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Can Journaling Change Your Life

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!

Success magazine:

Sometimes ya just gotta Eat that Frog

Just recently I was reading an interesting article on putting off a project. As I was reading, I thought this would be a great one to promote as so many of us find ourselves doing this same thing, well I’m glad there’s actually a name for it and it’s not just me!

So many of us in business will have that one project that really isn’t that difficult to do, it just may be more time consuming and well we tend to put it off. Not good.  It’s referred to as “the frog” and don’t ask me why they call it that. Ever heard the term “eat the frog” well there ya go.  I myself am not a procrastinator, in fact many who know me have heard the phrase I use about it which I prefer not to repeat in this posting haha. HOWEVER, having said that, yes even I can admit that there will be something that isn’t that hard, its just I look at it and think “oh this is gonna take awhile” and I tend to put it off and yes, it can come back to bite me. Yep, this frog can bite!

Over the years, I’ve learned to just eat the frog, get it done, it may taste yucky but at least I can say “I did it” and then feel really good about it!  I think for most of us the thing is time management, planning etc.  Again, this too is something I’ve learned and gotten much better at over the years. Am I always so focused? Yeah not always, but I’d say that 90% of the time I am.  I use a fabulous planner/journal which this year especially has helped me immensely to stay focused, on track and be much better  at frog edibles!!

If that frog is just something you don’t wanna tackle, perhaps look into a virtual assistant/service that could really be a huge help in digesting that frog off your plate! If that’s not feasible, the best advice I can give is to just put the frog at the very top of your list, do it first thing while the energy and enthusiasm (yes enthusiasm) is there and just conquer it. Dig in! Eat that frog and Git R Done. You’ll feel much better when its all over with and can look back and say “wow what a relief”.

Here’s the article I’m referring to through Success

As for the planner/journal I mentioned: Best Self Journal