In this post, we discuss how keeping a journal increases focus, improves reflection, increases productivity, clarity and motivation, as well as promotes personal discovery. Keeping a journal is one of the best way to track your progress and your journey through life.
Have you ever considered journal writing? Is it for you? Do you have the time to do it? What exactly should go into a journal entry?
Simply put: a life worth living is a life worth recording! Throughout our day to day lives there is so much going on that it is impossible for us to accurately remember the highs, lows and average events of the day. When we write in our journal we are telling ourselves that our life is important, memorable and worth taking the time to reflect upon. Journal writing can help us increase our daily focus, gain clarity on problems or concerns and increase our overall brain function. To not journal, is to tell yourself that what happens in your life is just not that important! And why would we want to send that message!
How often should you journal?
At least once a day. I do it twice a day – once in the morning and once in the night. The morning is a gratitude and goal oriented entry and for the evening I normally write about the events of the day, their meaning at the time and what I was able to accomplish. Journaling allows you to remain conscious of your goals and emotional state at all times!
Journal writing can be worked into our morning, mid day or evening rituals. And the entries can be about almost anything: concerns, problems, confusions, gratitude and joyous events.
Buy a journal that is worthy of holding your ideas and re-read your entries at the end of every week. You will be amazed with how much you learn about yourself, your life and your path. Enjoy!
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