Writing in a journal daily may seem like a challenge for you if you’re not used to it, but it’s just a habit… like any other habit. Once you start, in no time you’ll look forward to doing it. Here’s how to how to get more done journaling for 90 days than you did all last year and why it’s so important to start.
It Helps You Remember
Most of us haven’t had to force ourselves to take notes and study for exams in a very long time. Therefore, a great majority of what happens to us during the day is forgotten. That includes good ideas, insights, the chance to reflect on something you may have heard or seen to look for a deeper meaning. And, because of my belief that everything is always happening FOR you and there are no coincidences, if you can’t remember what happened or give yourself a way to reflect on it, you will surely miss the signs!
When you journal, you give yourself the opportunity to “take in” what might have otherwise been overlooked. The result is you remember more and recall better, so you save yourself time and energy by not having to look up resources or go back and revisit something again and again.
It Keeps You Focused
Instead of going through each day like a ship without rudders, journaling connects you with your dreams, goals, and desires. That is important because you then get to set your intentions for the day. By creating daily intentions, you stay laser focused on what you want and what you need to do to get it. This boosts your productivity level dramatically! The daily intention creates triggers in your mind. So, if you get side tracked with social media distraction, your trigger will kick into gear and remind you to stay focused! An intentional day is a productive day. One day that’s fully productive is more valuable than a week or more of days filled with distractions! By writing in your journal you accomplish more in less time!
It Gives You an Opportunity to “Write” Your Future
When you write, don’t just regurgitate your past and what happened. That’s already history. Instead, use it as an opportunity to look for the positive, good things that occurred. Then spend your time focused on writing about the life you WANT. If you keep writing about what’s already occurred and don’t put any thought into writing about what you want, you’ll stay stuck with what you have. Wouldn’t you rather spend that time “creating” your future? We are all creators and creative beings. Our thoughts determine what shows up in our lives. So, be intentional as you write in your journal.
I once read a book that asked me not to eat meat for 30 days. I thought to myself, “I can do anything for 30 days.” Fifteen years later, I still don’t eat meat. To make it easier for you, here is a link to the ““Love It! Thank It! Bring It! 90 Day Journal.” Click on the link and start writing away! This 90 Day Journal is perfect because you will love the sense of accomplishment once it is filled. It’s a great way to begin. Write well!
LOVE IT!: I LOVE HOW MUCH FUN I’M HAVING JOURNALING EACH DAY!
THANK IT!: I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE CREATIVE EXPRESSION I RECEIVE FROM WRITING IN MY JOURNAL!
BRING IT!: NOW THAT I JOURNAL, MAGICAL MANIFESTATIONS SHOW UP SO QUICKLY INTO MY LIFE!
Quote: “In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore (alas) it does not simply record my actual, daily life but rather — in many cases — offers an alternative to it.” —Susan Sontag