If you own one of our beautiful Journals, read this post on how to make the most out of it and not let it just turn into a big to-do list .
A journal does quite often turn into a to-do list but I think you are right to want more from it. If you use the Monthly & Weekly sections to focus on your goals (rather than your to-do's) i.e. weight loss, exercise, business or career goals and go a little deeper in those sections to help you break the goal down.
So say for instance your monthly goal is to lose 4 pounds, use that section to put your reasons for why you want to achieve that (this will help with motivation), how it will feel at the end of the month to have lost that weight and maybe what benefits you will see then too.
In the Weekly section you can focus on what you need to do this week to work towards your monthly goal i.e. eat well, exercise more, anything that keeps you on track for the week. The more specific you are the better.
Then in your Daily To-Do sections it will contain your tasks that work towards that specific goal, rather than just a day to day to do list (which I know we are all great at writing but maybe not always getting round to! I love a list!). It may contain 1. walk 10k steps 2. plan menu for the next few days etc - you get the idea.
At first you might not fill it all up, but the more specific and more detailed you get, the more your subconscious mind will get to work, and realise that you are willing to put attention and focus on this task, and then you will start to see results. The important bit is sticking to the tasks that you want to and keeping track of that. This builds confidence and motivation. To be honest the shorter the list of tasks the more likely you are going to fulfil those tasks and get the feel good factor, which will spur you on to the next thing.
The "Today's Reflections" section is much more about your thoughts and feelings, and learning from them. The Score section is entirely about you and looking over a period of time for patterns etc - what makes you happy and what doesn't.
The Gratitude section is great for lightening the mood and easing anxiety.
The most important thing though is that this is YOUR journal so it's really up to you - the more you use it and love it the better!
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