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01:34-03:05: Sharing with you Four Journal Prompts for you to start journaling.
03:09-03:42: 1st Journal Prompt: How will you remember this year, 20 years from now?
03:44-04:57: 2nd Journal Prompt: Reflect back on the day that’s just past and write down all the little things that you can be grateful for.
04:58-06:33: 3rd Journal Prompt: Journal down what you would do if money wasn’t an issue.
06:35-09:16: 4th Journal Prompt: Think about the future you like.
Journaling. It’s one of the most powerful ways we can slow down our minds.
In fact, the good people of science have crunched the numbers and found that a sample of participants who used journaling to write down their thoughts about something that upset them, actually healed from a physical wound faster than participants who journaled about how they managed their time during the day.
I want to share with you four very simple but crazy powerful journal prompts that you can use in your everyday life.
Grab a pen and grab your notebook.
Don’t do it on your laptop or phone.
Science has shown that when you write down your thoughts the old-fashioned way, your brain is able to slow down, not move at a million miles an hour with a trillion tabs open. Yeah, I see you.
When we’re pen to paper?
We’re able to slow our breathing, slow our thoughts down and actually explore areas in our minds. The things that you’re thinking, and the ideas that you don’t normally get the opportunity to flesh out and explore.
Explore how you would like to remember this year?
What went well?
What didn’t go well?
What did you learn from it?
What would you do 20 years from now?
The power of gratitude journaling is well documented and understood.
What are you grateful for?
Whether it is morning or night, reflect back on your today or yesterday. Write down all the little things that you are grateful for.
Was your coffee amazing this morning?
Did you get every green light as you were driving?
Maybe you had the time to take a bath? Document all the little things in your day that made you smile and that you’re grateful for.
Close your eyes and picture a life unburdened by the constraints of money.
What would you do if money wasn’t an issue?
How would your life look different?
Why can’t we start living in the way that we’ve wanted right now?
Last, but definitely not least, what does it look like when you’ve got your ultimate goal and achieved everything you set to achieve?
Pause for a moment.
Close your eyes if you want and think about your future.
You’ve met the goal that you have been striving to get; perhaps you’ve got that house you want, you’ve got pretty much everything you dreamed of in life.
How are you showing up? Imagine that and write it down.
Write a letter to your future self.
These are mind-opening journaling exercises.
Take your time and enjoy it.
Get creative and explore those corners of your mind that you probably didn’t even know existed.
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