Can journaling change your life? In my honest opinion I say Yes!
Journaling/planning is your map, it’s setting the direction of where you want to go and the route you take to get there. It’s a place to set goals, visions and schedules.
I’ve been a journaler for I don’t know how long, interesting enough (well it was to us anyway) my brother and I were not raised together, we were bi-coastal living and later on found out that we both keep daily journals! I do have to admit that there are days my personal journal does not come out, but, my Best Self Member/Affiliate journal/planner is constantly with me, in my sight and used every day. I’ve made it a point, (which by the way has been a habit I’ve written in my journal weekly to get me to stick to it) on Sunday evenings to plan the week out. Whether it’s business or personal related, it’s written down. From my largest task to the smallest, it’s written out. Goals are written down on a daily basis and looked at, the top three things I’m grateful for are listed in the morning and at night.
In keeping this habit going, I found out, especially this year that every single goal I’ve written down on the daily basis has been reached!
Journaling just ten minutes each day prior to going to sleep is a common practice that many of the most successful people do. Why? Because what you write goes into your subconscious while you sleep. Journaling keeps you on track, makes you accountable to yourself. It accelerates your ability to reach your goals. Goals must be written down! They must be made audible and declared otherwise they’re just pipe dreams or thoughts. Write them down…daily and look at them. Say them out loud. Trust me, this stuff really works! Journaling creates clarity and habit, allows you to write down emotions and thoughts and increases your gratitude. And we all know you must have an attitude of gratitude to succeed in anything in life, no matter if it’s business or personal.
Journaling is your own history book. I save my journals and sometimes will sit and just read my entries. Sometimes it can be rough, other times be funny, but it’s my history book and pretty cool to read and reflect on just how far I’ve come. With my Best Self Journal, Member/Affiliate these are Twelve week journals, I date them and keep them and later sit down and go through the past Twelve weeks and see just how I did. Sometimes I’ve not accomplished all I planned to, sometimes I’ve pushed back a goal (which is ok too) and most times I’m very happy with what I’ve accomplished and reached over those Twelve weeks 🙂
I found an interesting article from Success and have provided the link for the entire article. I encourage everyone to start a journal(s) if you haven’t already, and if you have started, keep going it only gets better and you’ll be so glad you did!