Tonight the big ball is going to come falling down at midnight in Times Square. It’s New Years Eve, and I happened to read one of my favorite blogs: Zen habits.
As always it’s filled with insightful writing. 5 Powerful Reason’s to Make Reflection a Daily Habit, and How to Do it is an amazing article on the power of reflection.
What really interested me was the idea of doing a one-sentence journal. Journaling has always been something that I have suggested to my patients and coaching clients because I know that it works. Yet, often people have trouble finding the time to journal.
A one-sentence journal is an amazing idea. It’s something that can improve your heart health. Writing out thoughts down has been shown to improve a person’s health.
The simple act of chronicling how you feel is liberating. It can be uplifting and very importantly it can change your life.
When we write down what we feel, really being honest with ourselves something happens inside at a very deep level. Our joys, pain, and yearnings come bubbling up from the inside. We allow ourselves to see things that we might not always want to see. The end result can be transformational.
The trouble with journaling is that it takes time- a precious commodity in today’s world. So the idea of a one-sentence journal is mind-boggling.
It you haven’t ever written a journal- consider it a great new years resolution.
Take just a minute to write down one sentence of what really moved you today or what really affected you today.
I’d love to hear your results.