5 Things That Will Sabotage Your Journaling Experience Every Time

Any new thing that you try has its challenges and even in your writing practice, you can sabotage your journaling experience before you even start. Over the years, journaling has changed and evolved into a powerful tool for self-reflection, productivity, and creative expression. There are so many different methods you can use to create a journal that perfectly fits your personality and lifestyle, that it would seem impossible to have doubts or misconceptions. However, it’s common to get off track and make mistakes even with so many different journaling paths at your fingertips. Here are 5 things that will sabotage your journaling experience every time Aiming for Perfection: One of the biggest challenges that can ruin your journaling experience before it even begins is aiming…

Writer’s Block: 5 Powerful Journaling Prompts to help Uncover the inner writer inside you

Starting the habit of journaling can seem a bit overwhelming and maybe even intimidating and have you facing writer’s block, especially if writing has never been your jam. You may think you’re not a writer when in reality you’ve simply never had the tools to draw out the thoughts, feelings, and emotions bubbling up inside you. Writing prompts are a great way to get out of your own head, tap into your creativity and turn even the most average writer into someone who can string words together beautifully. Here are 5 powerful journaling prompts that can help you overcome writer’s block My perfect day looks like:  When you first start writing, you want to make it easy, letting the words just flow without too much…

5 Journal Ideas that will have you doing more and worrying less

I don’t know about you, but it can be really overwhelming trying to manage all your work and family obligations, not to mention a to-do list that always seems to be a mile long. It’s stepping into the hamster wheel, running fast to get nowhere, and leaving you filled with frustration. This is where journaling can help bring a little calm to the chaos, restore a sense of order to your life, AND make you more productive and focused in the process. You simply need to know what elements to include in your journal that will help to get you there on an accelerated path. Here are 5 journal ideas that will boost your productivity and put you on the fast track to success. Goals:…

Not Your Mother’s Diary: Styles to Consider For Your First Journal

There isn’t a one size fits all solution when it comes to journaling. We’re also not talking about your mother’s diary which may be just writing down your thoughts because journaling is so much more than that. Journaling can be an outlet that allows you to express your creativity, get organized, increase your productivity and discover who and what you really want through self-reflection. Creative styles to consider when choosing your first journal Written Journaling: The most common style you may think of is this one and this style can include everything from daily to-dos, grocery lists, and meal planning to a place where your biggest goals and innermost thoughts reside. A written journal is a place where you can kickstart your creativity in the…

From Blank Pages to Big Life Changes

Have you ever thought about how you can go from blank pages to big life changes in your through the art of journaling? Remember when you were younger, when you spend countless hours on writing in your diary during those awkward middle school days? Since those days, journaling has evolved and changed into something a bit more – it’s become a tool for helping you organize your life, prioritize and set goals, reflect on and remember the past as well as envision the future of your dreams. And no matter what your personality or creative style looks like, you can make journaling work for you – it’s not a one size fits all kind of habit. There are many different styles and elements of journaling,…

What’s the worst-case scenario for you?

I love setting goals and working towards them little but little. What I don’t love is that my mind will think of the worst-case scenario which can at times paralyze me to get things done, especially when it comes to my business goals. Prompt What’s the worst thing that could happen if I moved forward in my business? Reflections, Thoughts, and Feelings when it comes to the worst-case scenario The worst thing that could happen is that I lose more negative people in my life. I know, I know, you’re probably reading this and you’re like “how is this a bad thing”. It’s not really. But we are drawn to the drama of other people’s misery. I am more aware of this now and in…

What do you worry about at 3 am?

When it comes to your life, career, or business, what do you worry about at 3 am? What is that one thing that is keeping you up all night you wish you could solve so that you could start sleeping again? Prompt What do you worry about at 3 am? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings I used to worry about how the bills would be paid, if my kid would survive another day and when would life finally become easy because shit I was tired of everything being so damn hard. I wanted to solve all of it and thought that going to school and getting my master’s degree was the solution – and well in part it was – until the job and working for someone…

What do I want to be, do and have

I don’t know about you but to declare what I want to be, do, and have caused me to have a reaction simply because we are taught to not want anything and just exist. Anytime I share something I want, I get some kind of negative response from the other person: that’s not possible or reasonable or realistic or something to that effect. I’ve been working on my mindset stuff for years now and I have always had this innate optimism that knows what I want is possible and brings the teachers I need into my life. I also learned that it’s okay to declare what you want to be, do and have, set goals, and go after them. Prompt What do I want to…

What specifically do you want to accomplish?

In yesterday’s journal prompt, did you write about what specifically you want to accomplish? Perhaps not because too often we don’t go deep enough with our wants and desires and are clear in what we want to achieve. That’s what today is all about! Prompt What specifically do you want to accomplish? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings For me, the biggest thing is indeed breaking free from the societal constraints and programming of how we should live our life. I graduated high school, earned two college degrees, and even worked jobs, but at the end of the day, I just couldn’t fit into the mold. What I want to accomplish has been said to be pipedreams and I shouldn’t live with my head in the clouds. And…

What do I want out of life

There was a time when I stumbled over my words when someone asked me what do I want out of life. And anytime I ask a client what they want, they go through the same motions. All too often we think we know what we want, and based on the programming we’ve received throughout our life. So that’s what today is all about! Prompt: What do I want? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings I’ve been pondering this more and more and I go through specific questions every so often because our wants change over time. What I wanted 15 years ago isn’t the same as what I want now. Back then I wanted to just survive and bring in enough of an income to contribute without worrying…