Write Journal Entries – but base them in the future

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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