Awhile ago when still living in Jersey a friend invited me to a "Jar Party".
It's not what you think. No Tupperware, lotion/potion or candles to be had. Thank goodness, I can't stand those things.
The pretense was a gathering of people, women in this case, encouraging, discussing and sharing our goals with each other and ourselves. Each person was given a jar and a number of pieces of paper two write on. We were given a number of minutes to write down our goals for the next year. They did not have to be specifically art related but we were all artists in some respect.
I was surprised what came out of myself. Those pieces of paper were placed in a jar and taken home.
I moved to Vermont shortly after this and my jar of goals, as the rest of life was packed and placed in storage for many months.
I got my studio the beginning of June and proceeded to unpack. This took me a few months as I only unpacked necessities first. My jar was discovered just about a month or so ago and I was shocked to read my goals from the year before. I was so far behind.
As I start October I am trying to keep these reminders with me always to try and get at least a few things complete by years end.
It's a wonderful exercise if you'd like to try it.
I wish you luck as I hope you wish me the same.