When I was little, I read The Princess Diaries books and loved the Anne Hathaway movie version. They sparked a thought, hmm… maybe I can keep a diary and then PUBLISH it one day. Actually, there were a lot of fiction diary books I read. The Princess Diaries probably stood out, because I had this whole princess thing, but that’s another story. Nowadays even I don’t even want to re-read my journal entries, let alone share them with the world. But oh my goodness…
I LOVE JOURNALING! I just want to shout it from the rooftops. This habit is probably the number one thing that keeps me sane. For all it’s amazing benefits and since there’s endless ways to go about it, I feel like it’s truly for everyone.
My favorite way to journal is just doing a stream of conscious mind dump onto the pages, with a 3-page daily quota even when I don’t feel like it. Usually it’s unguided, but when facing a challenge, I’ll prompt myself to focus on a particular something. This is especially helpful since my knee-jerk response to stressors is to distract myself from them… unproductive.
If you need some prompting or would like to buckle down to give special focus towards your goal of getting your fitness shiz together, I’ve got you here. The following prompts will help you to dive deeper into…
Plus! By adopting such a feel-good habit and making journalling a new non-negotiable, you’ll strengthen your commitment to yourself and ability to follow through. You’ll get as much out as you put in, so dive deep into these prompts. They’d be great to work through daily, in order, but you can pick and choose whichever call to you at your leisure.
There you have it. I’d love to know how this goes for you, because dang, this is powerful stuff. If you really work through the prompts above, you can have a break through!
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Sadly, when I’m shouting its praises from the rooftops, a common argument I hear against keeping a journal is being afraid someone will invade your privacy. I’ve been through that, it totally sucks in a major way, but I’m telling you to do this anyway. Go ahead and destroy the evidence. You don’t need to save your entries to re-read.
P.P.S. Grab a cool freebie here!! I wrote a post about what “before” measurements you should track to stay motivated and created a little downloadable/printable tracker. I’ve got a bonus journaling prompt on the last page 😉
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