I was boarding in 10 mins….
Standing in Smiggle stationary store at the airport I was choosing between writing books… a colorful rainbow cover or the more conservative black and white with silver lines. Unable to choose I decided to purchase both knowing they will both get filled up anyway.
You see, I was inspired by an audio I was listening to by Jim Rohn saying:
“I am a buyer of blank books. Kids find it interesting that I would buy a blank book. They say, “Twenty-six dollars for a blank book! Why would you pay that?” The reason I pay twenty-six dollars is to challenge myself to find something worth twenty-six dollars to put in there. All my journals are private, but if you ever got a hold of one of them, you wouldn’t have to look very far to discover it is worth more than twenty-six dollars.
I must admit, if you got a glimpse of my journals, you’d have to say that I am a serious student. I’m not just committed to my craft, I’m committed to life, committed to learning new concepts and skills. I want to see what I can do with seed, soil, sunshine and rain to turn them into the building blocks of a productive life.”
So with this inspiration I wanted to share my top 3 tips to Journal
1. THE BOOK
As Jim Rohn says buy yourself a nice book that YOU like. Look at small features like the lines, are they close together or far apart? Or do you prefer no lines? Do you prefer A4 or A5 size paper? Do you like a leather exterior or canvas? All these little things matter. Choose a book that you love and will want to write in and hold your thoughts and plans for the future.
2. THE PEN
Just as you decide on a book that you like the look, the feel and the pages – so too choose your pen wisely. Do you prefer colored pens, blue, or maybe black? Or do you prefer pencil? Do you like long pens with glitter sparkles or multi colored pens? Do you like fine tip or maybe a heavy or a light pen?
I have found the easiest way to journal is to set a routine around when you will journal. I like to journal before sleep while in bed. My journal usually stays next to my bed filled full of affirmations, goals, day to day findings and much more. There are many things to record in a journal and you can even have a couple of journals one for nightly gratitude and dairy keeping with more personal thoughts, feelings, goals and insights in yourself. The second is for keeping in your handbag to record interesting ideas from day to day life. The important thing about a journal is committing to write daily. Not only is it extremely therapeutic to keep a journal but good for personal growth too. I have kept a journal for years now and find it to be extremely beneficial for good mental health. What I also enjoy is that there are always different ways of writing, different questions to ask yourself, different goals to set and reach.
If you are unsure of what you journal about here are some questions you can interview yourself with:
1. What are the top 10 things I am grateful for today?
2. What is the biggest lesson I have learnt today?
3. What can I do differently tomorrow to get a better result in any area of my life?
4. What am I proud of myself for today?
5. What goals did I accomplish today?
6. What is my outcome statement?
7. What steps did I take today to get that step closer to my goal?
8. What did I do today to look after me?
9. What was my daily affirmation today?
10. What are 3 things I can do today to make my life easier tomorrow?
I hope this gives you some ideas for your journal. There are many things to journal about and what matters most is that it works for you. If you have some cool journal tricks you use please comment and let us know!
Keep Shining Bright;
My mission is to empower you to take back the control in your life and create the change you are looking for. Whether to have time to be with special loved ones, to have more #financial freedom, #time freedom, #health freedom, #family freedom. Is it your time to completely change your life? Because Time for Change is NOW…
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
“If you knew your potential to feel good, you would ask no one to be different so that you can feel good. You would free yourself of all of that cumbersome impossibility of needing to control the world, or control your mate, or control your child. You are the only one who creates your reality. For no one else can think for you, no one else can do it. It is only you, every bit of it you.”
~ Esther Hicks