Don’t just think about all your resolutions while eating grapes and champagne and forget about them when life becomes a little busier, by reading books especially “the power of habit” by Charles Duhigg I noticed that the perfect way to stick to all your resolutions is by creating one important habit: Journaling
Here are the reasons you should create this habit too
- Increases your gratitude: Expressing your gratitude will make you a happier person. Here is an amazing Youtube video I found about an experiment in gratitude. Gratitude increases your focus on and appreciation of the positive aspects of life, it makes you live in the moment and see things in a different perspective.
- Helps you keep track of all other habits: It’s an amazing idea to have a calendar inside your journal because by putting checkmarks on the habits you accomplish that day, you start thinking you’re making progress and as Tony robbins said: “Progress equals happiness”.
- Reveals and tracks patterns and cycles: When you think the same thoughts and perform the same actions you’ll always get the same results, so what I have learned is that if you want different results it’s important to keep track of what you’re thinking and doing on a daily basis so you can adjust and upgrade your mindset.
- Makes you define your goals better: For me, the best way to achieve a goal is by finding a purpose. If you have a strong WHY your brain will surely find the best HOW. So write down in your journal the reasons that best move you in the pursuit of your goal. (I’ll talk about this in a later post).
- Keeps you organized: When an idea comes to mind while on-the-go, Journaling is the best way to organize your thoughts and then get them done.
Coincidence? I was just writing this post and found on Facebook one quote that I share 4 years ago–> Why are we always waiting for something? Waiting for exams to be over? Waiting for summer? Waiting for Friday. And when what you’re waiting for finally comes, we don’t even appreciate it. Instead, we just wait for something else.
One Day or Day One? You decide. Show gratitude, always.
All opinions are my own but as they said “You’re what you read” I had taken some inspiration from success.com, “The power of habit” by Charles Duhigg and from Anthony Robbins.