I want to share how I am currently using my morning journal. It used to be a lot more in-depth but I’ve slowly teared it down to 3 simple sections: daily tasks, my ‘why’ and a lessons/gratitude section. I do this because it helps me organize my day, gives me something to be accountable to and it feels amazing to check off the daily to-do’s. It also helps me build momentum, create consistency and it feels good to be in control of my time.
In this section, I list 5 things that I want to accomplish that day. This can range from minuscule tasks like laundry, dishes or vacuuming. It can also be things like training, training my clients well or attending a meeting. Most of the time, these are just daily tasks that I would have done already. Sometimes bigger projects are at hand so I’ll include those. But most of the time, it is just our every day tasks.
In this section, I write the same thing every day. I write down my current ‘why’ in life -this my guiding light. This helps me get through my daily tasks because it reminds me why I am even doing those things.
In this section, I simply write things I’ve learned that day or things that I am grateful for. Be as specific as possible here.
Set aside time either in the morning or evening to get this done. I’m a morning person so I do it in the morning. But make no mistake, I don’t get this done every day. And I don’t get all 5 tasks done every time. But 4 out of 5 is still better than 0. Give this a shot if you’re in a rut or you feel like you’re not in control of your time.