My Morning Routine: The Five Minute Journal

My Morning Routine: The Five Minute Journal


Hey everyone. Stefan here, from Project LifeMastery.com. In this video I’m going to share with your guys something that I do every single day as part of my morning ritual. Something that has been a part of my morning ritual process now for about the last two years. Something that’s really made a difference in my life. As you guys know, anything that’s really helped me in my life, that’s made an impact on me, enhanced my quality of life, I want to share that with you guys, that’s my mission, that’s what Project Life Mastery is about. It’s something that a lot of people have asked me about, because I’ve shared it a little bit on my social media, on my Snapchat. It’s actually something that I have actually bought for my family as well, my girlfriend, my sister. They benefit and love it as well. What it is, is called The Five Minute Journal. You might have seen this before, it’s basically a journal. I know the founders of the company, they’re in a mastermind group that I’m a part of, and it’s a journal that basically helps you every single day, takes five minutes, for me, less than five minutes, and you basically fill out one page a day. At the beginning of the book it basically explains how it works. How it works, I’m not sure if you can see this, the different basic principles of it, the power of it. You don’t need something like this, you could just have your own journal or do this in Evernote, but I like to have a physical journal like this. I use Evernote a lot for my planning and stuff like that. They actually have something called The Productivity Planner as well, I’ve got that in my office. I use both. I mean, I just like to have the physical version as well, as well as I do more in depth on my computer. Anyway, every single day you fill out the page, you put in the date. At the top there’s an inspiring quote or there’s some sort of action that you’ll do for the week. For example, the quote that I have here: “Society is always taken by surprise, and any new example of common sense.” That’s by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Here’s one by Martin Luther King Jr.: “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Great quote. You get a great quote every day, and then there’s three questions here to put in what you’re grateful for. Okay, three things what you’re grateful for. Give you an example, today I put, “I’m grateful for God’s love, God’s unconditional love. I’m grateful for the self-help industry. I’m grateful for NLP Neuro-linguistic programming.” I actually put the NLP one because I was actually doing some research and catching up on some NLP stuff the other day. Three things that I’m I’m grateful for. I try to force myself every day to think of new things I’m grateful for. You guys know the power of gratitude. I’ve been sharing the power of this in my morning ritual videos, how important it is, and my morning ritual mastery program as well, the power of gratitude. Every day you want to think about what you’re grateful for. You want to feel it, you want to associate to it. You want to think about the little things that you can be grateful for in your life. You can do this without a book. I like to write it down and journal it. I remember Lady Gaga, she was on Oprah one time and she was sharing … Because Oprah’s got … She writes down in a journal five things every day that she’s grateful for. Lady Gaga does it. It’s a life-changing thing. I love it for that reason. I just put in real quick three things every single day I’m grateful for. The next part is, what would make today great? okay what would make today great? You put in three things. I like the simplicity of it, because you don’t need to have this big criteria for the day. All you need to just … What are the three top most important things that would make the day great for you? For me, I put today, “Recording videos”, which is what I’m doing right now. “To work out at the gym. To read and to learn.” I’m reading a lot of great books right now. Also, I actually put one more which was, “Set results for the week.” You could put four if you want. The next part is putting in your daily affirmation. Every day you force yourself to create an affirmation. It could be an affirmation you already have or use every day, or it could be a new one. The one that I put in today was just, “I love my life. I love my life.” I’ll usually say it a few times, so I right it in and then I’ll say it a few times, and when I say it, I say it like I mean it, like, “I love my life. I love my life!” Like I really do love it. Even if you don’t love your life, say it like you mean it, right? Force your brain to believe it, that you actually love the life that you have. That’s it. That’s all you do for the morning. It’s as simple as that. What you do in the evening time is, for your evening ritual. Here’s for the daytime and then here’s for the evening time. What you put in for the evening is three amazing things that happened today. What are three amazing things? I’m going to fill it out right now. Right now it’s getting to evening time, so I’ll fill it out. Three amazing things for me that happened today was, I had an awesome team meeting with my operations manager, Lynette, as well as Tyrone. “Awesome team meeting.” It is a really good team meeting because we did a lot of brainstorming. It was actually a lot longer than we normally have it every week too, so we went really deep into some great stuff. I’m really proud of that, happy for that. Another great thing is just recording the videos. Today I spent the day just recording a bunch of videos which are really good, I think are really going to benefit you guys. I might have already released some that you guys have seen as well, but I always enjoy this and making a difference in this way. “I recorded awesome videos.” Third thing was, I had an awesome webinar today, that I did for my Affiliate Marketing Mastery members. It was great. We had an awesome turnout for it. It was