I do this nearly every day.
I will write future-based journal entries as if it’s the end of the day, week, month or year, but I write them in the morning, Mondays, the 1st of the month, or in January. So I’m writing about things as if they’ve happened, but before they’ve even happened yet.
I find this is a fantastic way to set and visualize your goals. If I had the perfect day, what would I write? If I achieved all of my New Years resolutions, what would I be writing on New Years Eve? It’s very uplifting, motivating, and clarifying to go through this.
When I write them, I write events and goals as if I had already accomplished them. When did I do them? How did it go? Was it hard? What did I do to get there?
It’s also helpful to review every few days, especially the weekly ones, and see if I accomplished everything I said I would. If I didn’t, sometimes I actually get going and go do it already, so I don’t have to revise the entry, rewrite the entry, or worse, know I just didn’t do what I knew I should or could do.
Try it and let me know what you think in the comments!
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