I am sharing my 3 Why’s on why I still sit with a paper journal and pen each day! Journaling has been a practice since the fifteenth century so it’s nothing new. I’m sure there have been many amazing women through the ages that have discovered what I’m sharing with you today. And I think continuing this practice into our future generation is important and not to mention powerful in exploring one’s thoughts and creativity. In this post we are going to talk about how I’ve used this practice and how it has changed what kind of leader, healer and mama bear I’ve become because of this simple tool.
I like to merge personal and professional aspects of your life…There are so many parts of life, work, family, romantic relationship, spiritual journey and so much more. Journaling is a place for all of it to live. Whether I am planning my week, writing a heart share about my love life, and even just talking to myself.
My why’s for journaling….
First Why…My Brain and Emotional Dumping Ground
Get all the things out of my head and onto the page. I get clarity and more focused with a dump list. Nothing helps with that monkey mind of to-do’s that run in the background of our day. This takes up important real estate in my emotional and mental capacity. By giving yourself permission to write it down and let go a bit can be so helpful. Sometimes I will even find that this thing that is bouncing around in my head isn’t that important. My decrement steps in and I can focus on what’s truly important to my life.
Second Why…Inner Knowing
When I make room and space for myself, I find this beautiful connection to my inner voice and truth. This in turn helps me navigate my life at a new level. Our highest version of ourselves lives within and when we journal, we allow to move into a space for our true essence to come to the surface. I recommend meditating and then journaling. This is my favorite approach. In my experience I can lean on this practice to help me move into important life and business decisions.
Looking ahead and tapping into the future. Whether it’s the practical by creating goals and actions. Or maybe its dreams and intentions. My journal is where I plan, dream and manifest most of the life I live.
Bringing it all together, I recommend using one journal for all the things and parts of your life. I like the old school approach of a paper journal, but the electronic versions work too. If you have found yourself wondering how to move the needle or get motivated in your life or business journaling could be an excellent solution that takes minutes a day and can have a huge impact on your day.