Why I Journal

I don’t know about you, but I recently began to love journaling. Each day as I focus on my “New Kind of Normal,”  I am becoming a better version of me.

Why I began to Journal

There are things in my life that I struggle with on a daily basis; Kids growing up, severe asthma, heavier weight than I want to be, and the scariest of all is my Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. I have never felt good about myself, my job, my attitude, and my body. I knew I needed a change, so I began tracking how I was feeling each day. As I looked back, there was nothing positive that I was writing about. I decided it was time for a change because I knew that God had blessed my life in so many ways, but I wasn’t appreciating it like I should have.

Journaling has begun to change my life in a positive way. It has helped me on the journey to taking control of my subconscious mind and has helped by making me more aware of my thoughts. It is allowing me be to become my best self!

What do I Write About?

Every person will have their own ideas of what they want to write about in their journal, but when I write, I try to focus on how I can live a better life and what will make me a happier person.   I begin each morning by writing a few affirmations and goals because it gives me a clear vision of where I want to be. I avoid talking about my weaknesses, instead focus on my strengths. For instance, I know I am overweight and out of shape, but when I began exercising and eating healthier food,  I began to get stronger, I began to lose weight, I began to lose inches, and I can do more repetitions than previously; so now when I journal about it, I focus on the good things I am doing and try to do even better with the next exercise or the next meal. I think you get my drift. Good habits will give good results! Bad habits will give bad results! If you want change, you have to go after it, therefore, change your way of thinking in order to make it a reality.

Ideas of Positive Affirmations

Make new connections to things you think about. For instance, when I used to think about a diet, I would think, I can’t eat my favorite foods, I’m going to starve, or I hate exercising. Now, my thoughts are different. I don’t call it a diet; I call it a way of life. I tell myself how important my health is to me, so I am able to be here for my kids and grandkids. There are so many other ways you can change your thought process to be more positive, but take one step at a time and start by changing your mindset.

My absolute favorite journal is by Daily Greatness. These journals will empower and inspire you to start your day with clear intentions. They are even available for business planning.

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