So do you keep a journal?
‘What is the point of that?’ some may ask. Well, I keep a journal, and when I reflect over my habits over the last two decades, I can see that I’ve always kept some sort of journal, but for different reasons. In my 30s I wrote about my spiritual journey and searching for…. well, meaning, I suppose. I wrote about my feelings and famous quotes or psalms that made me feel good, or that I could identify with. In my 20s, I wrote mostly in the style of a diary, talking about friendships and love, and heartache over a university boyfriend, the celebration and triumph of being an independent woman with a career, and the death of my father. Now I choose to write daily affirmations, and business ideas, and exciting goals, and the thoughts that pop into my head after silence and meditation in the morning. I have learnt to write a list of five to seven daily high leveraged actions, and a plan of activities for the week. There is still room for improvement, but that is part of the fun.
I suppose now it is more of a holistic style of writing; frantic in a way as I am learning so much and spending time in personal development, skill set and mindset training via audio online programmes, or CDs or books and conferences and training days, so I’m jotting down any number of lists, notes, actions or congratulations to myself for achieving a goal. However, It’s the ideas with small quiet voices, that when captured and written down, can develop a whole energy of its own, and take me off on a journey of discovery, excitement and action, that perhaps would not have caught my attention fully, had I not written them down and explored them in my journal.
So will you start to keep a journal?