10 journaling tips
Here are ten journaling tips to get you thinking and writing as soon as you take action to do so.
1. Make an “I’m grateful for” list. I want you to write down everything you’re grateful for. From a good night’s sleep to a great and rewarding day on the job. From a simple loving kiss from your spouse to the beauty of a tree covered in last night’s dew.
2. Describe what your life would be like IF you had everything you could possible dream of. If you had all the money in the world what would you do with it? If you were physically and mentally tough what would you take on in this world? If you knew for certain you would not fail, what would you try?
3. Make a list of everything you regret doing and why. This will put the event or words into perspective so that you can be a subjective judge instead of internalizing what mistakes you’ve made over and over again. Write them out, with apologies and move on.
4. Write forgiveness letters. Write letters to yourself that express your forgiveness for everything you feel bad about. Then write “I forgive you” letters to every person you feel that has wronged you in some way. This journaling tip will help you release any held up anger or resentment that you feel towards yourself or others. It’s a good one!
5. Record your favorite and most inspiring, most motivating quotes you’ve read or heard. Reading quotes is a great way to get unstuck in routine thinking. They have a powerful way of opening you up and letting some light in.
6. Make a “master” list. By that I mean write down everything in your life you would love to master. Like, your self discipline, conversation, time management, goal setting and achieving. Maybe it’s selling for you or money management. It can be anything and everything you would love to master that would increase the value of your life.
7. Write down everything you regret NOT doing. That way the next time you have an urge to do something or an opportunity shows up, you’ll know to do it this time around.
8. If you have a religious bone in your body at all – write down all your prayers. Or better yet write a letter to God expressing your needs and wants, your heartaches and your frustrations with something in particular or nothing precise at all. Write down everything you would like to say to God.
9. Make a list of all your personal values. The ones you have and why. And the ones you want to possess and why. Living your life by values is a great way to live a life of meaning and substance. Because you know what you’ll stand for and go all out on and you’ll know what you would not allow to occur when you were present.
10. Journaling tip number ten – express all of your hearts desirers. Write down everything that makes you sing with joy. Write down all the stuff that makes your body vibrate at a higher rate. Write down all the things that really get your blood pumping. And add more of this stuff to your life.
These journaling tips will give you a great resource to use for years to come. Making a journal entry is rewarding and energy releasing, but reading them a year or five years later are invaluable.
You’ll know where you were during that time of your life and how far you’ve come. If you don’t record you’re most precious moments of defeat and accomplishments you’ll forget them.
Trust me, no matter how important something seems at the time you’ll forget it if you don’t record it. Journaling is such a great way to capture your life.
To capture all the events, people, places and things that meant something to you.
Things that really helped you grow and evolve as a person. And it’s something great to leave behind when you pass on.
Your close friends and family will get a glimpse into your thinking and your mind so that they might know you a little more.
Use these journaling tips to get you going and then add to them once you’ve picked the habit of journaling up, you’ll never regret it.
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