There are many methods you can use to develop yourself and your business.
One of the easiest ways is to keep a journal. For me this is a natural thing to do, because I love writing (on paper – the old fashioned way).
I keep 7 different kinds of journals, but that might be a bit much for you 🙂
Today I will share 3 of my journals with you.
These journals help me in many ways in my business, and I’m sure they can help you as well.
Yes, it takes some time to keep them – but you can gain so much by keeping them that it’s absolutely worth investing time in.
These 3 journals are:
1. Inner work journal
Every morning I take some time to write in this journal.
Often I start with a brain dump: I just write down everything that comes to mind and dump it all on paper.
This brain dump clears your mind.
After the brain dump I usually ask one (or all) of these questions, and write down everything that comes up after I wrote them down:
- What is it that needs my attention now?
- What is the most important thing to focus on right now?
- What does my soul need right now?
- What does my business need right now?
These questions and the answers they provide help you focus on those things that REALLY matter right now.
The questions help you listen to your intuition and open you up for signs and nudges from the universe.
It helps you determine which actions are the ones you need to take NOW. (Which are not always the same actions as the ones on your to-do-list.)
2. Success journal
At the end of each day, write down 3 successes (or more).
These can be ‘small’ things (only ate 2 cookies instead of the whole bag) and ‘big’ things (wrote a great article).
Writing down your successes helps you stay motivated and connected to everything that’s already working in your business.
Most of us have a tendency to focus too much on everything that’s not right or perfect yet.
Keeping score of your successes, both small ones and big ones, helps you focus on the positive and everything that’s already going well for you.
3. Gratitude journal
This is another journal that helps you focus on all the wonderful and good things there are in your business and life right now.
Write down 3 or more things you are grateful for at the end of each day.
It will instantly boost your mood and help you feel more optimistic and fulfilled.
There is always something to be grateful for: the beautiful flowers on your balcony; your health; something nice someone did for you; etc.
And remember: what you focus on, expands.
The more energy you give to things that you are grateful for, the more things you feel grateful for will show up in your life.
Buy beautiful notebooks and set some time aside each day to write in them.
(The picture with this article is of my own success journal.)
Try to keep at it for at least a month, and see what it brings you and how different you feel.
This week’s Transformational Action
1. Decide which of these 3 journals speaks to you most.
2. Go out and buy yourself a beautiful notebook, and
3. Start your new journal today!
Let me know what you think! You can post your comments below. Thanks!