Is anyone grown enough to remember Mad Libs? Or did I just give away my post-millennial age??
If you are a fan of journaling, Mad Libs or creating your own story, I want to share end of the year writing exercises that will prepare you for 2017!
Fill out the blanks:
Bravo! I made it through ___________. With this hidden strength (___________) I persevered. (Name one person or group of people) ___________ encouraged me and taught me a lot about myself. Now I am willing to _________ on my own. My personal hero(es) ____________ has/have these qualities I admire: _________________. With the lessons I learned this year I can say I admire these qualities about myself now: ___________. I now feel __________ about upcoming goals. I plan on accomplishing _______ in the next __________. When I think about giving up I will call ________ instead. If I find myself avoiding _________, then I know I’m headed for trouble.
One of the changes I will make next year is ____________. Small steps that can help me reach this are _____________________. I have these strengths (____________________) that will help me make these changes. In order to add something positive to my life I need to subtract this: ____________________. If these changes present a struggle I will call ____________ to hold me accountable. I need to lean on my supports through the good and bad. I’m thankful for ________________ who is always encouraging. I will stay in contact with them by ___________ at least once a _______. Having smart people on my team makes me feel _____________. Speaking of feelings, these are the feelings I am hoping to achieve my making this change: _____________________________. These are the feelings I plan on leaving behind: _____________________. My first step will be ____________ starting ____________.
*Next month, I don’t want to feel this: ____________.
3 things I need to do differently to avoid this feeling:
* These barriers have distanced me from my personal goals: ________________. What support do I need to knock these barriers down? (Sidenote: Barriers are normal. We all face them.)
* What can I no longer afford to avoid? (my health, finances, emergency savings, career change). List them all and write down solutions for each of them. Create monthly or weekly adjustments to your schedule to support these solutions.
*2 theme songs that support my goals for 2017 are ___________. (Personally, you know I have like 4 or 5 songs for next year…..heehee)
* 2 “extras” I can do without next year are____________________. What have these “extras” cost me in 2016?
I will be here in 2017 to help you celebrate your goals and encourage you to make yourself and your dreams a priority. Cheers to another year and Happy 2 Year Blogaversary to me!!! I appreciate your continued support!