Staying Positive With The Five Minute Journal

Staying Positive With The Five Minute Journal

To continue the topic of helpful journals – this post will be about one that was also created by Intelligent Change and focuses on keeping your mindset on a positive track. The Five Minute Journal (as the name suggests) takes only 5 minutes away from your day to complete. The idea is – after waking up the first thing you do is open the journal and fill in the “morning section” with 3 things you are grateful for, 3 things that would make the day great and a self-motivating statement. Accompanied by an inspiring quote at the top of the page – it’s an excellent way to start your day on a positive note.

Similarly, in the evening you fill in the last section with 3 amazing things that happened that day and how you could’ve made the day better. As the creators of the journal explain – by simply forcing your brain to start and end the day with positive thoughts you will transform your outlook into a more positive one.

I have been using this journal for about 6-7 months and I have definitely noticed a change in my attitude, not a big one but still. I try not to be an overly negative person anyway, but with this journal I have managed to continuously start my day “on the right foot”. Most profoundly I felt the effects in the morning, because by filling out my hopes for the day I was motivating myself for it and once the journal was closed – I was eager to work towards my goals.

As I previously mentioned in my “How To Stay Organized” post – I love journals and have way more then necessary – so if you are like me – there is no harm in trying this out. “The Five Minute Journal” does not take up much space and is quite discreet, the theory behind the journal is thoroughly explained in the first pages – making you believe in its effectiveness even more πŸ™‚

Let me know if you’ve tried this out or know of similar concepts.

Five Minute Journal

Five Minute Journal

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  1. July 18, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Great read! Such a helpful post! I have a gratitude journal that I have started using, but this 5minute journal sounds impressive x

    • mmasha
      July 19, 2017 / 6:50 am

      Gratitude journal sounds like a similar concept – is it helpful?

  2. July 18, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    this journal sounds ahhh~mazing. I use hobonichi and to decompress I insert a “me today” self check-in. This feels a lot like that. Definitely considering giving this journal experience a try!

    • mmasha
      July 19, 2017 / 9:37 am

      That’s a good tip too πŸ™‚ Let me know how you like it if you do get around to trying πŸ™‚

  3. Emilie
    July 18, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    OMG love this one – didn’t know you had it! I might need to get this one when my Productivity Planner is full… πŸ˜€

    • mmasha
      July 19, 2017 / 6:50 am

      Haha yes I got both of them when I first ordered πŸ™‚

  4. July 18, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Such a great idea! I’ll have to set time for this ❀️

    • mmasha
      July 19, 2017 / 6:50 am

      Let me know how it goes if you try it out πŸ™‚

  5. July 18, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I love journaling. In the past I’ve used prompt journals, but the length of the page is often daunting.

    • mmasha
      July 19, 2017 / 6:51 am

      Yeah I see what you mean. The good thing with this one is it really doesn’t take long πŸ™‚

  6. July 18, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I don’t have this journal but I do keep several journals and follow similar template. Journaling changed mylife! So great to look back in time and see just how much you’ve grown

    • mmasha
      July 19, 2017 / 6:54 am

      Definitely, especially because it is keeps you on a positive track πŸ™‚

    • mmasha
      July 19, 2017 / 6:54 am

      Perhaps could be a good present for her? πŸ™‚

  7. July 22, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    This is new to me..would definitely wanna try.
    Thanks for sharing 😊

    • mmasha
      July 23, 2017 / 7:41 am

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚ Let me know how it goes!

  8. July 22, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I love journaling. It’s helped me so much in my life to just organize my own thoughts.

    • mmasha
      July 23, 2017 / 7:41 am

      Definitely! I have so many journals for lists, ideas, to-do’s haha

  9. July 22, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    What a great read! Thanks so much for sharing

    • mmasha
      July 23, 2017 / 7:40 am

      My pleasure, thank you for your feedback πŸ™‚

  10. July 22, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I really like this. The whole gratitude thing is so important. And we all stay so darn busy. So the idea of the journal is fab! Thanks!

    • mmasha
      July 23, 2017 / 7:40 am

      Im happy you found this useful! It is important to take time out of our day for ourselves.

  11. July 22, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I like the idea of journaling, but I could never stick to it. I like this idea, I’m sure making a habit out of it would make a world of a difference!

    • mmasha
      July 23, 2017 / 7:39 am

      You are right, sometimes it is hard to keep going – but this is very personal – if you miss a few days its not biggie πŸ™‚

  12. July 22, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    What a great idea! I can imagine that it would definitely help to make positive thinking a daily habit. Thanks for sharing!

    • mmasha
      July 23, 2017 / 7:39 am

      It really does help, of course depends how positive you are when starting out. If you already have a positive outlook than this is more of a facilitating tool πŸ™‚

  13. SusanaCU
    July 23, 2017 / 3:16 am

    This is so nice! I don’t really use journals but this one calls my attention! Thank you Masha! 😊

    • mmasha
      July 23, 2017 / 7:38 am

      Thank you Susie πŸ™‚

  14. July 23, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I like that this journal is a little more in depth than a traditional gratitude journal, but still doesn’t take a lot of time out of your day.

    • mmasha
      July 23, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Very true! Have you tried it?

  15. July 23, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I like the idea. Not a big fan of journals, but this one is something that I want to buy. Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Margo Raffaelli

    • mmasha
      July 24, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Give it a try if you feel like it, I know sometimes keeping a journal can be daunting!

    • mmasha
      July 24, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      If you do – I’d love to hear what you think πŸ™‚

    • mmasha
      July 26, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you for your support – I’ve seen you comment before! Give this journal a try and let me know if you like it!
      -Masha

  16. July 26, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I absolutely love little journals like this! I have one where you write one line a day. Quick simple journals are the most easy to stick to.
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    • mmasha
      July 26, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      You are so right – when its quick and easy there is no excuse and it remains effective!
      -Masha