If there are some evenings when you think to yourself, what did I do all day? Did I accomplish anything? The new book, The Good Morning Journal — 5-minute guided reflections to start your day with inspiration, purpose, and a plan by Molly Burford, is the book for you.
Having a positive mindset
The author says that when you use this book to help guide you, you will have a more positive outlook by having a plan set as soon as you awake. She says to try to wake up just 5 minutes earlier and take that time to jot down your thoughts in this book.
Within the pages
First you write the date. Then you are asked how you feel this morning. You can rate each adjective from slightly to very. So for example, if you wake up feeling angry, you would rate how angry, a little angry or very angry you feel.
Next, write how you want to end the day. Feeling what? Calm, relaxed, strong, content, etc. You also have an opportunity to rate each adjective.
If you want to end the day a certain way with a certain feeling, you write that in as well. In addition, you write in the three things you want to accomplish that day. On the side of page in the journal, you write down how you will spend every hour.
Each journal entry has an inspirational quote from a famous person. For example, here are a few interesting ones:
“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.” Diane Von Furstenberg, fashion designer.
“Some people dream of success while other people get up early every morning and make it happen.” Wayne Huizenga, American Businessman.
“I have to really enjoy the good things because it makes the bad things okay.” Emma Watson, English actor.
It’s an interesting premise to try to wake up five minutes early and fill out the two sheets. I think for me, I can plan out my day one way but when I get to the office or I check my emails, it comes out very different than I originally anticipated. But who know, it may be worth a shot!