Hi everyone, how was your Christmas holiday? I hope you all had a wonderful time. ☺
Earlier this year I tested and promoted the Kickstarter campaign for the 21 day trial version of the MYnd Map My Journal, and once the journal was officially created, Rosemary, the lovely lady behind the idea of the MYnd Map sent me The Complete MYnd Map Productivity and Mindfulness Collection. Over the past three months, I’ve been using the journal to help me achieve some of my goals and keep track of my ideas. I initially began tracking my progress through my email newsletter, but unfortunately due to my poor health I wasn’t able to keep up with the email blogging towards the end, so I decided to blog about it collectively!
What is the MYnd Map MY Journal?
MYnd Map MY Journal, founded by Rosemary, encourages and inspires you to stay on track with your dreams, goals, commitments whilst helping you practice different methods of mindfulness and productivity – in short takes the concept of connecting your goals and health with yourself and helps you make it a reality.
Our daily lifestyle consists of doing countless tasks in a short amount of time and it’s easy to become sidetracked and lose focus when, like most people, you have more to do than you can manage. One thing that I personally like about the journal is that there are different techniques that are there to help improve your productivity e.g. the 80/20 rule. There are also daily affirmations and positive psychology practices, giving the journal a hollistic approach to the way that you manage everything. The MYnd Map MY Journal is the perfect way to begin your year, with plenty of activities, inspirational ideas, images and more!
At first, I loved that everything was like a blank canvas for me to fill in, colour and draw, there was so much to do with this journal to make my own. Every week begins with an intentions table where you can fill in your small goals for the week from ‘Body & Health’ to ‘Personal & Spiritual’ – filling this out made the journal feel like more than just a to-do list. As the whole journal is perforated so I was able to take rip off the page and pin it up on my computer desk as a reminder during the week. Towards the end of the week, I enjoyed taking time to write my reflections of the week, especially the focussing on how happy I was this week activity. Filling out the journal has also given me the chance to spend more time introspecting, even if it’s for 5 minutes- it’s definitely very therapeutic for me. 😊
After one month… (October)
My productivity had signifcantly improved, sometimes it’s very easy to get distracted with work and everything else, but writing down everything and physically making note of everything allowed me to remember what I needed to get done. In this past month, I have managed to achieve my goals that I had set for my blog, making a note of what I did on a daily basis also improved the way I went about setting targets for the week. I have thoroughly enjoyed colouring in, it’s given me the chance to just sit down and spend time being in the moment, I also felt that way when I was filling out the daily journal pages.
After two months… (November)
November has been quite productive for me, I managed to achieve my blog goals and spiritual goals. I particularly enjoyed the quotes that were on the daily pages for this week, now that I have gotten used to using the journal I feel like I’m able to concencrate more on following through most of my goals. I kept all my ideas in the journal, and physically writing down my goals has definitely helped me follow through with them. The visual tools are brilliant to for the days that I didn’t feel like writing much, visually manifested what I needed to improve upon has significantly improved the way that I approach my work.
The last month (December)
Coming towards the end of the journal now and for the festive season, I decided to focus more on my spiritual growth. Although I haven’t had much time for my blog this month, I felt that I still had quite a few good ideas that I noted down while I was ill. The end of the week recaps were a great way to help me realise what my next steps needed to be, what I should take away from the week and also what I should celebrate. Overall, I feel that this has certainly made a difference to my motivation as the journal encourages you to spend time to take a step back and reflect, which is important for your mental wellbeing. This journal is definitely helping me end the year on a positive note and starting the new year full of motivation!
The complete MYnd Map – MY Journal is available to buy online, there are still Christmas offers available after signing up to their newsletter. Click here to see the full range.