It was Mahatma Gandhi, who said, "Your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, and your values become your destiny."
The process of journaling embodies this quote to perfection.
In order to achieve your goals, develop new habits, and change your life, you need to start focusing on changing small things that will have a big impact on your life.
Journaling helps you, reverse engineer, your goals, thereby giving you the best chance of achieving them.
Make 2020 your best year by using these 6 journaling ideas before the end of the first quarter. This will also give you the time to perfect and work on your various goals as the year progresses.
Start Your Day by Writing Down Your Goals
Enumerating your goals may sound like a monthly, if not yearly, task. However, there are benefits to journaling your goals every day. Not only will this remind you of what you are working towards, but it will also give you the opportunity to reassess your goals and reframe them as you see fit. Do this every day over the first quarter, and then look back at how your vision for yourself has changed.
Journal Your Gratitude
Start your day with an abundance of gratitude and optimism by making a note of the top 3 things that you are grateful for. The process of feeling grateful is a known way to reduce your stress and get out of a pessimistic thought cycle.
Hold Your Therapy Sessions on Paper
When you are stressed, it is understandable that you feel overwhelmed and unable to process what is happening around you. Your journal can be a great help to you these days. Hold an impromptu therapy session for yourself by answering simple questions like what you are stressed about, why you are feeling this way, and what can be done to reduce your stress levels.
Log the Best Part of Your Day
As an extension of the gratitude process, start jotting down ONE thing that made you happy today. This will also help you shift your focus to a positive thought before you hit the bed.
Use Your Journal to Solve Problems
Trust your brain – you already have all the answers you need. Jot down your problem, create a list of pros and cons, and write whatever comes to your mind till you get some clarity.
Keep Track of Your Monthly Bills
Start an income/expenses page in your journal to write down estimates and actual costs of what you spend. This will help you see your spending trends and stay on top of your dues.
We hope that these 6 journaling ideas will help you make journaling a little bit more serious this year and also help you achieve goals both in your personal life and business.