Why Journaling Helps to Improve Your Mindset

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There are many different types of journals and styles of journaling, to help you find what fits your personality best. You can use a traditional journal, or you can use a journal geared towards a specific subject or topic. And of course, Bullet Journaling, great for those who prefer an analog system that can be customized to suit many needs. Any journal that you use consistently can help improve your mindset.

Journaling Helps Change and/or Develop Habits

Journaling can really help a lot with your daily habits, changing existing habits, or developing new habits. You can use your journal to help you evaluate how you live your life on a daily basis and help you make conscious decisions to reach your goals.

Mindfulness and your mindset go hand-in-hand. Journaling creates a mindful habit that helps you develop a more positive mindset. As you set your goals and track your progress in your journal, you become more focused as a habit and your get better results, whether in your business or personal life. 

As you know I love the bullet journal system, and it can be great for tracking daily habits. Of course there are many other ways to track your new and improved habits, they make an app for that. There are general apps to help you track habits, to apps that track specific habits, this may be a great option for your lifestyle.

Journaling Lets You Express Your Emotions

Journaling is best known as a place to write down your feelings, but did you know that expressing your emotions can actually change your mindset. You can use your journal as a safe and private place to record your feelings, but you can also express your emotions with something as simple as a mood tracker.

A mood tracker does just what it advertises, it helps you track your moods. You can create a page in your bullet journal (you knew I was going to mention it again, right) or you can even use a simple spreadsheet. And yes there are many apps to track your moods as well. I have even seen a cross stitch mood tracker.

As with any type of journaling a mood tracker can be minimal or can include specifics about each day, to create a more complete picture of what is happening in your life and how it is affecting you.

Journaling is a Great Place to Express Gratitude

Simply by expressing gratitude, we are able to shift our mindset to a more positive outlook. There are many options when it comes to journaling about gratitude. You can get a journal that is specifically designed to be a Gratitude Journal, and of course you can create a section in your bullet journal as well. You can write in a blank journal or notebook, or you may want to create a digital journal.

There are apps that are specifically geared towards gratitude as well. The most important step of course is to make it a daily or near daily habit. The more you focus on all the positives in your life, the better you will be able to handle when problems arise, by having a positive mindset.

And problems will arise, that’s life and business. And while it is can seem easier to focus on the problems or the negative aspects of your life, if you pay attention, there are so many more positive things. So take action. 

Every day, write down what you are grateful for. It can be anything simple, mundane, or extravagant. There are no rules for what you are grateful for. Think of at least one good thing that happened or one blessing, and write it down.

Something To Consider

As you use journaling to help to improve your mindset, you may also be interested in the latest release from Barb Ling and Dennis Becker, called The Online Money Making Mindset. To succeed as a business owner, you need to have the right mindset, and this book will help to do just that. Take a look. 


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  1. I am thinking that this blog challenge is my form of journaling. Is there a best time of day to journal? In the morning to set the mood for the day? In the evening, to rewrite the history of what went wrong into a better light story, or to note a few things your ever awake mind can work on for you while your body sleeps.
    What about a blog post that takes all day to prepare and polish? Maybe that is going beyond a journal.
    Blog on !

  2. The best time of day to journal is all of the times that you listed. You want journaling to enhance your life not be an added chore. I love your choice of words “rewrite the history of what went wrong” I will never see evening journaling in quite the same light. 🙂

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