Conquer Those Mindset Roadblocks with Journaling

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Journaling is about clarity, and when we gain clarity about roadblocks that are holding us back, we are better able to deal with them. Although journaling can be useful for several reasons, it is perhaps best for personal growth, and breaking down barriers is a worthwhile goal. Here are a few common types of roadblocks and how to use journaling to defeat them.

Money Roadblocks

Perhaps the most valuable tool in the fight against money roadblocks is your budget, but there is no need to make your budget and your journaling entirely separate entities. Tracking your spending, after all, is similar to journaling, and tracking down your thoughts on your budgeting progress can help you find out what works best for you.

Furthermore, tracking your financial roadblocks is about uncovering your relationship with money itself. By journaling about it, you will be better able to find out what is holding you back and improve in the future. Even if it takes time to make progress you are seeking, journaling about money lets you spend the rest of your time focused on other significant goals.


We often are plagued with feelings of insecurity, and journaling can be an excellent technique for breaking down these roadblocks. Perhaps the most common type of insecurity is imposter syndrome, which is common among people who do not feel like they belong or deserve to be in a particular field. By tracking downtimes when your feelings of insecurity or imposter syndrome pop up, you will be able to craft an action plan for accepting these feelings and letting them pass promptly.

Merely acknowledging that imposter syndrome is a part of your life lets you recognize intrusive feelings for what they are. Feelings of insecurity may never entirely go away, but you can help make them nothing more than minor distractions through journaling.

Productivity Roadblocks

People often joke about procrastination, but productivity roadblocks constitute a significant issue for many, especially in the digital era. If you have a bullet journal, consider making quick notes about your progress during the day and times when you are unable to be at your best. Look for patterns and find ways to set yourself in an ideal environment for success.

If you view low productivity as a significant setback, consider setting aside a few minutes every night looking back at what you think held you back during the day. Focus on the positive as well: A few minutes in the morning covering how you intend to be productive can set you on a course for success. Try listing the three most important tasks that you MUST finish that day, and you will start your workday focused and determined.

Journaling is a powerful tool, and it helps us uncover what we need to succeed in our personal and professional lives. If you, like most people, are currently being held back by roadblocks, make sure to use journaling as a way to uncover roadblocks, form actionable plans, and thrive.

Need more convincing? Join my intro class on February 28, at 2 p.m.!

I will discuss how to get started journaling, some more benefits, tools you need to get started, and writing ideas. We will also talk about the pros and cons of handwritten journaling vs. digital journaling. Plus, ways to incorporate this new habit into your already busy life. We will have fun! So, join me on February 28, at 2 p.m. Be sure to register for notifications!

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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