What is this?
I reached down and picked up a white cardboard box with my name on it after returning home from my lunch meeting. Strange. ‘San Clemente, CA’ was printed on the label. “Who do I know in San Clemente?”. I grabbed a steak knife and cut sideways slits through the tape to release the flaps of the box. Inside, was...a book. ‘The Five Minute Journal’ was embroidered on its canvas cover.
I did not order this.
Why was it here? I open the front cover to find this slip of paper:
How cool! My great friend Aaron aka ‘
The 'goals' he is referring to in that slip of paper, were a part of a larger initiative I’ve been doing with my life. I had been reporting my goals to my friends and working on establishing core habits (now on day 55) and as an awesome surprise, I get this book. I feel really lucky to have friends like this. So enough context...what is this book about and why is it important?
This book holds a few secrets to happiness - and I'll give you the summary of how it will help you be happier and a cool little habit I've incorporated into my life that you may consider adding
The 5 Minute Journal is not your average book.
It was created by Alex Ikonn and UJ Ramdas ( didn’t know that until I looked it up for this post ). They dedicate the book to lifelong learners and doers. Sound like altMBA material?
The first 10 percent of the book explains the purpose of the remaining 90%.
Who needs coffee when a quote like that hits you at 7 AM?
After the quote, the real fun begins. You’re asked to scribble down 3 things you are grateful for today. I’ve found it best to take a minute to really think about aspects of my life, both the larger (the internet) and smaller (a full head of hair - sorry
Next, you’re prompted to jot down 3 things that would make TODAY great. This is fun and has allowed me to
At night, before flipping the lights off to go to bed, I take out my journal and answer the remaining two points. It asks, What are 3 amazing things that have happened
The reason I recommend this book is because it will improve how you feel about your day. Am I
I love the book and would recommend everyone get it, or
Recap of the prompts you'll answer every day:
- I am grateful for... ( list 3 things )
- What would make today great? ( list 3 things )
- Daily Affirmations. I am... ( fill in the blank )
- 3 amazing things that happened today...
- How could I have made today even better?