KEEPING A JOURNAL

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Before heading to bed, I have made it my mission to jot down some thoughts in a journal. I use it as a way to reflect, keep positive, and to set goals. It has been a great way for me to calm my mind and body before ending the day off. I have been enjoying doing this, and figured I would share my views on this process. I highly recommend it!

GOALS

I really wanted to challenge myself to try new things in the upcoming year. I find by writing my goals down on paper, it helps me picture them. It allows me to visualize the development and growth I want for myself. Also, who doesn’t love crossing things off your list? You feel accomplished, and it is highly satisfying!

 THERAPEUTIC 

Writing is a great outlet to get things off your chest. It can be a comforting and calming activity to do after you’ve had a long day. Take everything that is jumbled up in your head and write it down; personally it gives me a sense of clarity. It feels like taking a nice deep breath; in with the positivity, out with the negativity.

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

In high school, my friends and I actually had a “black book” where we took turns writing down and drawing – funny things that happened that day, our goals, our crushes, and so on. Reading that back today as an adult, is simply hilarious!  It’s just great to see the way our minds worked at that age. We all have the absolute best time reading through and reminiscing those days. It’s honestly great to see your progression and how far you’ve come. Besides, who know knows, you could be super famous one day and need to write an autobiography. This would come in handy!

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

I feel most people are good at sending out positive vibes to the important people in their lives. However, you often forget that you too are important! Remind yourself of how awesome you are, and that you have the will to achieve anything you set your mind to. I try to end each entry on a positive note, whether it’s something I am proud of doing that day, or even a simple “You go girl, you can do it!” Being positive and spreading that self-love is key!

 

A journal is not meant to be a daunting task so don’t think you have to force your self to write in it every day. You can simply jot down your thoughts whenever you feel like it. Your entries can be as long or as short as you like; it’s really up to you! So pick a cute journal, grab a pen, and start writing!

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