Spring is all about rebirth and renewal . Spring is the time when you often feel ready for a restart in your life. It almost brings more excitement for change than New Years. Maybe it is the sunshine, warmth, and new life that inspires us to to want to make changes ourselves. I don’t know but it’s powerful! Flowers are blooming, the sun is coming out, and you want to revamp your body and mind. Many people turn to journaling during this time of year, or at least re-dedicate to it, but what do you journal about? Here are some ideas that are perfect for the spring season.
Create Your 90-Day Goals
Every time a new season begins, it is the perfect time for another round of 90-day goals. 90 days from now it will be summer. What do you what to accomplish by then? Do you want to lose 15 pounds, gain more muscle, run a 5K, or save money for your summer vacation? Outline your plan and steps you need to take NOW. With your journal as your daily accountability practice, you can set some 90-day goals along with the tasks needed to complete them in the designated time.
Start a Bullet Journal
This is also a good time of the year for bullet journaling, whether you start a brand new one or you just want to revisit some of your pages and give them a fresh look for spring. Bullet journals are kind of perfect for goal setting too.With bullet journaling, you are not doing long pages of text, but rather organizing different parts of your life….spring cleaning your life so to speak. It is a combination of a calendar, planner, and journal all rolled into one. For the spring, pages like monthly calendars, task and to-do lists, and goal lists are perfect.
Spring Clean Your Body and Health
If you want to be healthier during the spring season and beyond, write about it in your journal! You can use your journal to create the entire plan, from ways to change your diet, to listing superfoods, to adding in more water and tracking it daily, logging exercise, and keeping track of your vitamins and supplements to take each day. You can even jot down new recipes you want to try and write about new personal bests in your workout and strength training routines. If you write about how you managed to do 30 unbroken kettlebell swings then you are likely to ensure you do not regress but rather keep building upon what you have already accomplished. Every day on your plan write about how you feel so you know what is working for you and you are motivated to keep doing it.
Journal About New Habits and Hobbies
Start out by outlining the ways in which you want to stretch yourself physically and mentally with new hobbies and habits. Journal about your desire to read a new self help book every month, your desire to hike ten different trails, or forage for food in the wild. Write about your experiences, as you take these journeys. Write about the animals and wild foraged food you spotted on your latest hike. Write down ten new things you learned from each book you read. Let your journal motivate you to keep going and growing.
Commit to Daily Journaling
If you can make a commitment this season to journal every day, you will start to notice all the many benefits. You will feel like you are on the right track for a fresh start, will begin gaining momentum and have more mental clarity. It can help with your physical, mental, and emotional health, and really have a positive impact on your life. Try to commit to just a few minutes of journaling every day for a month and see how you feel.