Often, when it comes to do things we know highly effective people do too, but we don't have the habit or we don't feel like doing it, simply we quit. Journaling is one of those practices, and that feeling ocurred to me too.
However, I have been coming across ideas which reformulated my way of thinking about journaling, after thinking it was just a whim of high-performers. In this article, I will be taking you through them.
How to (Properly) Think about Journaling
Journaling Works as a Way of Recording Things for Later Revision
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had in paper today what you have been feeling or doing for the last 2 years? Sometimes, we would like to live more intentionally, and make the things we do memorable and ready to tell to someone.
Actually, Journaling could make you achieve those two objectives, and the best part is that you don't have to spend a lot of time. What you just have to do is to think of those memorable things you want to have stored somewhere.
We often listen to the importance of the "Law of Attraction" and programming your subconscious to manifest what you want in your life. Even though, we have trouble incorporating it to our day-to-day basis. Journaling, can be the perfect time to do this. Actually, this idea came from the podcast of the Tim Ferriss Show with Hugh Jackman. And since then, I incorporated it to my journaling session achieving great results.
Journaling is a Manner of Letting Bad Feelings Go
What we often do, is to complain about the things that occur to us. After doing so, we enter in a vicious circle in which, all those bad vibes result in worst outcomes, and those worst outcomes result in more complains.
A way of avoiding this, is to have a storage for all those negative emotions outside your body. In this way, you could just focus on living the moment without worrying about the “baggage” which holds you back.