I highly recommend journaling for many many reasons. But a very powerful additional technique is instead of journaling about the past, journal about the future. So you’re still writing down what happened recently, just from the perspective of 1-10 years from now. An excellent example of this technique is the “Perfect Average Day” exercise. Where you use extreme specificity to help write the story of your future.

This process is also valuable because it offers more detail and specifics into your desired future, so that you can alter your present to match it. And the more you can alter your present trajectory to match your future journaling work, the closer you’ll arrive to that desired perfect future. This process definitely needs to be repeated and updated as time progresses, as your “resolution” (level of detail) will improve over time.