WHY JOURNAL – SHOULD A MOM OR DAD KEEP A JOURNAL? ?
This one is gonna be messy, I tell ya… But, before we do that…Can I tell’ya something? Well, no matter how often I got covered in poop, baby sick, or even blood…There were just as many times when my babies covered me in hugs and kisses and I just fell in love all over again with the essence of love that they are. And I was a late bloomer, so why journal?
Because I wanted to remember it all, every sloppy wet kiss, food covered hug, discovery hair pull. Don’t You? ??
That’s why I’m a huge advocate for parents journaling. Dr Miriam Sekandi will tell you, its therapeutic too, a release of some kind… ??
But thats not all there is to why I highly recommend why a mom should keep a journal….
Keeping track of what happens in your life on a daily basis might not seem important now, but when the kiddos are headed off to Uni and you’re feeling all empty-nesty, ?? you’ll appreciate being able to go back… Coz trust me I Do.
I started my jottings as I used to call them, when I would be alone as the child slept and I didnt know where to start with the chores.
So Instead I would just write what I thought needed doing…and read these days later and laugh out loud.
I didn’t start a gratitude journal until a few years ago as an entrepreneur. Having learnt this from Brendon Burchard’s High performance Habits.
I was truly amazed at how this one act of intentionally bringing thoughts of thankfulness for My Life in every way helped me refocus on what matters most in my life and business.
So much so I managed to get out of the habit of running down rabbit holes wasting time and being unproductive. To a resourceful, productive entrepreneur and Business Transformational Coach. The human I always admired and secretly dreamed I would become.
Journaling doesn’t have to be hard… I started with just store bought notebooks and diaries. But they didn’t fit my spec.
So, I created a proper Winning Planner and Journal, NOW on Amazon! ? #Boom
I suggest you don’t worry about spelling or grammar. You don’t have to be word perfect. All you need to be concerned with is getting those moments down on paper before you forget them…#LifeIsMadeOfMoments True Story! ?
Neither do you have to write in real time. If you have a memory that pops up and you never wrote it down, do it now. Consider using prompts to activate your memory and pull up some of those old thoughts and feelings that you may not have gotten a chance to memorialize… #ParenthoodIsAGift
I never imagined how fast my children would grow up. I miss the little baby snotty nosed kithies, cuddles and huggies. YET, I know I couldn’t keep them little forever. One day they’re going to be all grown up and they’ll leave me to follow their own divine path and life story. Those memories, though? They’re here to stay…IF YOU JOURNAL.
So why else should parents keep a Journal?
If you have a memory that pops up and you never wrote it down, do it now.
WHY SHOULD A MOM KEEP A JOURNAL – There is More!
Okay its not all about baby sick and memories. As a mom I should know, we must keep tabs on everything, we effectively become the home manager the minute we have our first child…aka Husbae 😉
There is so much to keep up with, if we dont keep track, we lose track and the rag!
Inside of one of my most treasured Business Resources and today’s FREE GIVE AWAY I recommend a…Brain Dump. Before we talk about that, with every Kalungi Group episode we create a Resource that you can take away FREE and start applying to your business strait away for faster results. Being a New quarter of the year, we are Giving you FREE our Goal Setting to Manifestation workbook FREE. You can Download it and implement immediately.
What I love about this workbook is it helps me Set SMART and BOLD goals every quarter of a year. While also allowing me to Assess how far or close I am to my bigger Annual Goals. You are gonna Love it. Download It here.
Now lets go do a…
Brain Dump – Why Journal
As a busy parent, your mind can be fully occupied on all kinds. This leads to a feeling of overwhelm as you’re faced with a bazillion things to do all day EVERY DAY. And you gotta run your business too…Lord have mercy!
My trick is a “Brain Dump.” I just write it all down in my journal.
I do it quickly no complicated words because, I just want to SEE it with my eyes. That way, I can SORT it out in priority of:
- Most Important and MUST be done today,
- Can wait, be deferred, not necessary or be delegated.
Along this path of least resistance, I found that I couldn’t find a planner and mom journal that met my quirky life, business, mindset and self care needs. So, I created one.
Introducing The Winning Planner.
The Winning Planner, a 2-in-1 90 Day Planner and Journal, available here in Red, Blue and Charcoal grey color choices.
- What I love about is it is NOT dated, so Day #1 can be any day I chose or when I start a New Project that may run 2+ months or so.
- It can be used for any project I may be working on in a 90 day window
- It is 2-in-1 Journal and Planner and so I get to do my humble brags every time I complete a Task, while also allowing me to set priorities.
- My Will-Do List is very manageable set at only 3 Tasks Maximum a day. And I personally Set ONE MUST DO task a day and 2 nice to haves. And I am done. NO Overwhelm. That particular school bully was banned from my life.
- I get to care for my beautiful body as part of the Must Do tasks set out in the planner.
- And I get to Visualize, Affirm and Speak my truth daily. I Love this Tool and I am sure You will Love it too.
And now that you did a Brain dump here is the sorting you may find you do as a mom or dad who journals:??
- Meal Plans and Prep
- Cleaning Rota
- Shopping Lists
Why Journal – Self Therapy
When I am going through a tough day, my release is to journal. Write it all down, release it, let it go. I consciously do my best to mentally and spiritually release that thought, and feeling I dont want to feel anymore.
Including releasing the person or people who may have caused the situation that upsets me. That way I can Love them some more. Or let them go in peace.
I bet this is one of the main reasons moms keep journals, dont you?
Often times my journals just look like a bullet list of ideas or items. Sometimes I write a whole story, maybe I should publish! 😉
In fact I did Publish some in Journey Without Limits, which was all about confessions of an afro brit moma.
Other times, I’ll ask myself a question and do a quick meditation and Visualize the answers and journal them. so Journaling can be all about Solving Problems or challenges you are going through as a parent, mom, dad, corporate or entrepreneur.
So, are you still asking why Journal?
Well, keeping a diary and writing a journal is an ancient tradition that successful people have kept for centuries. Journals do help you keep track of events and life circumstances. While also helping you work through the challenges and problems.
If you are spiritual, you could keep a Prayer Journal, where you note your conversation with your Higher Consciousness, or God. Your Prayers, Supplications, pleas etc.
You can leave a gap under each prayer for Celebration and notes on when they are answered, i.e. when you manifest what you asked for or Got rid of the problem. Cool isn’t it?
For you the Business Owner, marketer, what You Track yob get to win At. You get to know what is working for your business growth, sales, results and can Scale up, duplicate and Multiply. And/Or even ditch what is a cash and resource drain.
Without records, you will never know. So A Planner and Journal is an ABSOLUTE MUST. ??writing a journal is an ancient tradition that successful people have kept for centuries.
In so Doing Journaling can help you in:
- Relieving Stress
- Recording your Personal Story and creating History.
- Problem Solving
- Self Care
- Becoming a Happier Human
- And a Healthier happier parent
- Developing clarity
- Take Action in Your Business
- Build Better relationships esp. with YOU.
- Not forgetting Crush out Your Goals.
So today I challenge you to grab your Winning Planner or a notebook and start journaling your Life steps, one baby step at a time.
Start living a life worth writing about and leave as a family legacy.
Download your thought patterns and sort them out for clarity. There is no right or wrong way to do it so just get on with writing in your Journal and one day your family will have something to use as a life workbook! 😉 #Bonus xoxo
You can do it.
Julie Syl Kalungi