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Set Goals for the Spring

Get ready for spring by making a list of your goals for the season! The authors of A Book That Takes Its Time share their thoughts on intentional list making below and we’re happy to share a downloadable PDF with some prompts to get a jump start on your list making.


“The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather [in] what he longs to attain,” -Kahlil Gibran.
In other words, it’s important to have goals, whether or not we reach all of them.

A good way to keep track of these goals is by making lists. Not only are they a visual record of your thoughts and feelings at a certain point in time, but they’re easy to do—you don’t have to write complete sentences or make sure your grammar is perfect. It’s more about expressing yourself on the page through words, doodles, color, or anything else you want to incorporate. Spend some time thinking about the prompts, and then write your lists. Once you’ve filled in (and colored) these pages, revisit them again in three months to see what has changed.

Recipe excerpted from Irene Smith and Astrid van der Hulst’s A Book that Takes Its Time


Don’t forget to check out the book!

About the Book:

Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that’s unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.
Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life’s little pleasures, A Book That Takes Its Time mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call “goodies”—bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more—giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling. Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to “The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook” tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner’s Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through A Book That Takes Its Time, and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.

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