A writer at heart, I’ve always enjoyed the practice of keeping a journal. Not only is it a form of stress management, but it also really helps when I need to re-focus. However, doing this requires time – and lately, more time that I seem to have. (This explains why the journal I bought in January is still blank.) Starting at a notebook full of blank pages can be a bit overwhelming. Am I right?
I think I’ve found my solution: The Five-Minute Journal. Has anyone heard of it? It’s not new, just new to me. It’s basically a daily diary that includes different prompts (“What are you grateful for?” or “What would make today great?”) where you fill in the blanks. I ordered it on a whim, and I have to say it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made this summer. The daily entries have become something I actually look forward to every morning and/or evening. It almost serves as a refresh for my brain, shifting my mindset towards more positivity. And all it takes five minutes. That’s it.
P.S. There’s also an app version if that’s more your thing.
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick