In a recent Daily JO roundtable with businessmen, it became apparent that everybody in the group was afflicted by distractions from electronic devices. This is particularly troubling because it was preventing almost everyone from achieving the solid morning routine they desired with things like journaling, meditation, a workout, and strategic thinking.
It has helped me to overcome that feeling that something is missing in my life. I have better days when I start my day in my journal. It reminds me of what is important in life, the people and things that I am so grateful for. It helps me focus on ONE GOAL that is really important and helps me remember to release my frustrations, anxieties and fears and to replace them with joy, peace and trust. These are a daily battle for me.
Journaling with my Daily JO has helped me to know myself on a deeper level than I ever thought possible. It’s like I’m slowly peeling off layers to discover new qualities that I didn’t know I possessed. A journal is only a tool, but in any endeavor, having the right tools and keeping them sharp makes a huge difference. Using these tools consistently, slowly, patiently, gets you the desired results.
Journaling on paper is a way of finding out who we are and where we are going. It is designed to make us analyze ourselves, by pulling apart our thoughts and emotions and past actions. It then helps us to put ourselves back together again by thinking through our goals and plans. Writing this down in a synthesis is essential.