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Tracking Accomplishments

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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?

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Saturday 9th of June 2012

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Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories

Friday 8th of June 2012

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!

Natalie

Thursday 7th of June 2012

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

bonnie

Thursday 7th of June 2012

Great idea! Stopping by from SITS~~!