Journaling is all about reflection: thinking about where you’ve been, where you’re going, what you’ve done well, what needs work, what you’ve learned, what you might continue to do, etc. And if you’re not a current journaler, a great time to get started is at year’s end. The benefits of journaling are endless. Here are just a few great reasons to start.
Ready to set your 2020 resolutions or intentions? That’s great, but research shows we’re more successful if we look back before forging ahead. On this almost last day of 2019, take stock of the current year before moving into 2020. Here are a few questions to consider on your look back. Journal about one or more of them.
- Is there anything you’d like to celebrate or acknowledge about the past year?
- What in 2019 are you most proud of?
- What setbacks occurred in the past year? How have those setbacks helped you grow? What did you learn?
- Did you have losses in the past year? How have you facilitated healing from those losses?
- What things did you do well in the past year and how did you grow from those experiences?
Happy almost-2020! Here’s to appreciating where we’ve been because it’s the ultimate catalyst to where we’re going.