really willing to make. I couldn’t articulate that at the time – it was just a nagging feeling – but I think if I’d have been able to, I would have been a little less hard on myself, or maybe I would have been able to work out a way of chipping away at it without compromising that relationship.
That’s all I wanted to say!
Next week I’ve got more coming. The next stuff is a little more concrete! Less about thinking and more about doing.
Have a great week! And as always, I would love forever and a day to hear what you think!
P.S. Sources used to create the whole guide listed here, if you’re interested.