Gifted| If any of you know me or read my blog you will know two of my favourite things are writing and goal setting. That is why I was overjoyed when Mal Paper reached out to me and asked if I would like to receive one of their journals in return for writing a blog post about it. I had a choice of a pink, grey or black journal. I choose grey and it has daily goal setter underlined in gold font in the middle of the front cover. It also has a lovely grey ribbon attached to the journal that you can use as a bookmark. Mal means goal in Swedish and the aim of Mal Paper is to help us achieve our dreams and with a clear path to get there all while thinking positively. If you are interested in learning more about Mal Paper you can check out their website right here: https://malpaper.com/pages/about-us
There are 240 pages in the journal and it has quotes written in white font against a black background throughout the journal. One of my many favourite things about this journal is that the first section of the book is full of instructions and ideas on how to use the journal. It’s a great way to gather a bit of inspiration about what to write throughout the journal. The journal is divided into different sections for goals setting: monthly review, weekly review and daily review. The best thing is that each page is not dated so you are under no time pressure to complete the journal. I am looking forward to dipping in and out of the journal at my leisure.
I definitely think by using a Mal Paper daily goal setter it can really reinforce the excitement surrounding creating goals and looking forward to the future. It allows you to put a large amount of effort into planning out your day and being appreciative for the little and good things that happened throughout it. Have you used a daily goal setter before? I’d love to know if you are enjoying using it as much as I am!
The monthly planning pages are designed in a calendar style layout. which is handy for seeing each day laid out in front of you. There are no dates or days written on the spread so it’s perfect to fill out with coloured pens or pencils of your choice. One of my favourite parts of the months review is the section at the bottom. It allows you to jot down the five most important tasks that you want to complete throughout the month. Also in this section is a space for you to review your month. I like that you have a space to make time to reflect on how your month has been and to congratulate yourself for completing your goals.
The weekly review is great for prioritising the tasks you want to complete throughout the week. It is divided into four sections as well as having a section in the top right hand corner to fill in the date. The first section is for filling in tasks that take top priority over everything for that week. This section really makes me think about the things I definitely want to make an effort to complete and that are of high importance to me. The next section is for tasks of secondary importance. I like this section because it feels like there is less pressure to complete these tasks but it gives me the option to work on them if I get the top priority done. I appreciate how the weekly review allows me to realise what tasks are more important to me. There is also a an additional tasks sections. Lastly there is a section for reviewing the week. I’m really beginning to appreciate the review section of each part of the daily goal setter. It is a nice way to reflect on how the week went and congratulate myself on what I have achieved.
But I have to say that my favourite part of the daily goal setter has to be the daily section. It begins with a place to record what you are grateful for. I am glad that the daily goal setter is reminding me to be more grateful for what I have in my life. I like that I can be grateful first thing in the morning. The next section is for writing down affirmations. I find that these affirmations really set me up for the day. It’s great to get a little confidence boost before the day really begins. Next is a section for the different things you want to do throughout the day. I like the end of the page where it asks you to write down all the good things that happened throughout the day. We can all have good days but some days can feel very long especially if you have a lot of challenging moments in work, relationships or your personal life. That’s why I believe that this section is so important because it gives you a good feeling at the end of the day. There is also a place to rate your day out of ten.
I am delighted that I have this daily goal setter and I am going to make a conscious effort to use it as much as I can. I am so appreciative of how it is helping me to become more motivated to achieve my goals both long term and short term. There are even pages to write these down. It adds a bit of excitement to think about my hopes and dreams for the future. If you want to order you very own daily goal setter you can do so here: https://malpaper.com/products/daily-goal-setter-planner-black . The Mal Paper Instagram page contains some gorgeous photographs of the daily goal setter and it also contains some inspiring quotes to get you motivated: https://www.instagram.com/malpaper/ A huge thank you to Mal Paper for sending me this gifted daily goal setter.
Do you set goals?
What motivates you to set them?