One of my survival kits in life is a ‘Planner’. I plan a lot and I need to write things down. I don’t use a digital planner because it doesn’t work well for me. I used to have a diary until recently. I still do but I have not written something lately. What changed with diary keeping was that this year I started with ‘bullet journal’. Learn more about bullet journal here.
I recently stumbled on my 2016 journal. I was involved in a weekly gratitude thing. This was the prompt for the 50th week of the year. In 2016, I shared lessons I learnt which ironically still applies this year.
Lessons learned this year.
I am grateful to God for 2016. He has been faithful, is faithful and will forever remain faithful. Sure, 2016 has taught me a lot of things I do hope I remember them:
God is everything: it’s in him we find peace, the world has enough trouble but God has his way of letting peace flow in our lives.
Power of Network; Mingle, make friends, know people, you never know who knows someone that knows someone.
Motivation will help you get started but discipline and consistency will keep you going.
Put the phone down; put the phone down and get the work done. (I still haven’t put the phone down)
Give in your all: put in your best to ensure things work out for you.
Always look good: The Ikeja City Mall issue for example. Lol! Always be your best, look your best. It goes a long way. (The inside story; earlier that year, I went to drop something off at my uncle’s with my younger brother. To my greatest surprise he told us go to the Mall. I was way under-dressed. I was beyond embarrassed that day)
Don’t go with the over-familiarity party: a little bit should be left for people’s guess or conclusion.
Go with your flow: People who seem better than you will try to intimidate you but you are you. Just shine in your own lane.
Get better: It can only get better for you so work towards getting better at everything.
Read more, watch movies: Let the tears flow, get happy at characters, feel everything you want to feel. They are your feelings. (Yipee! I read more this year)
Plan, organize and stick to it: It helps a great deal honestly.
God is love! Thankful for his mercies.
As a creative person, it is vital to organize. Personally, it is how I function. At the end of every month, I have ‘memories page’ where I share my highlights of the month. It’s always beautiful to look at months later.
March Memories page with the book I am currently reading
I am planning on getting a 2018 planner. Do you have recommendations?
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