Regular readers of this blog will know how much I flippin’ love Sarah Knight. I loved all three of her books and they genuinely changed my life (check out my reviews of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, Get Your Shit Together and You Do You). I bought myself Get Your Shit Together last Christmas to help me get my ass in gear and it was so motivational. Unfortunately, now we’ve reached the mid-year point, I’ve hit a bit of a slump, as indicated in my 2018 goals update. Fortunately, she’s back with a new book – a journal, in fact. And we all know how much I love a good journal.
The Get Your Shit Together Journal* is just what I need to help reignite my passion. In fact, when reading the original book, I wished there were more prompts and space for me to note my own thoughts, so this really is pretty bleddy perfect. Plus it looks stunning! I love the foil on the cover, the page ribbon to mark where you are and the quality of the paper. I can use my favourite Stabilo Sensors and not worry about bleed through. I did hesitate a second the first time I went to put pen to paper because it’s just so lovely but, duh, it’s made to be written in.
It’s a great book to use at your own pace and the prompts really help you to nail down your goals and how to make them happen. After establishing that I’m a Simon and I need help maintaining my sanity, I realised just how much I need this book/journal. It was like Sarah was just talking to me: “…your rut takes the form of the usual daily grind: work, finances, family and friends and a lot of other shit you need help staying on top of, plus neglected health (and even more neglected hobbies), finished off by the dream you only admit to friends after a few cocktails… or are too scared or anxious or overwhelmed to admit to yourself at all.”
In the first part of the journal, Sarah encourages you to set three realistic goals, starting with admitting something you don’t like about your life, figuring out why and then establishing a goal. Mine are as follows:
The trick to achieving these goals is to come up with a strategy and break it down into small, manageable chunks. I’ve picked this week to start working on my goals because I’ve got a little summin-summin coming up on the blog on Sunday and I think this is a good time to get in the right mindset and make some progress. Here’s a look at what I’m planning for my week:
I’ll report back on my progress next week. Wish me luck!
*I was sent a copy of this journal for review purposes and my massive girl crush on Sarah Knight is 100% genuine.
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