Journaling is a process of regularly recording your thoughts, feelings, memories, and more in a book. It helps you reflect upon your actions, provides an emotional outlet, and helps strengthen your relationship with yourself. 

When you journal, you focus on things that are important and you need to achieve. It helps you decode your thoughts, reactions, and feelings towards yourself and others. Journaling has also proved to lower blood pressure and eliminate stress.  

I was introduced to journaling when I read the book The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. Journaling was one of the five aspects that helped me transform myself and hence I lay so much emphasis on it. I request all my coaching clients to journal daily because the benefits are immense.  

I started my journey with forgiveness journaling on blank sheets of paper. Then I combined it with gratitude. Today I also journal my thoughts, my feelings, and what I would like to work on next. It helps me release any stress or negativity and makes it easy for me to forgive myself and others. Just the act of putting the first thoughts in the morning on a paper makes me start my day with energy. Journaling consciously helps me work on the areas that need upgrading, and since journaling is a form of repetition it reprograms my subconscious with new beliefs and patterns. Journaling provides structure and direction to my personal goals, in addition, it sets the intention in the universe. 

Journaling is so powerful that it contributes to your overall well-being. It also helps you strengthen your emotional resilience and find joy in your life.

If you feel anxious and stressed by your thoughts, lack focus, and structure, and are not connected to your values, then journaling will give a new perspective on how to deal with such situations.           

I mention 5 styles of journaling today that are super enjoyable and you can start with what you resonate with most. 

1 -Bullet journaling/business journaling 

Bullet journaling combines several goals into an organised system. It can be used as a daily diary, a calendar and task manager, a place to reflect and process things—just about anything you’d do in a regular journal, you can do with bullet journaling! 

I use bullet journaling at work to achieve daily tasks.  

2 -Daily Reflective journaling

Daily journaling is a private activity to reflect on your life and process emotions and experiences. This practice can help you let go of stress and know yourself better. 

I add gratitude to my reflective journaling as it helps me improve happiness, well-being, and even physical health. Creating a gratitude journal is a powerful way to build a habit of being thankful—and have a central repository of everything you’re grateful for, which you can turn to anytime you’re feeling down. You can keep it simple and fast by adding 5 things you are grateful for every day.

3 – Forgiveness Journaling 

I say this time and again – without forgiveness, gratitude is powerless. 

Forgiveness has been the most important element of my transformation. Forgiveness releases pain and helps us grow. It helps in healing emotional and physical conditions. It gives us a better quality of life.

It’s extremely important for us to keep forgiving ourselves and others consistently. We are all works in progress and intentionally forgiving on paper will help us avoid negative thoughts and stay peaceful. Make forgiveness part of your daily routine and see the magic. 

4 -Travel journaling 

This is collaging mementos from your trip, travel journals give you a snapshot of what you did, moments you don’t want to forget, and lessons learned while being in different places on earth. This is more like a scrapbook, you could add restaurant receipts, pictures, maps, or anything that could take you back to that place and fill your heart with gratitude. 

5 -Love Letter journaling​

Writing a weekly love letter to yourself greatly helps improve the relationship you have with yourself and also increases your self-worth in your eyes. Love letter journaling done over time acts as affirmation and aids to shift negative thoughts and self-sabotaging beliefs about yourself to become a better version of yourself. 

In conclusion, Discipline is the first step to victory.​ Create a morning routine that will help you to create new habits, make journaling a part of it. The benefits are way too many like – it reduces stress, helps process emotions, and aids reflections. Never miss it, as repetition helps reprogram the subconscious and that’s how we create the life we desire.

​The power of journaling has proven to help make a substantial shift in your life, so start with the one style you enjoy the most and then you can combine a few. 

You can also download the self-love journal from my website through the free resources tab and start journaling today! 

Lots of Love 

Meher Mirchandani 


  • Meher Mirchandani


    Manrre Logistics Fund

    An award-winning entrepreneur, healer, and coach, Meher is the Director of Manrre Logistics Fund and  Managing Director of Palmon Group. She is a maven who balances her various roles with equal ease and  persistent hard work—whether it is that of a business leader, decision maker, wife, daughter, or a devoted  mother to her twin daughters.   An inherently empathetic leader, she is a source of inspiration for her core team of leaders and leads by  focusing on conscious leadership based on her personal and her company’s values. As one of the Forbes top  Indian leaders, Meher believes that culture is the cornerstone of an organization, and she is responsible for  creating and building a culture with a growth mindset at Palmon and Manrre that empowers leaders to be  their best on all fronts of their lives.   Her leadership principle is “Success is something you attract by the person you become. It is your  dedication to consistently grow yourself that will yield you the life you desire.” Her personal journey has  brought about a breakthrough and transformation in her, which she shares in her first book ‘Come Alive’.  Come Alive addresses the answer to the question, ‘Are you truly Alive’?   Her book uncovers that there is nothing missing in life and that you are enough and limitless! It helps you  understand that you are complete. It sheds light on the fact that the relationship we have with ourselves is  what determines the quality of every other relationship in our life. Her journey concludes, that the feeling  of something missing is nothing else but the connection with ourself.  Through this book, the author guides you to know, nurture, appreciate, and fall in love with yourself.  Her five-phase process will lead you to prioritize yourself, love yourself and ultimately come alive. Being  alive is being in love with yourself for who you are.  Her mission is to evoke the transformation in you, so you honor and celebrate yourself for who you are! [email protected] comealivewithmeher