Top 9 Journaling Myths Busted!

Is journaling really overrated and pure fluff?

In my experience, daily journaling is a very powerful tool that I think tends to get underestimated.

Sometimes we think of journaling as this fancy notebook where we capture the things we did in the past, or where we keep our most intimate/dark secrets or that we need to have kickass writing skills to be worthy of it

It couldn’t be further from the truth.

Journaling is awesome for setting goals and action plans. It’s a great way to hold yourself accountable and build self-discipline, and so much more

Here are the top 9 myths I hear people about journaling that I hear on a regular basis and that I hope will that hopefully will change your perception of it

  1. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO JOURNAL. Don't worry. There is no "right way" to do it. Try different approaches. Keep doing what works for you. Stop doing what doesn't.
  2. I NEED A FANCY/PROPER JOURNAL TO START. Nope. Use an old notebook, note pad or a cheap planner. Your journal doesn't need to have fancy quotes or Fancy formats. All you need is a place to write. The simpler the better.
  3. I NEED TO WRITE EVERY SINGLE DAY. Don't force it. Write when you have something on your mind, when you want to remember a particular event or experience, or when you want to make plans and set goals for the future.
  4. I NEED TO WRITE "x" NUMBER OF PAGES AND FOR "Y" MINUTES ALL THE TIME. Unless you thrive on a particular routine or structure, let this be organic. don't force it . Write as much as you feel like it.
  5. MY WRITING SKILLS ARE TERRIBLE. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO WRITE. It doesn't matter. You are the only one who's going to be reading what you write.
  6. I SHOULD ONLY WRITE ABOUT "HEAVY" OR "DEEP" STUFF. Nope. use your journal to log your training, to hold yourself accountable, to celebrate wins, etc
  7. I DON'T HAVE TIME TO JOURNAL. Do you have 5-15 minutes in the morning and/or evening? i bet you do
  8. JOURNALING IS JUST TO ACCOUNT FOR THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST. False. Use your journal to set goals and create a plan to achieve them, to plan for the future, to write down ideas and dreams, to show gratitude for future events. 
  9. I HAVEN'T FOUND JOURNALING HELPFUL. Give it some time. Like building any habit, you will not see dramatic changes in a short period of time. the average time to build a habit is about 2 months.

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