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It is easy for people to journal religiously — until they have a lot on their plate. When their days are quickly filled up with work, chores, exercise, and writing. With less time and energy, it becomes difficult for them to take the time to sit and reflect. Days, sometimes even weeks, would pass between entries.
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The most brilliant advice on how to manage yourself "Pause for five minutes at the end of every day and just think about what happened that day.” Every initiative could be evaluated using two columns: What worked and what didn’t work?
For example, maybe you folded your laundry while listening in on a Zoom seminar. This kept you from scrolling through Twitter, so you successfully paid attention to the meeting and ticked off a household chore. That worked. But maybe you also intended to hit 2,000 steps after lu...
The one-page template consists of — you guessed it — four corners: gratitude, goal commitment, and a daily review (what went well and what didn’t). Here’s what it looks like for me:
Some people have trouble fitting the task into thier daily schedule. Or maybe they want to journal but don’t know where the start. (Anyone else overwhelmed by the multitude of writing prompts out there? What are you grateful for? Did you learn something new about yourself? What does your futu...
Journaling doesn’t need to be fancy, complicated, or long-winded. What’s important is that it does the job and is done regularly. Find what works for you and feel yourself becoming closer to the person you want to become, one page at a time.
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Labeling emotions and acknowledging traumatic events, both natural outcomes of journaling, have a known positive effect on people, and are often incorporated into traditional talk therapy.
Keeping a journal helps to organize an event in our mind, and make sense of trauma.
The biggest mistake is to journal only in reaction to something that is going on, instead of letting it be part of a system.
Make writing in your personal journal part of your everyday routine.
This is by far my favorite of all the journaling ideas on this list. It’s also a crucial part of my morning routine, and something I’ve been doing daily for over five years. Every morning, I wake up, grab my journal, and re-write my goals. This is a
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