Last week Kate and I attended a Goals Workshop at Kikki.K London which was the first UK workshop they had ever run! Even though I have already set some goals for 2016, I wanted to use the workshop as an opportunity to look at my big dreams and of course do a little stationery shopping.
You might say I am a bit of a Kikki.K fan girl. There are only a few brands that I buy into with such loyalty, but I really do appreciate their mission and find the story of how the business began really inspiring.
Our workshop leader was Morgan who began by sharing with us her story of how she came to work for Kikki.K and her personal journey of meeting her partner and travelling the world. We were each gifted a Goals Journal which we were guided through, along with champagne, chocolates and strawberries.
Firstly, we were tasked with determining our core values choosing 20 meaningful words from a big list, then just 10, and finally 3 for 2016. It was more difficult that we anticipated and I felt guilty eliminating certain values from my list. However, once we had finished the exercise, we realised it was a great way to reflect on what areas of our lives were currently in the foreground.
Next, we spent some time focusing on visualising what our “Dream Life” was. I’ve never approached goal setting in this way before, but really enjoyed imagining where I would like to be in a year’s time. We looked at lots of areas including what daily life would be like, who is important to us and what hobbies we enjoyed.
Morgan also suggested writing a letter to ourselves to open in a year. I hope to make some big changes to my life in 2016, so I am sure I will enjoy looking back on this section of the journal and reading what I imagined life to be like.
We discussed mood boards and using visual tools to help make sense of your goals. And of course the SMART acronym to help us achieve our goals as well as planning. The Goals Journal includes some planner pages to keep you on track and inspirational quotes to stay motivated.
One of the most useful (and simple!) things that I learnt from the workshop was to colour code different areas of your life when using a planner or to do list. That way you can evaluate how much of your time is spent on different areas, just by taking a quick glance at your layout. I will definitely take this forward for my daily planner and I am on the hunt for a good time tracking app too, so let me know if you have any recommendations!
After the workshop we had the store to ourselves for some shopping! We looked at the new Valentines collection which is super cute and simplistic, using a classic red and white colour scheme. Of course Kate and I were like magpies drawn to all the gold and copper foiled stationery.
You can see more of the stationery goodies on offer in the video below and I’ll be sharing a haul post very soon including some wonderful things Kikki.K sent me specifically to share with you guys!
The video below also shares snippets of the workshop and the Kikki.K London Store (Covent Garden). I am really enjoying creating content for YouTube at the moment, so please do check out my channel and subscribe if you like what you see!
Lastly, I have a Goals Journal I’d like to give away to one of you to say thank you for all your support! Just enter on the widget below and I’ll send it your way if you are the lucky winner picked at random. Giveaway ends 22 February 2016.