Although I am new to journaling every day, I can already see benefits impacting my days. It acts like a meditative practice. To guide me through the process, I use questions:
- What am I grateful for (3x)?
- What would make today great (3x)?
- How could I have made yesterday better (3x)?
- What amazing things happened yesterday (3x)?
I also write down my daily affirmations (3x) and The Four Agreements from Don Miguel Ruiz’s teaching.
It takes about 15 minutes to write, but it’s a great investment. It fills my mind with goodness, and sets me on the right path into making the day fantastic. Of course, it doesn’t make problems and challenges disappear, but I suspect it helps put them in perspective, and not make them bigger or smaller than they really are.
If I have time to spare, I’ll go ahead and write about a chapter from a book that got me thinking, or I’ll reflect on something I’m having trouble with. Writing gives order to the chaos that reigns in my head.
Do you journal? Would you like to, but think you don’t have time to commit?