Daily Journaling – Becoming Self-Aware

Hey there – happy Wednesday! How are you today!?

Last week’s gratitude post kicked off our practice of learning to become self-aware. Building off of that post, today we are going to talk about daily writing/journaling. The goal of journaling daily is to get your thoughts out of your head and down onto paper. This is a habit we want to build as it allows us to connect with our subconscious mind.

Now there is no right or wrong way to journal and get these thoughts down. You can just write whatever pops into your head – or you can structure your writing with a set of self-reflecting questions.

  • What skill(s) did I learn today?
  • Did I create any form of work today that is creative and will have an impact? If so, what?
  • Did I have the opportunity to meet someone new today? Tell me all about them.
  • What is something that I learned about myself today? Explore this in detail.

Doing this each day – every week – allows for us to look back on our thoughts & feelings. Thus giving us the opportunity to notice any patterns and trends that we may overlook in our conscious mind.

Notice any patterns of emotion throughout the week? What can we do to keep these emotions high? What can we do to correct these emotions? Take note as to whether or not your emotions tend to run more negative or positive. Write down your plan of action to turn negative emotion around. Implement that plan.

With this practice it is our goal to become aware of our thought patterns throughout each week – and to ultimately work to correct them should it be needed. This awareness is key to really kicking off your practice and moving forward on your journey to becoming fully self-aware.

16 thoughts on “Daily Journaling – Becoming Self-Aware

  1. I love to write, I’d like to make time to do it each day but it is difficult to fit in.

    I do practise happy days though where I take a moment to reflect on the day and post a picture that represents this. I then caption it and note the caption in my diary. I have been doing this for 5 years now.

    I kind of like the idea of my kids looking back over my diary in 50 years and having no idea what some of it means!

    Great post x

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  2. Ooh this is such a good and important, but difficult practice. Truly honest self reflection can challenge our comfort and bruise our egos, but I agree it’s necessary for personal growth. I like the questions you suggested writing about each day. They’re very thoughtful! As an introvert, it’s easy for me to get into my zone and not meet new people or put myself into different situations. Definitely a practice I’m going to incorporate into my nightly routine.

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  3. I really enjoyed reading this post! I think writing a journal and becoming self aware is such a good idea! Every time I read something I have previously written I’m always thankful for growth!

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