Journaling for growth…
If you do not make changes today, tomorrow will be the same.
This quote summarizes keeping a journal to me, an exercise of pen, paper, and commitment. Everyone is different, but when I write down a plan I take action on it.
I have liked journaling this last couple of years and would like to share what I think are the top three in my opinion. Each one as a special strength of purpose…
The Morning Sidekick Journal
Full Focus Planner
Rituals for Living Dreambook
There are many reasons to journal: lifestyle change, relationship invigoration, lose weight, train for a sport, recharge your business, or to develop leadership skills. I use it for these reasons and also as a writer and blogger I journal as part of my business planning.
Let us begin…
The Morning Sidekick Journal by Habit Nest
This is a 66-day jump-start journal designed to conquer and plan your mornings you can tweak it for your own needs to get motivated. I have used it to create a morning ritual or routine.
There are very helpful tip pages interlaced with short essays about leaders and entrepreneurs in our world. This journal is designed to develop or change habits and develop or define rituals over 66 days.
I used it to evaluate my lifestyle of work/ family balance and to help identify habits and triggers and define a morning ritual that helped me change and embrace lovely morning rituals with my wife including cinnamon tea and short meditation practice.
This journal is only 66 days it is designed to instill a habit or ritual… a change for the better.
It comes in red or beige
Available at Amazon
Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt and Company
This journal/planner builds rituals constructively and helps a digital nomad plan out in great detail daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual goals. It also has a very nice work/ life balance system for rejuvenation and family time.
Designed as a quarterly format with lots of space for rolling quarters, but you need to set aside time to set up and transfer some info to new journal every quarter. My wife and I use this time to take a quarterly retreat and evaluate the plan, and journal.
For me, one of the nice things about the quarterly format is having two pages per day with a calendar space on the left page and open notes for the entire right page. As a writer, this is a nice format because when I go on travel-writing trips I use this planner to take my article or books notes with calendar notes too.
There is a pocket in the back cover for receipts or memorabilia to help a writer stay on track.
There is a very good series to set up your planner.
A good book to go with this planner is:
“Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals”
Rituals for Living Dreambook and Planner
This is my wife’s journal more spiritual and dream-book oriented. She has a background in horticulture, nutrition, and Reiki and this journal helps with a lot of different natural cycles that affect our moods and relationships.
Extensive ritual and gratitude development along with the big 3 every day and great daily and weekly space for life or business goals.
One book for the entire year
They do make some very nice covers for your dream book…
For more journaling ideas and support visit my Facebook group Journaling for Gratitude and Success
That is it…One last tip I always use erasable pens I recommend Pilot Frixion.