I've never been a journaler, but I have always been inspired by them. In my mind, they are the people who can beautifully put their thoughts onto paper. They are smart and introspective. They really know themselves and probably they can write poetry. Specifically Haikus.
Somehow I got turned on to The Five Minute Journal at the beginning of January (apparently I am late to this party and it’s all the rage, in every circle - typical). It has been instrumental in creating an effortless habit of journaling for me and also in shifting my daily mindset to a place of gratitude and positivity. Brené Brown said (one time, somewhere, at least I think it was her) that we have a “Not Enough” attitude. We go to bed at night looking at our To Do Lists and say “I didn’t get enough done” and then we wake up in the morning and we say “I didn’t get enough sleep” and that’s the way we go through life. This journal is an antidote to that. Starting every morning with gratitude and thinking about what would make today great - then finishing the day with what really was great. I love it - I would like to buy one for you.