One of the most powerful tools, when you need a life reboot, is a journal. Whether it’s an old-school paper book or an app online, or even a series of dictated notes, writing about yourself can give you a lot of direction.
- Record your day’s activities, what you liked and what you didn’t
- List things you want to do
- Record memories that pop up out of the blue
- Note frustrations
- Describe random thoughts
You never know what may be important for you to recall. The key thing is to write regularly, even if you just scribble a note about the day being too crazy to write much. One advantage to using an app (I like Day One) is that you can set a daily reminder. Of course, the same thing can be accomplished with an alarm on your phone and a paper journal as well.
Self-knowledge is power! Pick a method and start journaling!