Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Daily Habit of Journaling

"An unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates

Recording your life on paper eternalizes your essence. You are saying to the world and to yourself that you matter. Though your body now decayed, your thoughts live on forever. With that being said journaling also directly forces you to examine your life. By journaling you are having an inner dialogue with yourself that you can reflect on every time you open your journal. 

I will be journaling early in the morning before the sun rises. This will help me to clear my conscious and evaluate my life more effectively. I can not possibly think of a better way to start the day than to have a warm cup of tea, soothing music or just silence, and a pen to eternalize my thoughts to paper. Since I have a few books to spare I will use 3 noteboks. One book for a free hand thoughts, one book for weekly reflections and improvements, and another journal for quotes/affirmations/gratitude thoughts that resonate with me.

Positive effects of journaling:

  • becoming more self aware
  • helping to understand your own point of view 
  • help recover from emotional turmoil
  • record daily happenings
  • your creativity 
  • writing becomes more effortless 
  • improve mental clarity and self-esteem

Different Types of Journals:
  • personal growth (self-love )
  • dream records
  • gratitude book
  • free hand 
  • travel journal