Why Do I Get Journal Tasks Every Day & Why Is It Important?
Are you a journaling skeptic? Perhaps you've tried journaling before, and nothing stuck. Maybe you've always thought journaling was for other people. If you're feeling resistence to the daily journaling tasks, hear us out.
Journaling is actually a very helpful habit. It can help us keep track of our progress over time, it gives us a place to collect our thoughts, and it can help us work through irrational thoughts. Your Reframe journal prompts are also intended to help you think about things that perhaps you've never thought about before. If you journal consistently, you may be surprised by how much progress you’ve made.
We keep it simple here at Reframe: we provide you with a relevant journal prompt every day, dependent on the daily readings. You can also use the journal to jot down the things you're grateful for or track your cravings.
Here are some tips if you are just getting started with journaling:
Keep it simple in the beginning.
It doesn’t have to be pretty or well thought out. The whole point is to capture your thoughts.
Don’t be afraid to make grammatical errors or feel the need to write in complete sentences. It’s your journal. It works as long as you understand.
Be gentle with yourself—our journal is not a place to criticize ourselves.
If you don’t like writing things, it's OK to draw or make graphs or diagrams if that works for you.
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