Daily Reflection Journal
A daily reflection journal is a form of journaling in which the author pauses to reflect on the events of their day, their feelings, and their progress towards their goals. This simple practice can help you understand yourself better and live a more intentional life.
Just getting started with journaling? Learn how to journal daily (and beat stress/become more organized as a result).
Why create a Daily Reflection Journal?
A daily reflection journal is an effective tool for self-reflection, which can help you to become more mindful, aware, and reflective of your life and the decisions you make. Reflection journals can help you to identify areas of your life that need improvement, recognize patterns of behavior, and identify areas in which you are growing and developing. Reflection journals can also provide a valuable source of self-reflection and insight, allowing for better decision-making and improved problem-solving. Lastly, writing in a daily reflection journal can provide a much-needed outlet for stress and anxiety, providing a platform to express thoughts and feelings without judgment.
When should I use a Daily Reflection Journal?
Most people find it helpful to journal first thing in the morning. This allows you to write about your initial thoughts and feelings before daily distractions and influences begin. Some people also wrap up the day with another journal entry where they'll reflect on the day and consider what they'd like to get out of tomorrow.
What should a Daily Reflection Journal contain?
For freehand journaling, you only need a blank page and a place to capture your thoughts, although many people prefer to have to prompt themselves with questions. Common examples of questions include:
- How do you feel today?
- What are you grateful for?
- What was your biggest challenge today?
How to use this Daily Reflection Journal template
- Tap the Use This Template button
- When prompted, log-in or sign-up to Craft
- Edit the template to make it your own
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