Last November, I realized the power of journaling during a trip to Costa Rica with a business development group that I’m a member of. During my stay, I was given the time to develop my thoughts and ideas. As I sat down next to the water to think with my pen and journal in hand, I was able to map out plans, hopes, and dreams that have been on my mind for years. I felt a burst of life envelop around me. For the first time in a while, I felt a sense of peace and recognized many new possibilities.
Journaling is now a ritual in my life. Having a place to land my thoughts helps me to feel more secure in my knowledge and prepares me to face situations that arise. By tracking my feelings, lessons and ideas, I have found that I am a more well-rounded person with a greater sense of knowledge and perspective.
If you aren’t currently journaling, I encourage you to try. It may seem like one more thing to add to a busy life, however, I believe it is something that you greatly benefit from immediately.