SOS BOOK Chapter 62: Journaling supports personal transformation.



JOURNALING HELPS EXPLORE OUR PROGRESS.

Keeping a journal helps us review our problems & achievements. We can log or describe our personal progress. We can also record our insights & learnings along the way. This includes the challenges and emotional triggers we have encountered. Journaling allows us to verbalize our thoughts, feelings & emotions by describing them in writing.

…Have you tried journaling before?


KEEPING A JOURNAL CAN BUILD SELF-WORTH.

A journal also records our milestones of success. We tend to forget our success & achievements too quickly! We become distracted by new activities and challenges.


Without confirmation of our positive achievements, we tend to dwell on the negatives instead. That negative tendency can lower our vibration and take us down! If we over focus on the negative, our self-worth and self-esteem will suffer. So, journaling can be used to monitor our energy and to help keep our vibration high.

…Do you focus enough on the positives?


REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS TO REINFORCE SUCCESS.

Journaling can also help overcome future self-doubt. We have recorded our past courage and the wisdom we have gained. We can then look back in our journal and see just how far we have travelled. We can see what the key lessons or past milestones have been. So, a journal can help measure or chart our development. This can encourage us to go further!

…Would it be useful to have a history of your growth?

FURTHER REFLECT ON INSIGHTS & REALIZATIONS.

On our journey, new understandings and precious wisdom will crystallize. Looking back on these realizations helps us reinforce these insights. Re-reading our journal entries can uncover even more wisdom. Recording the life lessons we have learned is therefore very useful.


Keeping a journal is also an opportunity to strengthen our inner connection to our higher self. The act of journaling in a quiet setting can be a contemplative or meditative experience.

…When could you schedule some regular quiet time for journaling?


JOURNALING HELPS US TO BE MORE GRATEFUL.

Journaling is another opportunity to document what we are grateful for. We can also appreciate the progress we have made. We can be thankful for the improved quality of our life. A journal can help us to review our life path. It can help us realize how fortunate we are. This helps us become more grateful.


We can be grateful, not only for our material progress, but for our health & relationships. Most importantly, we can acknowledge our inner well-being, fulfillment & peace of mind.

…Do you feel grateful for all you have?


We can even chart our level of service to others in a journal. A journal can help us recognize the giving of our talent & ability. It's also a useful check on our motivation. Are we offering our service freely for the ultimate benefit of all?


JOURNALING PROMPTS CAN HELP YOU START.

Journaling is most beneficial if we maintain a neutral or objective perspective. When starting a journal entry, you could patiently wait for your subconscious to provide a topic. Sometimes when facing a blank journal page, it’s not clear what to write about. So, the following prompts might help you get into the flow.


1. What are your goals or hopes?

2. What worries & frustrations do you have?

3. List your recent feelings & emotions.

4. Celebrate milestones to be grateful for.

5. Reflect on a memory.

6. What self-talk is going on in your mind?

7. What can you forgive and let go of.

8. Write an imaginary letter to someone.

…What other journaling prompts can you think of?


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