Friday, 1 June 2012

Assessing Goals

Remember even the smallest step is a step forward! Goals don't have to be accomplished in large massive chunks--little small steady bits will get things done too.

Now that we are starting a new month it's time to re-assess how our plans have been working or not, how we can enhance our creative actions. The beginning of the month is a good time to assess our priorities again and rearrange schedules if they need it. Remember, if it's not working for you after a month, then it's time to try something else!

PostIt notes are very handy for 'mapping' out activities. This is a tool that writers often use in plotting novels. Previously, I've used 3x5 index cards to do this, but PostIt notes work great too. Write down all the projects that you would like to accomplish, or time slots that you will need to do parts of a project. I have to put in dates of other commitments with the project plans so that I'm sure to have enough time. Keeping track of other commitments is an important element of achieving your goals too. Move these around in an order that looks like it will work best for you. You can rearrange until your satisfied (without a lot of pencil erasing!). Then write these down on your calendar (or put into your electronic devise).

Also, about calendars--why not employ your creativity to make a calendar? You don't need a computer program or a fancy store calendar; you can make your own! Using a sheet of art paper, you can layout the grid, letter the days of the week and decorate the page any way you want, maybe a drawing or painting at the top. It's a fun way to be creative while getting organized and you get to control the size of the date spaces! You could use this calendar to move your PostIt notes around on as well.
But the biggest thing about being creative is just doing it! "Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art." ~ Andy Warhol
Worked for Andy--let it work for us!

Happy creating!

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