Breaking the social norms of making goals for the new year!  Who says you have to wait until December/January to plan or take action to your goals?  I’m keeping myself motivated by starting something new right now!

I’ve heard lots about journals that ask daily questions over the course of a few years.  Influencers that I follow have shared how keeping a journal has helped them to gain better insight and perspective on work and their personal lives.

One particular journal I heard about is called Q&A A Day, where you go through a book of questions, one question per day, and write your answer in the journal.  I thought this method would work best for me because it asks me the questions [meaning, I don’t have to think forever about what I feel like writing] and it’s a quick exercise [because for some reason when I hear the word “journal”, I automatically think the expectation is to write a novel].

I found that there were a variety of these types of journals – for the individual, couples, mom’s, students, etc.  Since there were great reviews on how insightful these were to go through over the years, I thought I would jump in and give it a try!

I picked up a 5 year journal “Q&A a Day” which asks 365 questions over the course of 5 years.  Meaning that you are tracking 1825 answers.  And a 3 year “Q&A a Day” journal for couples, which asks 365 questions over 3 years, for 2190 shared answers for 2 people.

Some of the reviews I read were about how people used this as a reflective process and learned so much about themselves and the person they are in a relationship with.  Going through these journals really helped them to develop their relationships and think about individual growth.

As an example of what the journals ask, I’ll share the question for January 1st in each book.  The 5 year personal journal asks “What is your mission?” and the 3 year couple’s journal asks “Love is ______.”

I’m starting this on September 1st, because I can’t wait to start going through these questions!  This is going to be an interesting process…  But also so exciting!

Have you tried a journal like this before?  Do you keep your own journal?  Any thoughts on this?  Please share with me!

*This is not a sponsored post.  I have purchased these items with my own money.  I always promise to give my honest feedback.*

Shelly at Simple Casual Chic

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