The combination of an
energising family holiday and the annual 'back to school' enthusiasm for new
routines and new habits has lead me to thinking and planning for the next few
I have always tended
to focus on a monthly planning system - my Bullet Journal but invariably some
tasks take longer than a month to achieve, or (all too often) they fail to
progress at all leading to a vague sense of dissatisfaction.
There has been a lot
of discussion recently about developing habits over 100 days rather than the
more conventional 21 or 28 days and much has been written about why
cognitively, this may prove to be more effective than traditional monthly goal
setting Read here and here if you are interested more in this - it makes for
Also, as I
increasingly work with commissions and other folk within the fibre industry I
am coming to realise that my work and knitting time needs to be planned much
more in advance in order to avoid the dreaded deadline overwhelm.
With this in mind a
bunch of my Ravelry group members have come together to form a chat thread over
on my board. Some are using the 100 day approach and some are using monthly
goals but all are offering friendly support and (gentle) accountability.
There are no firm objectives and no pressure to achieve anything, it is just a
helpful way for us all to stay on track and get some FOs off those needles
over the coming months.
I get the feeling that I'm going to need an incentive to keep working on this:
|Cosy Stripe blanket in Stylecraft Acrylic|
Why not pop over and
join us. We may even inspire you to set a few goals of your own - some of the
group members have some great ideas. Likewise, if you have any tips or tricks
for goal setting do please let me know. I'm always keen to hear what
works for other people.