I am a firm believer in journaling... which is obvious because - well - this is my journal!
I journal ALOT. I think it is safe to say I have written in a journal since middle school, somewhere between 1997 - 2000. The good, the bad, the hideous and the oh so beautiful. The one thing that I notice in a lot of my personal journal entries are my goals. I usually spill my guts and talk about how my day has been so far, and then follow up with how I can make the next day better. If my day has been the type where I spilled tea on my shirt, ice cream on my shoe and broke my favorite pencil, I would write about it. Towards the end of that dairy entry, I would talk about how I plan on being better the next day by putting a lid on my tea cup, eating my ice cream in a bowl instead of a cone and....well, I'm not sure how I would prevent breaking a pencil. BUT - if I broke it, I would grab another one and move on with my day.
Writing in a journal is my safe way of emptying my brain. Sometimes we can go through our day and think about the "what-if", "how come", why" and "how". By the end of the day, we are mentally exhausted and stressed out.
Writing before bed is my all time favorite. While writing I can reflect. During this time, I'm either asking myself "why didn't you let that go?" or "why didn't you ask for help?".
Regardless of what you choose to write about in your journal, always remeber the words in the picture above. If you can, print it and stick it in your journal. I would love to hear about a few topics you chose to write about in your journal. Email me here!
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