The Great Value of Journaling (#11)

Man writing in his journal.

When it comes to daily health and fitness, journaling your progress is essential to your success. Often times we get so caught up in our daily routines that we easily forget where we started. Reflection on our progress provides us with the encouragement we need to move forward.


Journal reflection becomes particularly important at times when we become frustrated from not seeing immediate results.


Journaling is a great for assessing daily moods, challenges, victories, and much more. Furthermore, this Journal encourages us when reflecting on how far we’ve come.

For instance, it’s much easier to appreciate that you stuck to your exercise routine 5 days in a row, than it is to complain about not losing any weight in the last 5 days.


Thankfully, writing down our progress helps keep us process-minded rather than goal-oriented.


Furthermore, the great thing about journaling is that it can be useful in a variety of ways in our everyday lives. Sometimes I’ll find a random journal topic that helps me learn more about myself. Other times I’ll journal just to vent and rant on personal things.


Journaling has proven to be one the few stress-relievers that I can practice just about anywhere. Other benefits include:


  • Increased creativity
  • Self-confidence
  • Mindfulness
  • Goal attainment
  • Improved communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Increased self-discipline


So whether you’re keeping track of progress or writing about an interesting topic, use journaling as an excellent tool to keep you mindful about your personal growth!


FIT BOOST CHALLENGE: For one week, write down how you feel after each workout. What was your experience in the gym like? How did you feel before compared to after? Did you reach a new goal? Take note of any daily progress and see what changes along the way!


Key Takeaways:

  • Writing down your progress helps prevent frustrations
  • Tracking our progress helps keep us process-minded rather than goal-oriented.
  • Journaling can be useful in a variety of ways in our lives

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