WHAT TO WRITE IN MY JOURNAL
HOW CAN I SQUEEZE THE MOST OUT OF IT?
Reflection is a trait of self awareness. Larry Bird (as all great champions) was a champion of self reflection. Something happened, he noticed what there was to notice about it, then he adjusted his behavior, just like in Living Life As A Life Champion
Keeping in front copies of the related forms for items below could prove to be useful.
Typical things to include in a journal:
Victories, every single one, no matter how small.
Kindnesses I attempted, good that I did (no matter how small seeming)
What I noticed that I was grateful for
What I noticed that I might improve on (and when will I do so?)
Did I notice and then respond healthily to all my physical indicators? (When tired, did I rest or move, etc.?)
What were my thoughts and feelings in that situation today? (Should I look at it using a problem solving form to do so, so it is more complete?)
Am I headed in the right direction?
What do I really want in my life?
What are the consequences of my decisions and/or what I am doing? Should I change something?
Am I spending my time where it has the most value for me?
What are the fears or belief limitations that are holding me back?
What skills do I need to develop to have a better life?
What are my shortcomings? Can I accept those and put them in perspective, instead of being in denial or oblivious or numbed to them.
What did I do today that I might want to do more in my life?
What did I do today that I do not want to do anymore in my life?
Am I living my deepest values? Am I cultivating my best self?
Am I taking enough risks and putting enough variety into my life? (T.S. Eliot: "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.")
Am I treating others with acceptance, respect, kindness, compassion?
Am I serving others at the level that I want and/or is healthy for me?
Am I living my purpose?
What am I concerned about today? What might I reflect upon?
What undesired result did I get?
How could I have been cause in the matter?
Is this lack of a desired effect due to a racket?
What can I learn from this?
What beliefs could have contributed to this? Are they true, absolutely true?