Such a loaded word for so many. They’ve tried it. Quit it. Gone back to it. Loved it. Hated it. Had their kid do it. We think this is because it seems folks are tempted (and even trained) to use journaling as a means of recording their day. But, really, WHY? For what outcome? Why can’t journaling be something simple, centering, and peaceful within our days?
For us at Elevate5, journaling becomes a time to get still, to connect, to be thankful, to listen, to receive, to download, to place requests, and to rejoice. It is also a place to record prayer, progress, and need.
And, remember that it can be fast. It can be easy. Don’t over complicate. Just allow the words to flow for the time you have for yourself that day. You don’t need to outline the accomplishments of the day. At ALL. Now, while we encourage you to take 30 minutes each morning if you can, it can be much quicker if needed. It can be shorter or longer and at any time of day, all depending on what feels and works best for you.
To get you started in on your journaling practice, we have outlined the basic steps we follow each day. Please edit as needed, but just jump in. This practice has literally changed our lives. Literally. Maybe it will be of help for you, too.
All the best,
JoDee & Cara