It’s amazing how just spending a few minutes writing down your thoughts can really improve your mindset. I have found that journaling has helped me with feeling happier, stress management, improving my organisation and clearing my mind
The first thing I write in my journal every morning is three things that I am grateful for. I really take time to reflect on this and feel true gratitude to the person/ experience etc. I take the time to make this something special that has happened rather than general “my health” “my sight” “my family”. It’s good to spend time reflecting on this and really feeling the gratitude in your heart as well as writing it down.
I then write three affirmations for the day that link to how I am feeling or how I want to feel for that day. For example “I am confident” “I am healthy” “I am happy”. Again I take the time to really feel and believe that these are characteristics that I have. I also take the time to repeat these affirmations to myself throughout the day. There are different types of affirmations that you can make.
I then spend a few minutes writing down any thoughts that come to mind, this helps me to clear my mind and get any new ideas, worries or anything else out on paper so I can work on it if needed. This is also a great way to manage stress if you have a lot on your mind writing it down can really help you to feel more calm and relaxed and create more space in your mind. If I have a lot on my mind or a lot to do that day I will then write down all of my tasks for that day and schedule time for them so that is fewer worries in my mind if it is all out on paper.
There are so many ideas and other things that you can journal about. I have recently done a 21 day money challenge and am about to start a 30 day business action challenge. Have a look online for challenges like this to inspire you to start journaling. Remember that it is completely up to you what you write about. Even if you just spend 5 minutes every morning writing out all your thoughts and feelings this will really help to improve your mindset. Let me know how you get on with this and what you enjoy journaling about.