I've made adjustments to the system, such as setting mastery rather than performance goals, & emphasizing my personal & spiritual life over work success. Too, sometimes I use a file label to cover up the quote of the day & put in one of my own choosing. Lessons Learned in my book are not only for self-improvement but also for newly acquired wisdom. Ditto for "Wins"--sometimes those are kind or charitable acts. I've nicknamed it my Be Best Journal (tm) so I don't get to taking myself too seriously here.
Otherwise, I'm using it exactly according to the directions because for the most part the system holds to basic psychological principles that work--& I need directions. It is making all the difference in the world. For one thing, I can see where all my time was going & why it always felt like I was never getting anything done. My pages are color-coded for work, spiritual, self-care, household responsibilities, & so forth so that I can see at a glance if I'm keeping a balanced lifestyle.
I come to this with decades of experience with at least 4 other major systems of organization/information management & this beats them all hands down.
I have made gratitude lists for over 35 years but never 3 in the morning & 3 in the evening like this, & I find it really makes a difference in how you set out on your day as well as how you end it.
The 13-week span is a perfect "middle way" between scattered dozens of short-term ToDos & grandiose resolutions that one never keeps. The weekly progress checks & tracking circles at the bottom of the week's page are marvelous for keeping you moving forward.
I just love the feel of the book, the quality of the paper (I'm a paper, book person, lol!) & I'm so taken with the whole system that I'm recommending it to students this fall. The only complaint I have about the whole thing is the two thin ribbons, which promptly frayed. When you get your book, seal those immediately ...
I like it, they put in some thoughts to it.
This affordable and utilizable tool empowers you to accomplish your monthly goals using a proven system of deconstructing the main desired result into smaller goals that can be achieved within a few days or weeks. One book lasts for a quarter of the year, and this journal galvanizes you with morning gratification and enables you to accentuate your future performance with nightly reflections. Above all, it's aesthetic appearance and the company's supportive community motivates you even further. Loved the journal!
Beautiful planner/journal, highly recommend.
This book has given my life a new sense of organization and purpose. I'm more deliberate with everything I do a s I stay on top of my tasks.
Take a look inside
The Self journal is divided in 3 distinct sections: The Daily,
Weekly and Monthly. Each one is tailored to keep you
focused and on track for achieving your goals.
The Daily Structure for Success
Morning & Nightly Gratitude, Today's Targets & Goals, a 6AM-9PM daily schedule, and plenty of space for notes.