You may be feeling anxious about everything, the uncertainty of the future, not having control over your life, comparing yourself to your peers. You’re not as confident as you’d like to be, and sometimes have trouble fully believing in yourself. The most important step to reaching your goals will be knowing what your goals are and getting it on paper. Why? Because self-reflection and clarity lead to growth. Journaling will allow you to get clear and concise on your goals and create an action plan.
Journaling is defined by Merriam Webster as “the act of writing one’s observations or thoughts in a journal.” Journaling is a great mindful habit, especially for introverts. As an introvert, I tend to overthink a lot and find it much easier to reflect and express my thoughts and feelings. Research shows that journaling helps introverts become more productive, communicate with others, and calms our mind. Writing down my thoughts has helped me to visualize my goals and take action.
I started digging deep and started journaling on my self-care journey. During my self-care journey, I was able to learn so much more about myself and my actions. Journaling has allowed me to find my voice, gain confidence and communicate more about my thoughts and feelings. Studies show that journaling can lead to better sleep, a stronger immune system, more self-confidence and a higher I.Q.
Personally, I like to write in the Fine and Fearless Lifestyle self-care planner every day. A moment of gratitude can change everything. I truly believe that the key to attracting more is being grateful for what you currently have. I challenge you to take a moment and name three things that you are grateful for. If you’re going to create the life of your dreams, journaling will allow you to do so.
Journal Prompts to use:
- What do you value most in relationships (trust, respect, loyalty, sense of humor, etc.)?
- What four important things have you learned from previous relationships?
- How does your work fulfill you? Does it leave you wanting more?
- What parts of daily life cause stress, anxiety, frustration, or sadness? What can you do to change those experiences?
- How do you prioritize self-care?
Your new vision and the promise it carries will require you to dive deep within and commit to the decision to create the lifestyle that you deserve.