Most of us live crazy busy lives, and end up in bed at night thinking of all of the things we forgot to do, have to do, or just want to do. For many people, this kind of brain activity can cause sleepless nights.
Journaling can be tedious and time consuming, but it's a great way to get everything in one spot, right where you can see it. To this day, I keep a journal of everything that I want to do with Dandy Life. From classes I would like to teach, to ideas I would like to blog, to marketing ideas! Keeping them all in one place has helped me out a ton! And, quite frankly, works way better than 15 sticky notes on my cell phone (so I remember to bring them home) at the end of the day.
Weekly Wednesday Wellness Tip: Keep a journal. It doesn't have to be fancy, just functional. I'm not talking "Dear Diary" here, I'm talking about keeping a running list of things that you are thinking about.
Are you stumped on where to start? Here's some ideas.
*write a reminder to set that Dentist appointment you've been putting off.
*plan a few days worth of meals (and write a grocery list)
*What's on your calendar for the rest of the month? Is there anything that needs to be done before that bake sale next weekend?
These are just starter ideas, but let's see what you come up with. Journaling is a great way to clear you mind, and if you DO wake up in the middle of the night, write your thoughts in your journal. Studies show this kind of stress is based on the fear of forgetting. If you write it down, you don't have to remember it!
Need extra credit points? Once you have your list: act on it! It's a great feeling of accomplishment to cross off the things you completed!
Good Luck with this week's mission!