The Positive Practice of Daily Journaling
Contributed by Mishelle Rabkin [Co-Founder Lift To Eat TO]
As one half of @lifttoeatTO, I am grateful to have someone I can lean on with the challenges of my day-to-day. As humans with unique emotions based on our experiences it is difficult to find someone who can relate exactly to what you’re feeling... So, it’s important to surround yourself with people who feed your soul.
While starting @lifttoeatTO with a pipe dream and very little idea on how to ‘get started’ we dove off into the deep end and just began. We celebrate the little wins every day, knowing that our purpose is what drives us, not the gratification of a like.
While we touch on many points of mindfulness, confidence and general wellness, one thing that my other half introduced into our lives was; the practice of daily journaling. I know it seems like a small thing but it has a huge impact. Sam Thomas Davies outlines a template for consistent journaling. The approach features two entries - a morning ‘planner’ entry and an evening ‘journal’ entry. One allows you to set your intentions for the day and the other allows you to reflect on them.
Mastering your mission is really what it boils down to – refining who you are and what you want from life. Getting out of your comfort zone is how you grow, when we recognize our triggers we can flourish and target them in our day-to-day. We are the masters of our own fate, and we have the power to take life by the balls and make our own positive change. Such a little thing such as journaling can have a great impact on your personal growth - and you have the written proof to look back on and track your progressions - how awesome is that?! Within the link below is a template we use to journal our daily planning and reflections - https://www.samuelthomasdavies.com/evernote-journal-template/