Journaling is a great way to learn about yourself. Seeing things on paper is a little different than just thinking about them. Reviewing your day and your thoughts can be a powerful tool for self-awareness and personal growth.
You can learn so much from each day, but only if you have the intention of doing so. Journaling provides the insight to make positive changes to yourself and your life.
Once I realized how beneficial journaling was, I wanted to make sure I could stick to it and get the most out of it. So, I designed a routine that would help me stay consistent and track my progress.
Every day, I set aside 20 minutes in the morning right after my 5-min stretch and meditation to sit down with my journal (a notebook works too!) and write. I would start by reflecting on the previous day and writing down any thoughts or insights that came up. Then, I would move onto writing my goals for the day, which gave me a sense of focus and direction.
With my focus and direction set, I was able to lay out all my tasks and to-do’s for the day in a way that was empowering and intentional. This also allowed me to have a good overview of my life goals and how intentional action in my day was moving me forward, which was incredibly helpful in keeping me on track.
After a few weeks of journaling, I noticed that my mood and outlook had improved significantly. I was no longer feeling stuck or overwhelmed but instead felt empowered and motivated to make positive changes. My clarity had increased exponentially, allowing me to take action towards my goals and move closer towards achieving them.
Journaling changed my life in more ways than I could have imagined it to. If you’re looking for a way to increase your clarity, gain focus and make positive changes in your life, I highly recommend giving journaling a try. The 20 minutes you take out every day will be worth it in the long run. If you can’t start with 20, start with 10 – still too much…start with 5…1 even!