If you’re here, I’d like to guess you’re debating hopping on the journaling bandwagon or have already fallen in love with it. If you have never journaled, are skeptical to it, or have not done it in a while, let me suggest you do it a few times this week - because why not.
Now there are various different ways to journal. In 2023 there are gratitude journals, prompted journals, blank journals, planning journals, etc. So really, the world is your oyster. Whether you’re really going through it or simply want to add something to add into your morning routine, let me recommend a way to start.
Start with a blank piece of paper and write whatever comes to mind. It may be “I don’t know what to write” or “I’m excited for this day at work because…” or “What a lousy day, I hope tomorrow is better” or maybe it’s simply the date. Give yourself 10 minutes on the first day. See what you come up with. The thing about journaling is - it’s all about you. What’s in your mind and soul? It’s whatever you want to talk to yourself about. It’s the mind, hand, pen connection getting whatever is on your conscious and subconscious mind out. It’s letting go and seeing what happens - what falls on the pages.
Gratitude is another great thing to include. Consider at least one good thing that’s happening in life, or perhaps a whole list. The Five Minute Journal is great to include to hone in on what’s good, what could be better, and what the next day could look like.
Pinterest has great prompts if you're looking for something a little more intentional and inspirational.
Maybe this is your only 10 minutes of the day dedicated to yourself. Take it to sit with your thoughts - ideate your day, week, job, hobbies, and to dos, and reflect on your relationships, goals, and mindset.
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