by Shari Reinhart
It happens to us all. We’re faced with a task that requires some thought or perhaps some introspection. Or we’re confronted with situations that throw us off guard and suddenly we have to dig in to find answers to problems we know nothing about. It could be a family crisis, or new job or a lay off. Maybe your daughter is being bullied or your husband is being given the highest honor in his organization. Whenever you are confronted with an overwhelming project or milestone event and you feel stuck, try this: goal-journaling.
This will help release those seemingly impenetrable blocks to creative thinking and making the most of any situation. Write out goals. Goal journaling takes almost no time to do and yet it has the power to change your life. This simple but important ritual will kick your thought processes into gear, get your emotional juices flowing and break out the creative surge you seek. Think about some of the things that are important to you; bucket list items, why you love your wife, an athletic challenge you want to meet or bad habit you want to break…
Writing your goals down (life, work, family, financial, leisure… wherever your needs and wants lie and whatever is important to you at the time) will provide you with ammunition to start working on what you set out to do in the first place.
This exercise will take only a few minutes (more if you want it to) and will get you unstuck for sure!
Try it if you are so inclined and let me know how it worked for you!