It’s halfway through January—how are your resolutions holding up? The previous two posts discussed the use of mantras in helping you stick to your resolutions; this post is focused on the second of two amazing tools for personal development that I use all the time: journaling. While journaling in general is a fantastic tool, one… Read More Back To Basics: Getting Over the Unnecessary Burden Placed on Bullet Journaling
I recently took a friend of mine planner shopping. He really wanted to up his game and had realised that his current way of keeping track of his life just wasn’t cutting it. He didn’t know what he wanted and I am always looking for an excuse to go to any kind of paper store,… Read More Planning The Week – Planning and Planners: What is Bullet Journaling?
I recently wrote about living in a culture encouraging constant discontent. Ensuing conversations with readers were filled with great ideas on how to weed out discontent from our lives. Many were aiming to become content individuals who worked hard to constantly better themselves, their condition, and the well-being of those around them. Most agreed that… Read More What One Can Do To Go from Constant Discontent to Contentment
Journaling has been such an important part of my quest to achieve New Year’s resolutions. Because I spend so much time jotting down thoughts, reflections, quotes, learnings, and insights, I choose both pens and journals very carefully. While I have a propensity for Moleskine journals, other journals also make their way into my hands. These… Read More Spring Forth with New Year’s Resolutions, Part II: Inspirational Journals
A post recently went up on Sahar’s Blog discussing some of the benefits and pitfalls of journaling. It generated an influx of emails from readers with, amongst others, some great “logistical” tips about journaling; these inspired a post on the most coveted journals and pens. Ensuing conversations contained so many great quirks and habits that… Read More Building Effective Journaling: Some Tried and Tested Habits
Two weeks into 2015 already! New Year resolutions are still a hot topic, and although many readers loved my posts about journaling, some mentioned they were looking for other tools available to them in their quest for self-improvement. I immediately thought of mantras (something I have already blogged about). Not to sound too dramatic here,… Read More Hello, 2015! Mantra-fying your New Year’s Resolutions
The advantages of journaling have long been touted. On the scientific side, studies list its many health benefits. On the spiritual side, it can help us bring ourselves into account each day. There is also the sheer pleasure of putting pen to paper which might be linked to the number of beautiful journals (here, here,… Read More Journaling: Fleeing Mordor to Seek the Safety of the Shire