Here are 4 perspectives covering the complete 360 degrees:
East – List 3 things now arising (ideas, urges, callings, opportunities) in you life.
West – List 3 things now ending (completions, letting go, forgiveness).
North – List 3 things that stabilize and guide you (routines, maintenance).
South – List 3 things that evoke spontaneity, creativity and spirituality.
Then I ask myself “Is there anything else of importance I should write down?” Our minds naturally create fixed pattern thinking. We can get stuck too easily in our robotic reactions. This journal writing tool will give you new perspectives. Try it out and let us know how it works for you by commenting below.
Want to quadruple your memory? Write down what you’re learning so you activate more of your senses.
If we only hear information, within a day or two we typically recall 10% to 20% of what we heard. If we write it down, we can double our recall from 20% to 40% because we can now see it.
Writing is also kinesthetic so we absorb more through motion. And some of us subvocalize what we write, so we hear the information again.
Then if we review what we’ve written, we can double our memory again from 40% to 80% because we anchor the material from different perspectives at another time. Remember the three key steps to learning: recall, write, review. Find out more with our Journal Writing E-books with 50 Tools.
At least once per month step back and look at the bigger picture. Put your whole life into perspective. Look deeper at what is going on. Listen for inner guidance and inspiration. You can start with a blank page or add your insights on to last month’s ‘Monthly Review Page’. First write down what is important to you and what is working or not working in your life. Then ask yourself our ‘Monthly Questions’. Find a quiet space to journal and protect a few hours of time.
Check out our ‘Monthly Review Questions‘ that focus on balance, personal and spiritual development, strategic goals and rejuvenation. Look at the larger perspective of your weeks and months instead of the reactive minutes of each day.
Smart questions are powerful. If you want to understand why questions work, check out this link.
“The blank page gives us the right to dream.” — Baston Bachelard
Journaling strongly supports our rational mind. It helps us gain clarity, create ideas, maintain focus and attention, and solidify and deepen intention.
Journaling is just as powerful for accessing our intuition, the inner knowing that doesn’t come to us through our left brain. Blank page journaling enables us to confidently request guidance at any time. Learn how to allow messages to come through you rather than you forcing the writing.
Here’s how blank page journaling works…
Start your journaling session with a blank page. Take a few deep breaths, turn your attention inside and rid your mind of the mind chatter.
Then ask yourself, “What topics are most appropriate and important for me to journal on now?” Here’s another way to ask: “In my highest divine interest what do I need to journal about now?”
As ideas come, write them down. Try for 3 to 5 topics to reflect and write on.
Then spend some time writing (even a few minutes) on each topic in your own way or using some of the many other journaling tools. Visit here for a simple journaling process.
The more you use this process (ideally daily), the more you will understand how truth, ideas, guidance, needs and early warning signals are waiting to be heard below the noise level in our minds. It helps develop discrimination, discernment and self trust.