One of the most significant lies we tell ourselves is we are stuck in a rut. However, did you know it is possible to change your situation and change yourself too?
The mind is a powerful thing. It can be our greatest ally or our biggest enemy. The key to reinventing yourself is to gain control over the mind and start living the life you want to live. One way you can do this is by keeping a journal.
Here, you will discover five ways to reinvent yourself through journaling.
1. Choose the right journal
Okay, so this one may sound a little silly, but the journal you choose can significantly impact its effectiveness. Your journal is supposed to inspire and motivate you to use it. So, if you do not love it, you are not going to feel very inspired.
Take your time to choose the right journal. Think about its design and the way out of the pages. Do you love it? Can you see yourself writing in it every day? It may sound a little ridiculous, but the right journal will pick you up.
2. Start by writing about the things you are grateful for
Once you’ve got the right journal, figuring out how to start can be pretty tough. If you are struggling, start by writing a list of the things you are grateful to have in your life. You can either write first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening. There are advantages of doing it both times, so it is all about what works for you.
We often spend most of our time focusing on the things we do not have or the things we wish we had. It makes us forget about the positive things we do have. Journaling helps you focus on the positive things in the here and now, rather than wasting time and energy wishing for something more.
How can this help you to reinvent yourself? Well, the more positive you are, the easier you will find it to make a change. Our negativity often sets us back in life, so anything that makes us become more positive can help us reinvent ourselves.
3. Be 100% honest
Journaling is not going to help you if you are not 100% honest. The trouble is, you may find you spend so much time hiding how you feel that being 100% honest about your thoughts and feelings can be challenging to start. It would help if you remembered that your journal is a safe place. It is a non-judgmental space that enables you to say exactly how you feel with no repercussions or judgments.
Once you are honest about your thoughts and feelings and what you want from life, you will see what you need to do to change.
4. Write down your goals
Use the journal to write down what it is you want to achieve. You can write your goals in the form of short-term and long-term goals. It is essential to see the big picture. Where do you want to be in 3-5 years, and how could you potentially get there?
Writing down your goals and identifying the steps you need to take to change will help massively.
5. Make it a routine
It is important to use your journal daily. Set up a daily routine where you write in your journal at a specific time. Once you have gotten used to writing in the journal, it will become an automatic habit you carry out each day.
As with anything, to reinvent yourself, you need to be persistent and committed. So, be sure to write in your journal every single day.
These are just five ways to reinvent yourself through journaling. The more you do it, the more chances you will start to see – both how you feel and how you act. The more I journal, the better the results I experience. I know you will as well. Happy journaling! Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.