Don’t Be Scared of Journaling

03.01.24 |

The written word has magic in it.

If you haven’t started your journaling habit yet, now is a great time to start. Writing down our thoughts and our goals has a host of benefits that impact our ability to make healthy decisions and to make the choices that move us closer to where we want to be.

Some people feel silly, at first, when they start to journal. If you feel that kind of icky sauce bubbling within you, I want you to know that of all of the amazing people I’ve met in my life – from those who have triumphed over great personal adversity to those who have levels of creativity and insights that make me see the world in a new way – they all had a journaling habit.

I think you have the potential to be one of these amazing people, so grab a notebook and start journaling. If that still feels intimidating, pick up your copy of Your LifeBook and start there.

Here’s a prompt to get started:

Reflect on your day and identify the choices you made. Did these choices support Habits of Health or Habits of Disease? If you could replay the scenario, would you make a different choice? If you are faced with the same scenario in the future, what can you do to set yourself up for success?