Finally...the first version of my Journal.
About a year ago I created a planner and journal for my clients and members to use, and the first version is finally here. Download a print off by responding with “yes, please” and enjoy my strategy on feeling a comprehensive sense of progress when it is easy to get distracted on where we are not.
I think dreaming and reminding ourselves of all of our “parts” is essential to our truth. Deficit thinking, while productive, has an effect on our spirit. Many times, there is a lot happening that is amazing, but we look at what is NOT currently indicative of our effort, our dreams, our strengths and this somehow defines our entire life for the moment.
No amount of self talk can take us out of stress mode when we define our entire life based off of a moment of change or uncertainty.
So recognize ALL your parts. Write down in an accompanying journal what makes you feel the most energized.
Next I have “personal dreams.” These are my ideals for how I want to feel progress for myself (professional, personal).
Self Care dreams are my ideals for caring for myself. I include exercise, movement, nutrition, stress breakers, etc.
Family is how I interact with my family and how we develop our own plans and presence.
Travel is a personal love of mine. I like to be out of my element to keep a complex sense of truth inside of my head. It keeps me pleasantly unclear.
Talents and creativity are meant to be for the individual that has an art that they love! Reading, writing, playing an instrument, speaking, language, craft, etc. Keep this a part of you!! Boredom happens when we lose aesthetic and creative challenge.
Thoughts on society is healthy as it keeps my perspective in check. Social media makes people seem mean and I think to maintain a sense of love towards life, you can’t write out the world. You have to find empathy and authority balance. This would be a place for that monthly reflection and outlet.
Ideal day is how I would structure my time to feel complete. Where my attentions would go. How I would use my energy. Monthly assessment is a necessity.
My Ideal Connection is most important. The energy you use is the energy you make.
Finally, I include reflection. SO MUCH REFLECTION and explanation. You can’t know your effect without truly thinking about it. Do it all the time. Write about what has happened and how it changed you and vice versa.
This is a work in progress, but something finally put together.
Fear first, right?
I think creating a monthly way to see yourself comprehensively is interesting and a way to pass down your authenticity =)