For example, I only use my journal to write down angry thoughts which helps me relax at the end of the day. To do lists, habit tracking and daily journaling was difficult for me and made me hate writing anything at all. But writing when I'm angry helped me a lot.
Start simple and use your journal for what's best for you. It could be affirmations, sketching, practicing creative writing, whatever. Just don't try to do everything at once 🙂
It gets things started and you begin to start to do things on your own, soon enough everything is natural and you’re living your best life.
Cause when you do it you have the chance to revisit moments (good ones) and feel blessed for them. That good feeling then fills you up with gratitude (a pure kind of gratitude) and elevates you to a new level of consciousness. Journaling promotes awareness and that's the kind of growth people desire.
It is a moment to reflect on the motive behind my actions, on my true feelings and what lies behind them.
I firmly believe in the power of “writing your story/creating your narrative.”
I look for my personal patterns, trends, themes and motifs in my words and then when I encounter them in daily life, I am like, “Oh yeah, I recognize you, what further do I have to learn about this, I wonder?”
This in turn gives my life deeper meaning, helps with flow and encourages synchronicity which is crucially important to me.
If you decide journaling will help you, then it will.
I have several journaling methods, I don't use any one way to get my thoughts down.
One of the methods is to have an outcome in mind.
Find your way-through journaling-to your outcome.
Don't hold yourself back.
Hope this helps.
Now that I have started I realise its a good tool to deal with procrastination and the behavioral issues around it
You have to be very raw and honest with yourself without judgment.
If you're rather an extroverted person , sitting down and reflecting yourself with written words may be hard for you , If that's the case I advise to record your voice or keep a video diary.
Nevertheless , taking your thoughts out of your mind will definitely help you to understand yourself and relax.
Giving journaling a 30 day trial is a great way to see if it’s right for you.
I also hope, that in the future, I will be able to re-read my musings, and find cohesion between my entries. I wonder how my state of mind changes from one week or one month to the next.
Even when negative outpourings of griefstricken despair, vicelike holding my mind captive, loudly rage my delusional perceptions, there, below the surface, my mindful practice faithfully reminds me: this too shall pass, this is not the full truth or reality. Be at peace.
You are automatically kinder to yourself, allow yourself to trial and error more easily.
Go for it!! 🙂
Be kind and thrive