Life and Spiritual Coaching

July 29, 2008

Write a Graditude Journal and Give your Problems to God

Filed under: Life Balance — by Donna Ritter @ 8:30 pm
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These are some of the questions I ask myself each morning as I try to be my authentic self.  The format that I use is a weekly self assessment and gratitude journal. Some things I keep private to myself and others I’ll publish. Try it yourself and you will find you can make great improvements.

·   What will I try to improve on next week? Did I hurt anyone? Do I need to make a call for forgiveness? You never know when your life will end, and I don’t want any regrets; in fact I try to make sure that I have none before I go to bed.

 

·   What was I most proud of this week? Can I keep doing that in the future? Did I make a difference in someone’s life? It is important to me to make this earth a better place each day.

 

·   What have I done to get closer to my life goals this week? Am I on track? I keep a daily planner to make sure I keep track of my day and see if I am meeting my goals.

 

·   What did I have a hard time with and why? Can I fix it? Have I prayed about it? Often the answer is to give it to God.

 

·   What was my biggest waste of time this week? This can be my tendency to not say “no” to people or get caught up in conversations or television.

 

·   What did I do this week that I didn’t feel good about? Can I do something about making it better? Again, this is a sign that I need to spend time with the Lord.

 

By answering these questions for myself in my writing journal, or blog, I force myself to take a hard look at myself.  At the end of the day, I take stab at the next day’s list, clean off my desk and am ready to start again fresh in the morning. I start each morning with some quiet time with God and then get to my planner and see if it needs to be updated.

I always make sure that I schedule in time for myself so that I can properly do things for others. Think of an airplane when oxygen masks come down; they always tell the adults to put their masks on first before putting them on their kids.

By recording things that made me proud and that I consider my biggest accomplishments, I can emulate them in the future. These go in my gratitude journal. I know good things happen when I let God be in charge. The benefit for me is that these are the things that make me feel good and are likely taking me towards my life goals. I give credit to God for these things. I record the activities that I’ve found to be hard during the week. Maybe it was a test, or a work out at the gym. I can then analyze where I went wrong, or right. A test being hard could mean that I wasn’t prepared enough, or it was meant to be a challenging critical thinking exam. A hard day at the gym could mean that I’ve let myself get out of shape, or I’m over working myself. I can make adjustments for the following week and plan accordingly.

Keeping touch with your daily activities, starting the day with quiet time and keeping time for yourself will get your goals done much quicker than if you didn’t take the time to reflect and give thanks!

 

 

 

 

These are some of the questions I ask myself each morning as I try to be my authentic self.  The format that I use is a weekly self assessment and gratitude journal. Some things I keep private to myself and others I’ll publish. Try it yourself and you will find you can make great improvements.

·   What will I try to improve on next week? Did I hurt anyone? Do I need to make a call for forgiveness? You never know when your life will end, and I don’t want any regrets; in fact I try to make sure that I have none before I go to bed.

 

·   What was I most proud of this week? Can I keep doing that in the future? Did I make a difference in someone’s life? It is important to me to make this earth a better place each day.

 

·   What have I done to get closer to my life goals this week? Am I on track? I keep a daily planner to make sure I keep track of my day and see if I am meeting my goals.

 

·   What did I have a hard time with and why? Can I fix it? Have I prayed about it? Often the answer is to give it to God.

 

·   What was my biggest waste of time this week? This can be my tendency to not say “no” to people or get caught up in conversations or television.

 

·   What did I do this week that I didn’t feel good about? Can I do something about making it better? Again, this is a sign that I need to spend time with the Lord.

 

By answering these questions for myself in my writing journal, or blog, I force myself to take a hard look at myself.  At the end of the day, I take stab at the next day’s list, clean off my desk and am ready to start again fresh in the morning. I start each morning with some quiet time with God and then get to my planner and see if it needs to be updated.

I always make sure that I schedule in time for myself so that I can properly do things for others. Think of an airplane when oxygen masks come down; they always tell the adults to put their masks on first before putting them on their kids.

By recording things that made me proud and that I consider my biggest accomplishments, I can emulate them in the future. These go in my gratitude journal. I know good things happen when I let God be in charge. The benefit for me is that these are the things that make me feel good and are likely taking me towards my life goals. I give credit to God for these things. I record the activities that I’ve found to be hard during the week. Maybe it was a test, or a work out at the gym. I can then analyze where I went wrong, or right. A test being hard could mean that I wasn’t prepared enough, or it was meant to be a challenging critical thinking exam. A hard day at the gym could mean that I’ve let myself get out of shape, or I’m over working myself. I can make adjustments for the following week and plan accordingly.

Keeping touch with your daily activities, starting the day with quiet time and keeping time for yourself will get your goals done much quicker than if you didn’t take the time to reflect and give thanks!

 

 

 

 

These are some of the questions I ask myself each morning as I try to be my authentic self.  The format that I use is a weekly self assessment and gratitude journal. Some things I keep private to myself and others I’ll publish. Try it yourself and you will find you can make great improvements.

·   What will I try to improve on next week? Did I hurt anyone? Do I need to make a call for forgiveness? You never know when your life will end, and I don’t want any regrets; in fact I try to make sure that I have none before I go to bed.

 

·   What was I most proud of this week? Can I keep doing that in the future? Did I make a difference in someone’s life? It is important to me to make this earth a better place each day.

 

·   What have I done to get closer to my life goals this week? Am I on track? I keep a daily planner to make sure I keep track of my day and see if I am meeting my goals.

 

·   What did I have a hard time with and why? Can I fix it? Have I prayed about it? Often the answer is to give it to God.

 

·   What was my biggest waste of time this week? This can be my tendency to not say “no” to people or get caught up in conversations or television.

 

·   What did I do this week that I didn’t feel good about? Can I do something about making it better? Again, this is a sign that I need to spend time with the Lord.

 

By answering these questions for myself in my writing journal, or blog, I force myself to take a hard look at myself.  At the end of the day, I take stab at the next day’s list, clean off my desk and am ready to start again fresh in the morning. I start each morning with some quiet time with God and then get to my planner and see if it needs to be updated.

I always make sure that I schedule in time for myself so that I can properly do things for others. Think of an airplane when oxygen masks come down; they always tell the adults to put their masks on first before putting them on their kids.

By recording things that made me proud and that I consider my biggest accomplishments, I can emulate them in the future. These go in my gratitude journal. I know good things happen when I let God be in charge. The benefit for me is that these are the things that make me feel good and are likely taking me towards my life goals. I give credit to God for these things. I record the activities that I’ve found to be hard during the week. Maybe it was a test, or a work out at the gym. I can then analyze where I went wrong, or right. A test being hard could mean that I wasn’t prepared enough, or it was meant to be a challenging critical thinking exam. A hard day at the gym could mean that I’ve let myself get out of shape, or I’m over working myself. I can make adjustments for the following week and plan accordingly.

Keeping touch with your daily activities, starting the day with quiet time and keeping time for yourself will get your goals done much quicker than if you didn’t take the time to reflect and give thanks!

 

 

 

 

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