I have become a HUGE fan of journalling this year! I started in June and it has really helped me to reduce stress, improve my Lyme disease, enjoy being with the kids more and make important business changes.
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Here is a quick video I did about to encourage you to use it this year if you need to make a big change:
Writing stuff down is pretty magic. It empties the mind of stresses and often helps discover a solution more easily.
It gives perspective on a problem and helps to see if things are not as bad as you think. Or even highlights when something is worse and you’ve been letting it go on to long.
The notes help me really integrate healing/personal development I do and make sure I learn new stuff fully.
By doing a 3 monthly review I discover that I tend to have achieved much more than I thought (I tend to be quite hard on myself), and it helps me make a change to problems in the next 3 months.
How it works
As you can see, my journal is really simple.
I started with one page per day, but it’s more like 2-4 pages per day now. The key things that have helped me are:
At the beginning I make a note of what I want to:
- Monitor – this tends to be things I forget to do that are good for me, like dog walking.
- Treatment routine – my current treatment routine, so that I can monitor what does and doesn’t work.
- What I want to achieve over the next 3 months
- at home
- for the Mummy Whisperer
- and my salon.
At the end I review the 3 months (or year if it’s December) and do a summary of what happened and then review what did and didn’t work. This will give me my focus for the next 3 months.
For each day I will highlight in the margin important things that happened e.g going somewhere special with the kids or something happening at work, and some options that help me track my health e.g. exercise.
Most days I’ll make notes from a meditation, do some personal development or read something that I want to make notes on. Those notes go on the plain pages, so that I can also track when I was studying different things. At the end of the 3 months I particularly review these, as I find it helps make sure I’ve really learnt/integrated new info.
I use a gold highlighter to underline important pages that I want to be able to find again, and sometimes little labels if it’s notes I need for work. I LOVE STATIONARY!
I’m going to enhance my notes section for this year and use it for To do’s, memories and doodles of things I want to create/manifest in my life. So it’s going to be more colourful, hence definitely needing more stationary 😉
If you are looking to make a change and aren’t sure where to start, I can’t recommend journalling enough. It doesn’t have to be complicated, a plain notebook is perfect, just add a margin to highlight key points and put the date in.
Let me know what you think and remember to come into my Facebook group for helpful online courses.