ITS official, I am a complete addict to keeping a Journal. My well-being and mindset are so closely linked that they are actually part of the paper now - or so it feels. In my eyes its not quite a diary, but I'm sure in the eyes of some, it is. Instead of what I did today and how I felt, my journal is more a planner. of meals, of goals, of dreams and hopes and of chores I need to do in order to keep my business running whilst I continue to work
WITH March nearly with us, I love the time to be able to plan, to be mindful and creative. I have spent a long time planning and developing my own abilities and my journal has actually become an integral part of the that process. It is time for no-one else, just for me. Time to plan. time to develop and learn. Its the colours I love, the style, and simply the time to allow myself to regroup and plan.
DIARIES and journals used to be the tool of choice for the meloncolic teenagers full of angst, but now at least for me, it has become a massive tool of productivity and self development. There is no pressure to make it beautiful, although I would be lying if I said I don't love to spend time to make it that way, But this is for me, and me only.
ARE you someone who keeps a diary, or sticks to a task for the first three months, or are you someone who writes a lot. Either way, there is a style and a technique for you. As simple or as complex as you like, as colourful or as plain as you have the time for. It doesn't need to be words. Over last year, mine evolved from a diary of words into a more colourful pictorial version - which for me was quicker.
THERE is a whole wealth of information out in the world about the incredible health benefits to allowing yourself time and mental space for this to become important, and for me, I completely owe my own weight loss and motivation journey to my journal. The reduction of stress and the dramatic increase in motivation and positivity meant that my results became achievable. My small targets which I set myself became slowly bigger, and my aspirations and affirmations did too.
Having a structure to your day or your week means that you stay focused and are able to see where yesterday didn't work. Being able to achieve, and actually see the results happening is the best and only way to really register exactly what went well, or - sometimes, what didn't.
What to you need? Well as much or as little as you think, its really just as simple as a beautiful notebook and a pen, the only prerequisite is that you love them both! There are whole companies dedicated to helping you achieve the style you want, and for more information you can follow my growing Pinterest community. Simply click the image below:
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