Altruism is Selfish
Last week we talked about why we journal. So I thought it was only fair for me to reveal my why.
I journal because I love all the good things that comes with it:
Understanding what I think and how I feel
Finding clarity and direction
Learning who I am
Discovering what I need to show up as my best me each day
Increase my gratitude
Tracking progress toward my goals and holding myself accountable
And so much more!
My life is better when I have an active journaling practice.
I’m on a mission to teach and empower others to journal. To show how easy and fun and helpful journaling can be.
Part of it is altruistic:
I want you to have access to all of the good things that come from journaling. To see you become more self-aware and find greater satisfaction in your life. To learn and grow and be the best version of yourself that you can.
The other part is purely selfish:
I want to live in a world where people journal. I want to surround myself with self-aware people who have the tools to improve their lives. I want to be part of a community that allows themselves to understand and feel the full range of emotions, ask for what they need, and communicate gratitude.
So I’m making it happen.
One person at a time.
What can you do to improve your journaling this week?
What would you like to invite into your life?
Who can you share the magic of journaling with today? Do you know someone who’d enjoy this newsletter? Please forward this along so they can see the benefits in their lives as well.
And, as always, please reach out and let me know how I can help you improve your journaling.
Thank you for being part of my community.
Weekly Journal Prompts:
Use these prompts as written or as inspiration to uncover what you need in your life this week.
Write about your experiences with giving.
How do you give?
Where do you give?
To whom do you give?
How does it feel?
What do you get in return? Especially when you aren’t expecting anything!
Which of these benefits of giving may feel selfish?
Where and how can you give more?
What do want to invite into your life through giving?
How can you give a little more freely without expecting anything in return?
One Journaling Idea I Love:
Book Journal. Keep a journal specifically for the books that you read. There are lots of ways to do this:
Keep a running list of titles that you read (I did this after I read The Joy Luck Club for the third time - because I kept forgetting I had already read it!)
Record a summary of the books you read
Jot down notes about what you learned
Add ratings for books
Maintain your TBR (to be read) list
Where You Can Find Me This Week:
I share journal related content on LinkedIn every day by 8 am Eastern. Visit me there for stories, journaling ideas, and more!
I have a website! Visit me at GoodThingsComeToThoseWhoJournal.com
I’m always reachable by Email.
Need more journal prompts at your fingertips? I have a collection of more than 375 that I’ve curated that can be yours. Find them here.
Interested in Working with Me?
Need help designing a journaling routine that works for you? Looking for ways to freshen up your practice? Have questions about journaling and the role it can play for you? Want to bring a journaling workshop into your workplace? Please reach out! I love helping people just like you start journaling and start journaling better!