If you’re new to bullet journaling and you need to back up a bit to find out what it’s all about,
visit my post Why Bullet Journal?
In it I concisely explain the concept and provide tons of links to more inspiration.
My bullet journal has become that sacred place where I put all the things I hope and aspire to be – my to-dos yet dreams. Setting goals is something I firmly believe in and strive to do in order to keep myself working towards my dreams. However, I also believe that if I do not make goals that have a time line and specific, actionable tasks associated with that timeline, my dreams will die. Therefore, I have a spread devoted to some of these ‘dreams’ that I would like to bring into being over the course of the next year.
You’ll notice each goal on my dreamline is defined and associated with a time. Each of these goals also has a series of tasks underneath that I should be working towards to meet that goal. It’s amazing how easy some dreams appear to be when you simply write down the steps it takes to achieve them!
Anywho! The point of this post is to give you several ideas for page layouts and spreads that can help you love setting, tracking, and achieving your goals. I’ll show you a couple other ‘goal’ related pages of mine and get on with the round up.
This is my weight tracker. I don’t necessarily have a goal written here, but you can see that I will reward myself for getting to certain weights. Once I reach the place that I am happy with, I’ll set rewards for maintenance of my hard-earned weight!
Lastly, one of my new goals it to start ramping up my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I want to begin providing resources for teachers to purchase and use in their classrooms that will 1) save them time from creating resources and 2) be excellent tools for educating their students. It’s something I’m passionate about and it’s not legit till its in the Bujo, right?!
Now for the round up…
Fitness Goal Setting Inspiration
This is a fun, simplistic way of recording your fitness. The important part of fitness goals is just getting out there and doing it, and I think that as time passes this page from @Bujo_Jo would serve as a real encouragement as to how far you’ve come!
I love this page layout from Productive and Pretty because it doesn’t emphasize the weight that you’re at, but rather, the amount of weight you’ve lost. Not incorporating dates with the goals also allows you to continue tracking your progress even if you falter, where the alternative would have to be ‘catch up’ or create a new Bujo page. This page was the source of inspiration for rewarding myself at increments along the way in my own fitness journey.
Financial Goal Setting Inspiration
I absolutely love the cuteness of this page! Although if I were to use it for inspiration, I’d probably put the amount I saved each week in the coins rather than just the number of the week. I think I’d also put a $$ amount in the piggy for what I want to have at the end and what I want to use it for!
Here’s another color-as-you-save goal setting page, for if you don’t like the piggy with coins. =]
Nicole separates her savings goals into categories and names them, yet keeps with the trend of color-as-you-save. The envelopes are another fitting ‘themed’ inspiration.
Instead of going for cutesy, Ursala goes for ultra practical and organized. She has identified various funds she would like to save money for, lists how much she’ll save per week, and how many weeks she’ll save for. As she puts back the funds, she shades in the boxes. Genius!
General Goal-Setting Pages
Get to Work Book has a simple way of recording all kinds of goals in one place and tracking your progress in a easy, themed way.
Sarah’s Chapter has a two-page spread to inspire! Rather than literally track progress, because honestly, some things are difficult to quantitatively track, she opts to reflect on the month and fill in how well she believes she did in the given area. This might be a great match for those of you who don’t want to sit down and reflect every day to keep track of goals.
I’m definitely thinking I’m going to use this inspiration for my own Bujo! I like to break down my goals into bite-size chunks that I can actually do, so that I feel like I’m making progress. Rather than ‘track’ I love to see results as proof that I’m working towards my goals.
Did this help you find some inspiration to start pursuing your goals? Share in the comments and tell me how you ended up using these ideas to find something that worked for you!