Challenges

Ch3/ Journal

We all hear people talking about journaling. It is one of the things that a large population is adopting nowadays. Journaling is normally used as a method to expressively writing down what is in our minds. Often times, people who journal are more likely to achieve their goals than people who don’t. Also, a study has it that people who journal are healthier than those who dont, and not just mentally but also emotionally. It is also a therapeutically proven method that reduces depression and anxiety, eases stress, improves mood and helps the mind focus on what is really important.

Importance of Journal writing

It is a fact that journaling is great for time management. For instance, when you journal on a daily basis, let’s say in the morning, you already are planning out your day and this reduces the chances of you wasting time doing the unnecessary things.

Journal writing also helps in achieving the goals that you will have set for yourself. Sometimes, we need something that reminds us of the why we are doing something and when you refer to your journal, such questions may be answered.

It is also important to put down your progress in writing. This is because in doing so, you can track your pace. It is easier to know when you’re slacking and when you’re going out of track.

The most important thing about journaling is the fact that it is really great for your personal development. This is the period where you are most genuine and honest to yourself. You put the most honest deliberations in writing and in doing so, you get to have the most honest conversation with yourself.

Journal writing can also be meditative when it is just you focusing on the present moment. In that moment, you can write what you really feel. You can describe your surrounding in writing and that can help you relax your brain, refocus your energy and even become more aware of what you really want.

We all have different methods of journaling. Some of us do it on a daily basis while others do it on a weekly basis but what is really important is what you get from it.

In my experience, if you are a beginner, I have a very easy technique that eases the process.

Here’s how you do it ;

Answer these three questions

  1. What am I grateful for today?
  2. What will make me 1% happier today?
  3. Before the day ends, What am I hoping to achieve?

And if it is in the evening , you can answer the following questions

  1. What am I grateful for today?
  2. What made me at least 1% happier today?
  3. Have I achieved something good today?

Remember, you do not have to fill a whole page or write a paragraph for each question. We all have lazy days and a sentence, in this case, is more than enough. Just make sure that you write something before you retire to bed.

As for last weeks challenge, you guys really are taking things seriously, I really do appreciate the feedback and I look forward to hearing what you think about this week’s challenge.

Also guys, Sorry that this is coming a day late. Yesterday I was just not really feeling it and you’d have ended up with something really shoddy.

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