Making changes in your life through the practice of journaling is a way of monitoring your
growth and how your are developing as person in relation to others.
Change is a constant process and part of being human. When you embark on changing anything in your life you have to start from where you are. Until you know where that is it
would be difficult to effectively make the change. You should therefore start with writing a
Starting with a journal is about honestly figuring out where you are and what you are doing
so that you know exactly what needs to be changed. It may sound odd, but many of us are unaware of what we do. You can use journaling to include making a list of things you like
about yourself and a list of things that you are grateful for. Measuring your self-esteem is important since it is a crucial aspect of ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ and is one of the keys
to true happiness and fulfillment.
At the same time though, it’s also one of the most important ways to change the way that
others perceive you. If you have high self-esteem, then this is something that will be communicated in the way you walk, the way you talk and your deportment.
Although writing down your good traits won’t automatically change the way you view yourself,
it is nevertheless a very good start and can certainly help you to start being content with who
you are. In the mean time, writing down the things you are appreciative for is a very powerful
tool for improving your happiness. The problem is that too many of us never take the time to
be thankful for what we have and instead spend all our time lamenting what we don’t.
It’s great to work toward goals and to try and improve your life. But at the same time, you also
need to be thankful for the things you’ve already accomplished and congratulate yourself in
To help yourself do this, try writing down three different things you’re grateful for every single day. It can be something specific and important – like the amazing things you’ve already experienced and done. Finally, consider writing about your day if you have time in short bits
(this is a great way to cement memories and to keep a record of your accomplishments) and perhaps writing a to-do list for the day ahead so you can monitor your progress. Over a period
of time you will feel the difference taking shape in your life.???????