Hi, what’s going on with you today? I’m heading to the beach to spend a few days with extended family and am SO looking forward to days full of reading under the umbrella, goofing off with my cousins and their kids, and playing some epic family card games (Phase 10, anyone?). I hope you’re finding some ways to take care of yourself this weekend!
Some of you may be wondering why Alex and I decided to create a journal prompt at the end of each blog post. As we talked about in the last post, knowing and understanding your personality is vital in order to figure out what self care tools will work best for you. Another HUGE part of being your best self and continuing to evolve is reflection. When I was growing up, my family played “Highs/Lows” every night at dinner–each family member takes a turn telling the others the best and worst parts of their day. Sure, there were times my sister and I were annoying teenagers who said that the worst part of our day was “playing this dumb game,” but looking back I really appreciate my parents’ effort to allow a space for us all to reflect on our day. Alex and I have already talked about doing this game with our (future) children.
Journaling is an effective and safe way to reflect by yourself. Jotting down your thoughts will often help you better understand your experiences and define your goals. Sometimes when I’m writing in my journal I feel like I’m rambling, but 9 times out of 10 when I read over the entry I gain insight that I didn’t know I had. Beyond writing to take care of yourself and reflect on experiences, journaling can also help you to be a better leader at work and in life in general. If you’ve never gotten into journaling, I challenge you to give it a try. How about right now, with a journal prompt about the perks journaling? 🙂
Journal Prompt: How are you feeling right now? What are your highs and lows of today?
I’m off to the beach…talk to you soon!