How a Daily Reflection Practice Cultivates Self Awareness and Joyhttps://ashleyjanssen.com/how-a-daily-reflection-practice-cultivates-self-awareness-and-joy/

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Great article! Iโ€™ve been incredibly sporadic with writing a daily journal until this year. Iโ€™ve written every weekday for almost 6 months now and while Iโ€™m still not sure exactly what Iโ€™m hoping to get out of it, I do find it useful for getting rid of circling thoughts or negative feelings! I rant it all out in there and then I donโ€™t have it lurking in my brain any more ๐Ÿ‘น
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Thanks, @Larissa88! I think getting those circling/negative thoughts out is reason enough! Even looking back at past entries every once in a while and seeing if there are any patterns/things that come up can be helpful. One of the ways I keep up with the practice is by tracking if I did it every day and making a streak (I literally use an app called Streaks https://streaksapp.com/). I don't like breaking the streak so it motivates me to do it. Today will actually be 600 days in a row of my daily reflection!
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๐Ÿ˜‚ I also use Streaks! Itโ€™s how I get my ass to the journal every day ๐Ÿ˜ Thatโ€™s a really impressive streak!!!! I accidentally broke mine at 61 days (got sick and forgot ๐Ÿ˜‘) but up to 45 again as of this evening, which is 20 weeks! Better than Iโ€™ve ever managed before!
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๐Ÿ˜‚ , That's so funny. Streaks is great! Hell yeah, 20 weeks is awesome. I think it's ok to give yourself a break sometimes too. You came back to it which is the important part ๐Ÿ˜
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An offering: All September Topknot is hosting daily reflective sessions called Room to Grow. Theyโ€™re 30-minutes long, feature a different powerful question every day, and will include both independent reflection and optional small group discussion. Also, itโ€™s free. Sign-up is easy: https://topknot.app/sim