The Five Minute Journal: It's Worth The Time

by Sarah O'Flaherty April 08, 2016 0 Comments

The Five Minute Journal: It's Worth The Time

I'm sure I've mentioned before about the benefits of journaling, there is nothing better than spending a little bit of time putting your thoughts down in writing. It clears your head, gives you a new perspective on things, and even sometimes helps to resolve issues that somehow seemed unsolvable. 

I've been journaling for sometime and have always found it really useful. I recently discovered a new way of journaling and I have to say I really like it. It's positive, it's really easy to do everyday - because it doesn't take up too much of your time), and it includes being grateful. 

So here's the basic format:

AM Pages
I AM GRATEFUL
* Think of someone who has helped you or that you are grateful for knowing - it's good to try to think back in time a little bit. 
*  The opportunity I have today is...
* I am grateful for ..... something that happened yesterday
* I am grateful for...something simple and close at hand. 
WHAT WOULD MAKE TODAY GREAT
* Think of something that would make today great. 
DAILY AFFIRMATIONS
* I am xx
* I am xx
* I am xx
PM Pages
THREE AMAZING THINGS
* List three amazing things that happened in your day or anything you were grateful for. 
HOW COULD I HAVE MADE MY DAY BETTER
* Any thoughts on how you could have made your day better.
 
And that's it. Simple isn't it. 
You can buy a journal and write in your journal everyday. Personally, I use evernote - just because I like to keep things digital - but whatever takes your fancy. 
Kudos to Tim Ferris here for the inspiration and detailed format. 


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