Challenge: Start Journaling

What’s life without a little challenge? ——— Boring that’s what!

Challenge: Start Journaling

There are times of joy, and moments of pain that I wish I could look back on and see where I was in that moment. What were the thoughts and feelings I had during? How did I anaylsis back then?

Why Journal?

Journaling is the window into the past — be that ourselves or someone else’s mind — therapy for the present, and clarity for the future +

Everyone I read says you should journal — but beyond writing for this blog I haven’t.

I didn’t make the time. Now I am. Simple as that.

If you want to improve your perspective on life and clarify issues, start writing in a journal. 

Many of our greatest minds of the past and present journal


  • Ronald Reagan
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Charles Darwin
  • You
  • Marcus Aurelius 
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Thomas Jefferson 
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Winston Churchill 
  • Anne Frank

This is but a few, out of many how keep a journal.

Benefits of Journaling

  • Clarity of thought and purpose
  • History of your state — mind, emotions — at a point in time
  • Mindfulness, Presence
  • Achieving goals
  • Reduced Anxiety


Our Challenge this week is to start journaling every day.

Start with writing just one sentence. That’s it.

If you feel up for more keep going.


Challenge Accepted

Josh Waggoner

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