5 Minutes 2 X a Day

Not flossing, but journaling!  A new journal that is helpful in keeping on track with a positive attitude and accomplishing goals is called The Five-Minute Journal, created by Alex Ikonn and UJ Ramdas.

The morning five minutes begin the day with listing three things to be grateful for,   listing three things that would make the day great, and two affirmations or statements about what we hope to be or accomplish in our lives.  The evening five minutes includes listing three amazing things that happened during the day and how we could have made the day better.

Any little notebook could be used to begin the journaling habit.  The important thing is consistency—developing a habit that becomes a default pattern.   It is interesting to look back on completed days and identify recurring patterns and concerns.  Also, the small victories that we can accomplish in our lives through awareness of goals becomes a basis for true self esteem.

Feeling good about ourselves happens when we do what we have decided that we need to do, when it needs to be done.  Procrastination chips away at self confidence and peace of mind, and sometimes can cause a panic down the line.  Checking in with ourselves just 5 minutes, 2 X a day is an important tool.