Do you have a morning routine? Morning routines are great to start the day off with a bang. As well as meditating and reading, it’s also good to include some journaling as part of your routine. Journaling helps you connect better with your goals, improve your mental clarity and helps you grow.
Here are four exercises you can use to make journaling part of your morning routine:
- Write down your goals and how you envision your life will be when you reach them. The more you envision your goal, the quicker you can move towards making it happen. Writing about your goal will help you get in the right frame of mind for taking action to achieve it. It’s been said that the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire is that the billionaire writes their goals down twice a day. Connect often with your goals to keep up the momentum.
- Consider stream of consciousness writing, writing whatever comes into your head. Julia Cameron advocates writing three pages of stream of consciousness writing in the book The Artist’s Way. These are not intended to be creative, although they can make great food for thought, rather they intended to get all the negativity and stuff that stifles you out so you can continue with your day in a more positive frame of mind.
- Connect with your inner wisdom. First thing in the morning is a great time to connect with your inner wisdom. You can do it as a dialogue form where you ask your inner wisdom questions. You could ask your inner wisdom questions about the activities you intend to do during the day.
- Write about a dream you had the night before and what it means to you. You could use a journaling technique such as dialogues with some of the symbols in the dream. Ask why they are in the dream and what they are there to teach you. Then go on to write about what you think the dream means. Concentrate on the feelings you had during the dream.
Many successful people use journaling as part of their morning routines to set them up for success during the day. Which technique will you use to include journaling as part of your daily routine?