| In this activity you need to keep a logbook for one month. You need to make at least two entries per week and you need to have someone check your logbook. You can use a sheet of A4 paper, or you might like to use a free webspace such as notaland.com. You can make your nota page public or send the person who will check your logbook a secret web address so that only they can see it. There is also a list of free blog tools in the web resources list below.
If you are really brave and are part of an online community such as bebo or facebook why not share your goals with a group of friends. The more people that know about your goals the more motivatied you will be to achieve them.
Make an agreement with whoever is going to check your logbook and set a small reward for yourself if you complete the two entries each week. You can set out the logbook anyway you like, the formating is less important than what you write. Some people like to use a table. Some prefer to use a list like James' above and write a short paragraph each time. Make sure you your smart goal is clearly stated somewhere on the page.
The following checkilist may help with each entry.
- Did I say what I was trying to do and how it fits with my big goal?
- Did I say what helped?
- Did I say what didn't help?
- Did I talk about how I felt and how I thought, are emotions and thoughts described?
- Did I talk about how the emotions and thoughts were connected to what had happened?