Keeping journal is a good way to channelize your thoughts and energy towards the solution of problems.
It also helps in remembering the ideas and resources needed to implement those ideas.
It is dumping your problems, emotions, feelings on paper. After writing everything on paper your mind will be in a better position to process the thoughts. Journaling helps in clarity of ideas. Your mind feels free from the shadows of disturbing thoughts and you could see the clear picture.It is the catharsis of mind.
When you set a time for writing journal, it becomes a rest and recovery time for your mind.
Journals are being introduced for mental health as it helps in improving the brain health
1. Start in the morning
Morning is the best time for journaling. Though you can write at any time, but the import part is start writing. Start with 10 minutes. If you don’t have tome to write a lot then start with few lines. You can use paper and pen or you can start digital journal. Some people feel comfortable while writing on paper. But writing a digital journal can help you in keeping privacy more secure. Digital apps provide you with passwords.
2.Write what you did in your day
Date your page. Start with writing about your day. Write down what you did in past 24 hours. Put on paper whatever you can remember about your actions. Don’t analyze anything and don’t worry about the mistakes ang grammer. It is something personal to you. So stop judging your self and let the sentences flow. Make this moment and the journal your very personal.
3. What are you thinking now
After writing down what you did in your 24 hours now is the time to reflect on what you are thinking now. Now your mind would be free to some extent to think about new things. You can have some creative ideas to write down. Jot them down on paper even if you feel like they don’t make any sense. If you feel like your mind has become blank, sit with closed eyes, relax and feel the magic.
Now your mind is conducive to new thoughts.
4.What ideas you have in your mind
You will have some new ideas in your mind . Write them down. These could be about your future and what you want to do. If you will not write them down you will definitely forget them. Putting the ideas on paper takes the burden off from brain and
5.What decisions you need to take
You will need to take some decisions in your life. But you are unable to gather the courage to implement those decisions. Keeping a journal will help you in making a decision. Because reflecting on one thing for few days will help you in knowing the pros and cons.
6. How these decisions will impact your life
The decisions which we take today always impact our future lives. Now reflect on the decisions you want to take and how they will shape your future. Suppose you want to change your career and you have to change your job for this.You just goon thinking about this. Your mind will get stuck on this thought whether to change a job or not.Writing down will make a room for you to see the bigger picture. Just write down what you think without paying attention to the outcome.
After this activity you can start thinking about the next step.Now think about how it will impact your financial situation. It could be anything. This is just an example. There will be much bigger situations in your life which you want to alter.
7. Do you have enough strength to execute these decisions
Now this the most daring part. You need certain amount of strength and courage to execute your decisions. Analyze the decisions and write them down.Write down if you are ready for the change. Writing all this will get you ready for new thoughts. You don’t have to make a loop of recurring thoughts.
8. This is something your personal
Don’t worry and just write down. This is your personal space which you don’t have to share with anybody. Just write down the way you want. Writing helps in remembering things which otherwise you will forget. So
9. Pay gratitude even if for one thing
End your daily journal with paying gratitude. Paying gratitude in your journal is one more important activity. This will help you in feeling better. Or try to pray at the end.