JOURNALING

Reflection

PURPOSE

A simple way to capture your thoughts and be happier, more productive and powerful.

DESCRIPTION

The reticular activation system (RAS) is the portal through which nearly all information enters the brain. It works like a guided missile to filter incoming information. Pointing it in the right direction will help fast-track your journey to achieve what you want in life. No matter where you are in life, use the power of your RAS to program your thoughts by starting and ending the day with clear intentions, a positively focused mindset and conscious reflection. 

BENEFITS

  • Behavioral: Promotes self-awareness and mindfulness. Holds you accountable. Tracks patterns.
  • Cognitive: Clarifies thinking. Generates solutions to problems. Increases creativity.
  • Emotional: Enhances mood. Helps increase feelings of calm and happiness.
  • Health: Reduces stress. Increases wellness.

HOW TO JOURNAL

Find yourself a pen or pencil and a notebook. Upon waking and before sleeping, spend five minutes hand writing a few pages about what’s going on in your life – focus on what is important to you. 

Things you might like to focus on in the morning are: 

  • What are three things you are grateful for? 
  • Daily affirmation or positive quote e.g. I appreciate everything I have, I live in joy. Or I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents. 
  • What is your intention for the day? 
  • What are you committed to letting go of?

Things you might like to reflect on in the evening are:  

  • How have I made a difference in the world today? 
  • What awesome thing happened today?