Happy June, friends!! I don’t know about you all but I am so excited that June is here! There are so many things that I am looking forward to this month that I am quite literally bursting at the seams to get started. I can’t wait to fill you in on all of the exciting details soon enough, but first it’s a new month which means new goals. Before we get to that, let’s take a look back at my goals for May…
Another month has come and gone, isn’t it crazy? I’m sure I’m not the only one who can say how happy and grateful she is for the warmer weather, the sunshine, and the fact that we have finally left those colder winter days behind us.
Speaking of being grateful, each night before I go to bed, I take a few moments to look back on my day and reflect on the things I am grateful for. Some days I journal this in my notebook and other days, I just take a moment or two to think about it and hold it dearly. For the last few months, I have been taking a few moments to dive into those archives from the month and share some of the big things I’m grateful for. After all, an attitude of gratitude is contagious and really helps me lead a happier life. Without further adieu, here’s what I’m grateful for this month:
I’ve had a lot of conversations with friends lately talking about what is happening in my life, what choices and decisions I’m debating, conversations I’m having or not having…the list could go on. Sometimes it can be hard to really explain the process behind my thoughts, but when I look back and think about it, it really comes down to one pretty simple idea:
Choose Love Over Fear
I want the decisions that I make in my life to always come from a positive, loving, and good place, not from a place of fear, scarcity, or anxiety. We all know that I deal with anxiety, so this isn’t always an easy task but it is one that I am working hard to do. And here’s what I’m learning…
This post originally appeared on my daily journal prompt website a few years ago called Daily Aspire.
Journaling has been a game changer for me. While most of the time, I choose to follow a gratitude journaling practice, I do also break out my notebook just to work through the thoughts in my head, document certain things, or try to figure out what I’m feeling.
Whether or not you are new to journaling, starting a new habit can be tricky. I totally get it. We are really excited before it all begins so those first few days (maybe even weeks) we stick with it, the adrenaline just carries us through. Then it starts to fade, we find ourselves busy and making excuses and next thing you know, it’s been two weeks and we haven’t even thought about it.
I find this to be true regardless of the healthy habit we’re trying to create – journaling, meditation, yoga, exercise, meal prep, etc. I think you get the picture. But I want this to be different. I want this to be a habit you can maintain. As such, I’ve pulled together five of my top tips for creating a consistent journaling habit. Ready?