30-Day Challenge - Finding Your Journaling Style - Day 17
As you’ve seen in our journey so far, there are a lot of ways you can use the habit of journaling to improve your life. In addition, journal writing comes with tons of benefits. One practice that should definitely be explored when it comes to cultivating a writing habit is that of writing in the morning. Starting your day by journaling can improve your entire outlook and experience. Let me show you what I mean.
Start the Day on a Positive Note
How you spend your morning often sets the tone for the rest of your day. So why not be intentional with your morning practice? Set out each day to write in the morning as a way to set the mood. This is an ideal time to write in your gratitude journal. You will then carry that grateful spirit throughout the rest of your daily encounters. You may also want to write down some visualizations or other positive thoughts. Anything that puts you in a good frame of mind is just fine.
Set Your Intentions
Writing about your goals and intentions in the morning helps to bring those desires to the forefront. As you progress through your day, you’ll be subconsciously focused on looking for opportunities that support your intentions. You will also be more aware of the steps that are required to bring your goals to fruition. Seeing your goals and desires written down will help you to take actions that are in line with those objectives. By focusing on your goals each day, you’ll also be more productive.
Reduce Mental Overwhelm
In yesterday’s post, we explore the benefits of writing a nighttime journal for improved sleep. One of those is that journaling helps you to reduce mental clutter. You get rid of all the excess thoughts that are crowding your brain when you write them down in your journal. If need be, you can carry this practice over to your mornings. You don’t want to start your day stressed and overwhelmed with anxious thoughts. So, when you’re feeling overwhelmed in the morning, take just a few minutes to get it all out on paper. This will free up your brainpower and energy to handle the important tasks at hand as they arise throughout your busy day.
These are just some of the ways you can use a morning journaling practice to improve your day. Give it a shot for yourself, and feel free to experiment with different techniques. Soon, you’ll find your groove and will start to see the benefits morning pages can offer you.
Coach Jackie Out.
- Welcome and Why You Should Start Journaling – Day 1
- Two Super Simple Ways to Start Journaling – Day 2
- What Should You Write in Your Journal – Day 3
- Keeping It Simple and Functional with a Bullet Journal – Day 4
- Use Your Journal as a Creative Outlet – Day 5
- Commit to Journaling Every Single Day – Even if it’s Just a Line – Day 6
- Have You Heard of Gratitude Journals – Day 7
- Pen & Paper or Digital? What’s Your Journaling Medium – Day 8
- Journaling Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive – Frugal Ways to Get Started – Day 9
- Mobile Journaling Ideas for Your Smart Phone – Day 10
- Difference Between a Diary and a Journal – Day 11
- Using a Journal to Work Through Your Emotions – Day 12
- How a Journal Can Boost Your Productivity – Day 13
- Make Your Journal Your Accountability Partner – Day 14
- Journal Like You’re Already There – A Written Spin – Fake It Until You Make It – Day 15
- Journal Before Bed to Improve Your Sleep – Day 16