On December 6th 2016, I started writing a journal after reading about the power of scribing as part of Hal Elrod’s daily Life S.A.V.E.R.S. which he shares in his book, The Miracle Morning. Today, I am on Day 1415 of consecutive journalling and in the images above I have shared some of my earlier journal entries. So, why journal? There are so many great benefits and I thought I’d share what I’ve experienced from various perspectives. A journal is an honest reflection or snapshot of how you feel at that exact moment in time, showing growth and learning over time helping you to remember all the smaller moments, not just the big events. Writing daily in the moment means that you can’t modify your memory as you so often tend to do. It is written there in black and white, or in lots of colour like mine! It is an opportunity to share your vulnerabilities, inspirations and aspirations all on the same page. Each day, by sharing your gratitude, your concerns, fears or doubts and your achievements, you project a balanced picture of your life. A journal is a great opportunity to keep track of your goals and visualise your future whilst improving your communication and writing skills. It’s brilliant to get your ideas out of your head and onto paper. You can use a journal to write down key learnings from books you’ve read or seminars you’ve attended. Recording them will help you to remember them. Journalling around your reflections and observations enables you to listen to yourself to make informed decisions and wise choices. Writing down experiences gives you perspective and clarity around circumstances. It reduces stress levels, helps to problem solve and keep present. There are so many different ways to journal but remember journalling is unique to you. Choose your own way!
ACTION POINT Start journalling today and reap all the rewards it provides. Amy