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Take The Time To Look Back Through Your Journals

goals habits journal Jun 03, 2024

So, you’ve committed to journaling and you have found yourself with a nice stack of completed journals that took time and energy to finish. Your blood, sweat, and tears have been poured out and you have wrestled with demons, dreamt big dreams, and tracked your journeys. Time has gone by and now you have a record of your triumphs and your tribulations sitting there on a shelf.  

Now what?  

The act of creating journals is one form of self-care. The act of reviewing them is another. There is so much to be gained from reviewing your journals as time goes by.  

Consider this:

Those journals are a true and accurate view of your life at that moment. Whether you were in hysterics over something you couldn’t control or singing from the rooftops about reaching a big hair audacious goal, that was you...then. Re-reading or reviewing your journal can give you a perspective that you didn’t have back then. You can see yourself more objectively because you aren’t in that space any longer.  

Reviewing your journals can give you insight into a path you are too close to at the moment. Being able to read through in a short time that took you a long time to live can help you create some cliff notes about how you manage stress, celebrate success, or set and achieve goals. You literally have the ability to armchair quarterback yourself.  

Giving yourself the time to review your journals can help you forgive others and recall with gratitude how far you have come. You can literally see your resilience and the way that things played out. This can be healing and encourage you that all things do work out for your best and highest good.  

Your family has the opportunity to know you better. Depending on how discreet you are with your journaling, you have the opportunity to share with your family the thoughts you have had over time. They can share in your growth and your success. You can show your teen how you felt at the same age they are now. You can leave a legacy that impacts those you love the most.  

Reviewing your journals sparks old ideas. Perhaps you forgot about that idea you released into your journal eight years prior. Seeing it again could be the catalyst to taking action now. Nothing is ever wasted when it is recorded and reviewed. Now may be the perfect time to take action when you didn’t have the resources before.  

Review your journals with grace. Be gentle to the person you were on the way to becoming who you are. Be kind. Be open-minded and be friendly and most of all celebrate!  



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