How many of you feel that their life sometimes resembles being on a treadmill?! You keep running trying to catch up but the road keeps getting longer and longer.
I know I feel this way a lot of times.
I have a recommendation that will help stop that treadmill for a tiny little bit to allow us to catch a breath at least once every day.
My name is Chantal Souaid Mchantaf and I am a blogger and trainer among many other interesting things (you can get to know me better by reading my about me section or by visiting my LinkedIn account to know me professionally, yes I will surprise you). This year I embarked on a weekly goal challenge as a means to improve my year one week at a time.
If you want to improve your year step by step at a slow pace and ensure that you implement your goals, then this challenge is yours to take! Read more about Chantal’s 2020 Weekly Challenge.
The challenge was spiced up by the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, that is pushing us all to get out of our comfort zones and to live better lives, at home.
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Every month, I am focusing on a theme, for the month of May, since we cannot go outside, we will go inside.
This week and for the rest of May, we will do reflective journaling for 10 minutes a day at least.
What is reflective journaling anyway?
Reflection is the act of looking back at an event and trying to make sense of it. While journaling is the act of writing things down on a virtual or actual journal.
So simply put, reflective journaling is the act of looking back at an event and writing about it. It can also be thinking about a question and trying to respond to it as a means to get to know yourself more.
Why should we do reflective journaling?
- To process emotions and information i.e. make sense of what happened
- To empty our mind
- To learn from our mistakes
- To relive the moment for positive reflections
- To achieve goals
- To celebrate our success
An article by the New York times claims that journaling has many benefits, among them:
- It boosts memory and communication skills
- It boosts mindfulness
- Improves self-confidence
- Improves sleep
There are two types of journaling as far as I see it!
- One with prompters
- One without any prompters
What are prompters anyway?
A prompt is a cue given to someone to help him remember what to say, or is something that causes another event or action to occurYour dictionary
For the month of May, I will be posting daily prompters for our reflections. Follow me on Instagram to get the prompters, I will also be posting my reflections on Instagram so we can all reflect together. I invite you to do the same. Feel free to tag me, so I can reshare your reflections.
You are free to post your reflections privately in a journal if you prefer. The main important idea is just to get us to start journaling daily.
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If you are new to #Chantals2020WeeklyChallenge catch up to the previous posts here:
- WEEK 1 LET’S SHOW SOME RESPECT TO PEOPLE AROUND US
- WEEK 2 LET’S BE MORE GRATEFUL THIS WEEK
- WEEK 3 LET’S DONATE ONE THING A DAY THIS WEEK
- WEEK 4 LET’S PREPARE YOUR CLOTHES THE NIGHT BEFORE
- WEEK 5 LET’S PLAN OUR HEALTHY MEALS THIS WEEK
- WEEK 6 LET’S PREVENT SICKNESS THIS WEEK!
- WEEK 7 LET’S BE PRODUCTIVE AND SPEND OUR TIME WISELY
- WEEK 8 ARE YOU READY TO EXERCISE THIS WEEK?!
- WEEK 9 LET’S SET MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINES
- WEEK 10 LET’S USE A DAILY PLANNER THIS WEEK
- WEEK 11 LET’S DECLUTTER OUR HOUSE KONMARI STYLE THIS WEEK
- WEEK 12 LET’S ORGANIZE OUR CHORES THIS WEEK