There is true power in journaling if you are willing to find it.
There are a lot of different habits that I have implemented into my daily routine in order to help myself move towards progression. Unlocking the power of journaling, has been one of my most powerful daily habits I execute on today.
My passion that I have found in life, is constantly striving towards becoming a better version of myself. It motivates me, it moves me, it challenges me. Improving as I get older, is something that anchors me to who I am at my core. God made me this way, and I accept the challenge. The grind towards becoming better, is a life time journey. Journaling has helped me stay focused along the way. Journaling coupled with consistent daily exercise has completely changed my life.
How do I Start?
Get yourself a notebook and a pen and just start writing about how you feeI. Write about topics that need some correction in your personal life. I started journaling a few years ago when I had read an article on how beneficial it was for the human spirit. I decided to look more into it. As I watched videos and heard peoples testimonials towards journaling, I decided to give it a shot. I bought a journal and a pen and just started writing. As time progressed, I switched over to typing.
Journaling Gives you Perspective
Having been journaling for years consistently, I have seen the power that it can add to ones life. Journaling helps to give you perspective. We have a lot going on in our lives, whether you have kids or no kids, live with family or on your own – we are all going through a-lot. We all have emotions that are running through us all day, and thousands of thoughts running through our minds all day. By allowing ourselves time to think slowly and put it on paper, we are able to gain a stronger understanding of what is really taking place around us.
Journaling gives you a starting point.
If you learn to really trust the journaling process, you start to become truthful with yourself. With time you start to realize that nobody is going to read your stuff. This is just for you. When you start to come to terms with that, you begin to increase your transparency with yourself. This gives you a starting point. A starting point allows for you to see who you really are and where you currently stand. We all have issues, and we all have a lot of work to do within ourselves. It’s just a matter of when you choose to realize this in your life. The later you hold off on this, the more resistance you will feel later in life.
Find a time that journaling becomes therapeutic
I started journaling just one specific time during the day. I started out this way because it helped me to stay consistent. The longer that I journaled, the better I was feeling, and the more confidence I had within myself. I believe that extra confidence came from just understanding where I was in life and what opportunities I should be working on. I started to find pockets of time where I could use some journaling. So, I did just that. I journaled for a few minutes, just to get some things off of my mind and find some solutions. That is where I realized, that it is important to journal when it becomes therapeutic for you. Don’t assign it a time, just experiment until you find that power.
Journaling First thing in the Morning
Journaling every morning is part of my morning routine. I like to do this before I take any action for the day. I grab some coffee and I journal. Using the power of journaling first thing in the morning, allows for me to compose my day on paper. This allows me to run through how I feel, sleep quality, goals for the day, obstacles and more. In running through this first thing in the morning, you get a clear understanding of what you are going to go after in your day. The best part about journaling in the morning, is you can really align yourself. You can take yourself from feeling like crap, to ready to take on the day’s challenge real quick.
Journaling Keeps you Focused
We all have our goals, we all have our own trajectories in life that we are pushing ourselves towards. Speaking from my own experience, journaling has helped me to stay focused on what I find to be important in life. There is a lot going on around us. Many different influences are moving among us and you can easily get distracted. Journaling along with my faith, helps me to stay centered on what I find to be important. Society has a funny way of moving as an oversized pack. Many times, I find that for me and my family, the best thing for us is to move in a different direction. If it wasn’t for journaling sessions, I can easily veer off course.
Journaling Quiets a Running Mind
Have you ever been in a situation, where your mind is running and you just want for it to quiet down? Just to give you some peace for a little while? This can take place after a long day at work, a strong conflict that has taken place, a relationship issue, anything really. During these times, I have found true peace simply by sitting down and just journaling. A great journaling session can shift you so far away from where you were mentally before you journaled. This is one of the aspects that has proven to me the power of journaling. When you can sit down and be frustrated with something, and then just journal and close up your journal feeling perfectly fine again, that is some real power.
Unlocking true power behind things can only be achieved through consistency. If you don’t stay consistent with something, then you never really unfold the true potential something or someone has to offer you in your life. Journaling, is one of those habits that if more people executed on it, there would be more peace and happiness around the world. Don’t sell yourself short. Stay consistent and allow for journaling to prove its power to you.
If you have heard about journaling, and have given thought about starting one or just implementing the habit into your daily routine, then I would say to jump on this as soon as possible. Don’t let another day go by where you don’t take time for yourself. Learn to take thoughts from out of your mind and onto paper. Give yourself the opportunity to work on your problems and obstacles. Knowing more of who I am, and where I want to take myself in my life, gives me power. I think it will do the same for you, if you are willing to take it on and stay consistent.