Journaling every day is a habit that comes with a lot of great benefits, like dealing with emotions, focusing on goals, and developing creativity. If you don't know where to start, this simple template can help you get the ball rolling. Photo by Image Catalogue.
Like most things, the hardest part about journaling is getting started. Maybe you've already got a nice journal and pen, but when you open it you end up staring at the pages wondering what you should write. You're not alone! That's why Thanh Pham at Asian Efficiency has provided a great template to kick-start your daily journaling:
- What happened to you that day (events).
- Outcomes, tasks, questions. Outcomes are the big things you want to achieve for the day. Tasks are the smaller steps to achieving outcomes.
- Write down 3 accomplishments.
Questions (all optional, pick as you please):
- What did I read?
- What did I learn?
- What did I do to help my future?
- How did I help someone today?
- Who do I love?
- What am I grateful for?
Journals let you record memories you want to hold onto, show yourself the progress you've made over time, and gives you an opportunity to record your own personal history. Once you've gotten into the habit of writing something every day, you can start getting more creative, reflective, and exploratory as you see fit. You can find more templates and other great questions to prompt your journaling at the link below.
How to Make Journaling a Ritual [Asian Efficiency]