Growing, learning, improving.. these are all things I’m constantly striving for.
I believe a big part of being your better self is self-reflection.
Self-reflection isn’t something I’m very good at, but I find when I take the time to think about my day, week, or month, it really allows me to identify what I’ve learnt, along with the ups and downs.
Without taking the time to process, I lose a lot of positive learnings as I simply forget them, or never even identify them.
I wanted to get better at this, so finally decided to invest in a 5 year diary.
A 5 year diary is exactly what it says on the tin.
A day with a page per day, split into 5 years allowing you to record a few lines each day. I’ve made a spot in my daily planner to spend 5 minutes a day thinking about the good things that have happened and recording them.
I’ll be updating it with things such as:
- The happiest moment of my day.
- Something nice I did for someone else.
- A new goal I want to set.
- A goal I reached.
- Something I’ve learnt.
- A quote I love.
Slowly, this should turn into a book if inspiration for me to flick through when I’m not feeling great.
Have you ever heard of a 5 year diary before?
They come in three different versions:
- Five Year Memory Book (blue)
- Five Year Reflexion Book (yellow)
- Mom’s Five Year Memory Book (purple)