Journalling

My comedy notebooks are filled with random journal entries. It’s all the same. I can look back on old joke notebooks, and know exactly what was going on in my life. – Sarah Silverman

I was reading through Tools of Titans, a new book by Tim Ferriss.

One of the things that he has mentioned is to do journalling. Or rather, what he calls as a 5 Minute Journal (5MJ).

Each day, take 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening to answers some simple questions. What are the questions?

In the morning:

What am I grateful for?
What would make today great?
What is my daily affirmation?

In the evening:

What are the amazing things that happened today?
How could I have made today better?

We’ve talked about the power of gratitude. What is interesting are the two questions that follow:

What would make today great?
How could I have made today better?

The first is to actively plan for a great day; while the latter is to reflect on how we could have handled things differently.

A perfect day is not left to chance. You may come across it once in a while, where all the stars are aligned.

But how if you were to make it more consistent? To experience it more frequently? To design it, rather than to leave it to fate.

We are all capable of designing of our destiny. The first thing that we need to do is to take up the responsibilities. That our lives are ours to control. That we can change the course of our sails. That we row our oars.

How would you design your perfectly grateful day?

 

Meng

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