If you're anything like me, you hold a lot of thoughts in your head. You're constantly thinking about the future, wondering how you're going to get where you want to go, wondering what things will look like a year or 5 years from now, etc.
With all those thoughts bouncing around, it's easy to get caught up there in our minds, mulling things over, over-analyzing, and staying stuck. When things feel disorganized, it can lead us to avoid taking action and just continue putting one foot in front of the other.
The pavement below your feet might seem fine, but have you looked up at the beauty of the horizon? I promise you it's far more motivating than dirty pavement.
I think of journaling as looking into the horizon and taking the time to really examine what you're moving towards. It's an opportunity to get everything out on paper. In doing so you can say, "Yes that's where I want to go!" Or, if you don't like what you see, you can create a new direction for where you're headed.
Journaling gives you space to dream big, to put grand ideas on paper safe within your personal notebook. It gives you a chance to explore where you came from, where you are now, and what sort of future you want to create for yourself.
Plus it's a totally non-judgmental space, which is important because sometimes ideas need to be nurtured privately before being shared with the world. It's a piece of paper after all - it can't make a face or audibly exclaim when you fill it in on your big dreams.
A quick note on Journaling Practices
Everyone's journaling practice looks different.
Just like a meditation or yoga practice, what works for one person might not work for someone else. That's the beauty of this sort of self-reflective work: you're the expert! You get to decide what process works for you versus what doesn't.
Want to journal right when you wake up? Awesome!
Want to journal right before bed? Awesome!
Want to sit in the part near your office during lunch and write, write, write? Awesome!
You do you, sister!
My favorite journal prompts
Now that I've just told you that you can journal any which way, I'm sensing some of you might feel frustrated or confused about where to start.
In an effort to help you get started, I've compiled my favorite journal prompts in the form of a FREE download for you!
Use 'em all. Choose one. Worth through them a day at a time. It's totally up to you! Again, you're the expert in deciding how journaling works for you. I'm here to give you some guidance so you can get rolling.
Want my journal prompt list? Grab your favorite notebook and click the button below to download it!