If you want to change your life start journaling daily. No, really, it will change your life. Journaling on a daily basis will give you clarity, peace of mind, and understanding that you otherwise wouldn’t have. Whenever I journal on a daily basis I can feel the anxiety and uncertainty slowly slip away while greater understanding and acceptance takes it’s place. I’m not saying that journaling will pay your bills, fix your relationship with your significant other, or give you clear and direct answers about your destiny. It’s not magic, but it will lead you to the magic within yourself. These days people are always so busy. We constantly spin in a wheel, going through the same cycle over and over again until we feel run down and too exhausted to think. Journaling will allow you to look into yourself, understand your feels, and more clearly see the world around you. I like to journal in the day and at night. Even if it’s something short, it allows me to be more mindful of my life and my emotions. I skip sweating the small stuff and instead focus on how I’m feeling, why I’m feeling it, and how I can better myself. I also like to use journaling as an opportunity to daydream on paper. I write about my dreams and figure out ways to actually achieve them.
If you’d like to start journaling but don’t know where to start, here are some prompts:
- Write about how you feel Make note of your physical and emotional feelings and how you would like those feelings to evolve throughout the day.
- Write about what you’re grateful for There is so much power in gratitude. When you focus on good you allow for more good to come into your life.
- Write about your goals for the day Your day and your life deserve to be something you chose, not something that just happened to you. Take time in the morning to write about what you want for your day. This will help you to be more intentional.
- Write about goals for a specific time period This could be for the next 2 or 20 years, whatever time frame you’d like to focus on. Writing about your hopes and plans for the future will keep you organized and determined.
- Reflect This is a very important prompt because it can add peace and understanding to your life. Reflecting on a situation will allow you to process what happened and take control of your emotions instead of allowing them to control of you.
Journaling may feel awkward at first, but making a habit of it could totally transform your mindset and productivity. There are no rules to journaling so if these prompts don’t spark interest, write about something else! The only requirement is that you stay true to yourself and write about things that make you feel good and clear-minded. Do you journal? Comment below!