To be honest... I've never really been one to keep diaries, write down my thoughts, or journal in general! But after hearing people rave about The Five-Minute Journal, I decided to pick one up for myself! Now I have the journal sitting on my bedside table everyday waiting for me to open it!
If you haven't heard of The Five-Minute Journal, its an extremely simple way of journaling by getting your thoughts, hopes, and goals out on a page for you to see. Most journals encourage you to write everyday, but this journal reminds you to return to it twice a day. Once in the morning before your day has started, to set your goals and positive hopes for the day. And once at night to reflect on the day and how you can make tomorrow better! The format will help start each day with positive intention and gratitude.
Before you begin your first day journaling, the first few pages remind you of the importance of consistency. Change in your mindset won't happen overnight, so the challenge begins with staying consistent with it for a minimum of 5 days!
I have always heard how journaling is good for your soul, your heart, and your mind... I just didn't realize for myself how helpful it was to have everything laid out in front of me! I now look forward to writing my thoughts down! It almost feels like if I didn't write it... it didn't happen.
It's weird how everything is making us feel like that now, Snapchat & Instagram... now journaling! But this one is a positive thing!!
I am not yet done my journal... I practically just started. But I wanted to share my journey with you and encourage you to pick up a journal of some kind! Sometimes it's hard to admit, but our minds are so crowded with thoughts, dreams, information, emotions... that we can't sort through it! (or maybe I am just talking about myself). But taking time in your day to reflect can have such a positive affect on your life! If we don't we just go through life not even thinking fully about what's happening! Don't get caught up in life and forget about your mind!
Maybe you found this because you were thinking about trying The Five-Minute Journal or maybe just are now curious to try it out! But I encourage you do it! We can journal together :)
Have you tried/heard of this journal?? Let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear from you!