Day 7 - First Week Review

You made it to Day 7! Today we will review what has been covered, I will give you a few tips, and offer a couple gentle reminders.

I would also like to ask that you share with me how you are progressing through each day, if you have had an "Aha!" moment, or if you are lost and need help. There is a comment section on each post just for this purpose!  

Ok, lets jump into the review!

General overview/Defining your KEY

You haven't had an opportunity to use the symbols in the key, but that is about to change on Day 8.  

Create Your Index

Hopefully, you have numbered every page in your journal, and if you stopped before the end, use today to complete the page numbers. There should only be a few entries here, including the Key, Index, and Year-at-a-Glance pages. If you opted to create a detailed Special Event page, then that page should also appear in the Index.  

Year-at-a-glance

This was a big topic area. The easiest way to cruise through this topic area comfortably is to select a sample from the Pinterest Board and copy it. You will have made a choice on the number of months you wanted to track, along with other personal touches like the font and colors you used for your title, and if you opted to include the annual goals on this page. 

Yearly Goals

I gave you guidance on how to create goals using the "SMART" method and shared other key factors you should consider when setting them. Remember: "A goal without a plan is just a wish. A year without goals is just a waste."

Special Dates

Whether you simply color-coded your Year-at-a-Glance calendar to display important events you are tracking or went the extra step to organize these events on a separate page, you now have a place to go to see them and work with them each month. 

Future Dates

You created a space to list out any dates that are, well, in the future. This is the only list in your journal that will have items that are crossed out (vs. checking a box) because they are migrated to the month they belong as you go along. I recommend using sticky notes on this page, so you can simply peel off the list when all events are moved. Keeps it neat while being functional. Did you add any dates for events that are happening in months beyond January?    

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Leslie Grossman is the founder of Stitches By Leslie, Inc. and the creator of the patent pending Journal Mate. For more information, reach out info@stitchesbyleslie.com