Guide to Philosophical Meditation by Journaling

Philosopher in Meditation, Rembrandt van Rijn, Paris

Philosophical Meditation is a practice that assumes that a good chunk of the troubles in our minds comes from thoughts and feelings that have not been untangled, examined, and confronted with sufficient attention. Journaling about these unexamined thoughts and feelings allow us to better grasp our minds by becoming aware. The goal is not to fix the mind but to experience the relief that comes from being aware and feeling in control of your mind. We attempt to move from

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Guide to End of Year Reflections in Your Journal

The end of year brings about an opportunity for us to reflect on the past year and use that for the year ahead. The Stoics, from Seneca to Epictetus, reflected daily and encouraged their students to do the same; “I will keep constant watch over myself and — most usefully —will put each day up for review. For this is what makes us evil—that none of us looks back upon our own lives. We reflect upon only that which we

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Smart decision-making with your journal

Your journal is a very effective companion in helping you to make critical decisions. Using a journal will save you from mental overload, fears, mindless wander and other unpleasant experiences of decision making. In this blog post, I want to share how I have been making decisions using my journal. Furthermore, I will reference journals of other successful people – like Benjamin Franklin – and how they made decisions. Benefit of decision making with your journal Decision-making is an inevitable

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The Ultimate Guide for Keeping an Audio Journal

Keeping an audio journal is a convenient way to capture and articulate your thoughts. These days, you can easily press record on your mobile device to start your audio journal entry. Below, I share what I have learned from keeping an audio journal as a part of my journaling habit. Furthermore, I will review its benefits and share apps to help you start keeping an audio journal. I have kept an audio journal as part of my journaling habit. I

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Guide to Keeping a Work Journal (with downloadable template)

Did you know that some of the most successful people kept a work journal? To name a few — Einstein, Bruce Lee, and Thomas Edison. Keeping a work journal is like having your own personal assistant. It can help you stay on top of your todos, capture meeting notes, manage your time, and accelerate your career growth. It doesn’t matter if you are an employee, self-employed, or retired — a work journal can improve your productivity and performance at work.

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Time-Tested Daily Journal Template (Download)

In this post, I want to share general use (daily) journal template that I have used for 5+ years. If you want to learn more about the template and keeping a journal, please consider subscribing to the free newsletter or taking a course. Using a template for your journal keeping makes it easier, organized, and fun to keep a journal. Without a template, your entries can come out all over the place. Breakdown of the Daily Journal Template The daily

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