Before the 28th of August, 2018, my answer to that question was the same as most people: “Never! Ever! A journal, what for? I don’t need a journal.”
The summer of 2018 was the catalyst of my journaling habits. I had already been reading a lot of books on personal development.
The recurrent theme was: journaling is key to map out the blueprint of your life.
On youtube, you can find a lot of videos explaining the power of journaling.
I will share with you the two videos that get me into journaling.
The first one is from Robin Sharma with the 20/20/20 formula. You can watch the video below:
After seeing the power of Robin’s formula, I decided that I should go on journaling.
The second question was: How to journal? How often? Which format?
This is where the video from Practical Psychology channel came to help me:
In that video, I derived my journaling techniques and decided to journal twice a day, in the morning to plan my day and in the evening to reflect on my day.
And I have been doing it since the 28th of August 2018, every single day, no matter what.
Thoedore (the owner of the channel) explains the 5 sections of a journal log entries:
- Take time for gratitude
- Consider the day’s lessons
- Explore emotions
- Stream of Consciousness
- Revisit a tough problem.
For more details on each section, I encourage you to watch the video above.
Today is the 28th of December 2019.
I will share with you my morning and my evening log entries from one year ago, the 28th of December 2018:
My intention is not that you can read it.
If you can, let me know what you think in the comments below.
My intention to share with you to inspire you through my actions.
Journaling is one of the best things that have happened to me.
I am planning my day in the morning, so that I have a goal to achieve each day.
I am reflecting and learning from my life each evening before going to bed.
The end of the year is a great opportunity to sit down, look back in 2019 and learn and craft your blueprint in 2020.
What are you waiting for?
What was the last log entry in your journal?
How often and when do you journal?
Leave a comment below.
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