Tracking Accomplishments

And so another month ends and a new one begins.  It amazes me how fast time goes by.  I have found it helpful to take a few minutes at the end of each month to jot down a few accomplishments and successes to give me motivation for the following month.

I made a simple page in my planner that categorizes the different areas that I have set goals for myself.  I use it to reflect at year end, on what has happened during the year.   For example, I generally set goals for myself in the following several areas.

This is what my blank page looks like:

Now there are lots of definitions and interpretations of achievements, I prefer Merriam-Webster’s, “a result gained by effort”.  Simple and to the point.  Sometimes the items I note are gained by effort from me alone, and sometimes it is a family, or group effort.

For May, my end of month list looks like this:

I also have a couple of additional categories, but you get the idea.  Some months have more items than others but I have found by recording the achievements, they are effectual in providing a sense of success and accomplishment.   Additionally, it helps me determine what goals to set for the following month.  Most importantly, it helps me keep focus on the areas of my life that are important to me.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I love comments and appreciate each one. How do you keep track of your achievements?


  1. What a fabulous idea. Just little snippets to remind you what you’ve done. I need to do better at that.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  2. I love that idea of tracking accomplishments! It’s so easy to get bogged down in long lists, and that system really simplifies the whole process. I really should start a tracking system…most of the time I’m just trying to get through another day! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for sharing such a fantastic tip!

  3. Great idea. I’ve got to get the husband to start packing a few lunches!

  4. I really like this idea. I am someone who is very motivated by goals and deadlines. But if the goal or deadline is too far in the future, it is fatal! 🙂 I have to have small goals and feelings of accomplishment. I also do a monthly goal list, but I generally don’t include family goals and financial goals on a list (even though I have them.) So I’m stealing your list!

    • Hi, I am glad you found the Tracking Achievements post helpful. 🙂 It really helps me stay motivated. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments.

      Raquel Organized Island

    • Hi,
      I am glad you found the Tracking Achievements post helpful. 🙂 It really helps me stay motivated. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments.

  5. Great idea! Stopping by from SITS~~!

  6. Natalie says:

    This is really a great idea! I need to do this!

  7. Great idea, I like focusing on the accomplhments rather than what still needs to be done. Hard to remember to do but important to a busy mom’s mental health. Visiting you back from SITS…thanks for stopping by my blog!

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