Let’s Journal?

 

journal1As part of my attempt to continue improving on different areas of my life, I decided to start journaling.

I had started journaling back in July while I was in Brazil for World Youth Day but it quickly faded away and I stopped.

Just a few days ago I went back to those journal entries and I was amazed at how much that went on during those days I had already forgotten. I was fascinated at my own insights on things that had happened, and I realized something.

Our lives are full of rich, infinitely valuable little moments that are fleeting and will never come back.

So I decided to start journaling again, and this time with a vengeance.

For the last week or so I have been writing daily, sometimes even twice a day, registering my feelings, my thoughts, my insights on what happens around me, and even making resolutions for the day ahead.

I has been extremely valuable, and I recommend you try it.

As a challenge, I recommend you do it this way:

  1. Write a single journal entry a day, for about 3 days. Register your thoughts, and meditate onto the paper (or keyboard) on the events of the day.
  2. Stop and wait a week.
  3. Go back to those entries and read them.
  4. Continue journaling, this time consistently.

You will be amazed.

You will be taken back to those days and relive the feelings and moments.

It will colour your current goings-on and give it a different spin.

But most of all, you will start to see a storyline to your life, and you will see that all of a sudden you will feel empowered to change it for the better.

Give it a try and let me know.