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Journaling

How 5 minutes can change your life

by Anais

A journal is much more than a normal notebook. It helps you to organize thoughts, reflect on experiences, and create clarity. It's not for nothing that we're familiar with the phrase "getting your worries off your chest." According to scientific studies, writing thoughts out can help reduce anxiety and deal more calmly in times of stress. But that's not all. By putting streams of thoughts on paper, productivity, creativity and mindfulness can be stimulated and personal growth promoted.

"the perfect guide
for more positivity
and mindfulness
in everyday life."

However, many people associate journaling with an obligation, albeit personal, they feel they just don’t have time for when their own lives are so overloaded and stressful. That’s because they think journaling is time-consuming - but it doesn't have to be at all. One of the most popular journaling methods is the 5-minute journal. And, of course, the name says it all:

Every day take five minutes out to answer a few pre-formulated questions. The answers may be short and concise or as detailed as you like. Allot yourself one minute for each question. This act directs your focus to things you feel grateful for and goals you want to set for the day. The three questions you should answer every morning are:

What am I grateful for today?

What three goals do I want to achieve today?

My two powerful affirmations for today are:


In the evening, open up the journal again and reflect on the day's events as well as the feelings associated with them. In this way, you review positive as well as negative experiences, think about what went right and what didn't. The goal is not to focus on the negative but to get to know yourself better, explore the lessons learned and stimulate personal growth. To do this, answer the following two questions:

What events am I grateful for today?

What could I have done better? 


By setting down daily goals, affirmations and self-reflections, you work out your own thoughts and feelings twice a day. This process can enhance happiness and satisfaction, and help you cope with the more difficult phases of life. Journaling especially helps to sharpen perception and enhance enjoyment of life.

Click here for the Five-Minute Journal!

Although there are now countless journaling practices and books, it is still recommended to fall back on the original from Intelligent Change. Because the Five-Minute Journal is not only lovingly prepared and cleverly structured, but also looks unbelievably great - and looks wonderful on the coffee table or the side table in the bedroom. 
The easily understandable exercises of the Five-Minute Journal are convincing in terms of both content and visual appearance - and are the perfect guide for more positivity and mindfulness in everyday life. 

"writing thoughts
out can help reduce
anxiety and deal more
calmly in times of stress."

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