In my new book I recently published, I mention a lot about my journaling ritual. For my birthday this year, I received a Goal Getter journal notebook from a dear friend of mine who shares the enthusiasm for fitness and health.

Since I already keep a daily journal in another notebook I decided to use the space that would normally be used for that purpose in the Goal Getter Journal to fill with drawings to represent the day. I keep the drawings simple but these are the images that will jog my memory of what my day visually looked like when I go back and revisit them.

If I ever become a mother, this is what I imagine I would encourage my children to do when they are old enough to grasp the concept of drawing but too young to write sentences and paragraphs. In fact, adult coloring has been the trend! I was actually gifted with adult coloring post cards last year for my birthday coincidentally. And luckily, the drawings I do in my journals are much more simple than the intricate drawings in those adult coloring books... Some would argue that it takes more patience (or diligence) to journal everyday. However, to anyone who does adult coloring I commend their patience for that which I was not able to be as successful with. 

The concept of keeping a fit journal is perhaps not as new. However, having been the fitness and health enthusiast I have been all these years, it is nice to take a moment at the end of the day to pat myself on the back when I reflect upon how hard I worked out that morning. And it gives me a moment to pause and ask myself how my mood or energy level was for the day. We think we know how we feel --- but really, when was the last time you actually took the time to ask yourself? We all deserve a moment [if not more] to check in with ourselves like we would with a really great friend that we would give a call to once in a while to see how they're doing. 

So in case no one asks you at the end of today - how was your day? 

Published by Mona Lisa Moon