about over two hours. Tons of great questions and people shared a lot of gratitude with me as well, and it was just a really great moment to be able to connect and engage with my customers and hear their feedback and their compliments and their praise is always great as well. That was a really great moment that happened today. I’m going to write, “MM webinar.” You’re putting those three things, and when you put them in, the amazing things, you actually celebrate it. I’m like, “Wow, that’s amazing. I had an amazing day.” I’m forcing myself to come up with the good for the day that happened. Because every day, no matter how bad you think it is, it’s always just your perception, it’s only how you’re interpreting the events of the day. You might think, “I didn’t do anything today, it was a horrible day.” No, there’s still great positive things that happened throughout the day that you’ve got to be grateful for and appreciate. You’ve got to be grateful for the days that you have. The last question is, how could I have made today better? How can you make today better? For me, let’s see, what could I have done? I think I could have woken up a little bit earlier today. I’m going to put that in, “Wake up a bit earlier.” Yeah, I mean, if there’s anything you also want to add to it, you could put that in. It forces you to also think about how you can improve your future days as well. Great process that you go through. I enjoy it. Less than five minutes a day. Everybody has five minutes for their ritual. You don’t need this book. You don’t need a journal like this. You can do it in your own journal, but this is only twenty bucks. Twenty bucks for this. It’s really high quality too. It’s really good. They ship to Canada. They ship, I think, almost everywhere. A lot of people that I know use it as well. If you guys want to check it out as well as The Productivity Planner, I’ve got a link below that you guys can click on in the description, or you can go to ProjectLifeMastery.com/ fiveminutejournal. ProjectLifeMastery.com/fiveminutejournal. Five as in F-I-V-E minute journal. I’m an affiliate for this, so if you decide to purchase through my affiliate link I earn a commission for it. Some people think that I just do this, like I’m sharing these things just to make commissions and stuff like that. It’s not. The reason why I do this is because people ask me constantly, for me to share these things with people. If you look at my Snapchat, all the messages that I have, people are just constantly asking me, “What are you using? Where can I get this” Or, “Where can I get that?” That’s why I do these videos. I want to share with you guys the things that have benefited me and helped me in my life. I’m not sharing these things just to make a profit. If I can make some money through an affiliate link, you want to support me through that way and buy through a link, great, I appreciate it. It helps support me, it helps support my business, pay my team, and be able to add more value to you guys as well, but that’s not the reason why I do it. The reason why I do it is because people ask me constantly for it. There’s always some people that complain and say, “Oh Stefan, you’re just trying to make some money off of people.” No, these are things that I legitimately use every day. You come over to my house, if you were to follow me with my rituals, you see it every day on my Snapchat, all that sort of stuff, I use these things every day. I benefit from them, and I don’t share anything that I don’t personally benefit from and that I don’t believe would benefit you as well. You don’t have to, you can use your own journal if you want, but I just wanted to share this with you guys, because I think it will help some of you and just help make the process a little bit easier. If you guys want to check it out, again, there’s a link below. If not, that’s totally fine as well. I just wanted to share that with you guys because I think it can help some of you, and if not, just remind yourself to be grateful every day and to plan out your day and to have rituals. You guys know I’m big on rituals. Morning ritual mastery. I really believe in the power of it, guys. The more that you can spend in your rituals, the more it’s going to enhance your life. This has just been another tool that you can integrate to help make your rituals a lot better, along with some of the other things that I recommend, these are all things that have helped me and I think will help you as well. Thank you guys for watching the video. Make sure to, if you enjoyed it, hit the like button. Really appreciate your support. Leave a comment below. Love to hear what you guys think. Subscribe for more videos of course. Again, if you want to know more, the information is below. Thank you guys for watching. See you guys in the next video.

23 thoughts on “My Morning Routine: The Five Minute Journal

  1. hey stefan, first of all, happy thanksgiving. second of all, just want to say thank you for all your hard work and life lessons you provide each and everyday for the world. it's because of people like you that i have faith our future is going to be bright, thank you!

  2. Wow what a time saver, I'm definitely gonna purchase this! Thank you for sharing Stefan. Now I am curious about that productivity planner…

  3. Here are mine. I do these after the day's comments.

    What was awesome today? 
    Today I'm especially grateful for? 
    Today I learned?  
    List today's successes!

  4. hey stefan i have a question for you, i want to apply this in my life but writing '3 amazing this that happened in my day' is a bit challenging as I am a student and some of my days are pretty much the all the same. Do you have any advice on finding things to write on that sector of the jurnal?

  5. Hey Stefan. Knowing how hard you work, Im just curious to know what time you generally wake up and go to sleep every day?

  6. I am so happy and grateful to see this. I have been asking God to know about the content in these, I have definitely manifested this haha. My thoughts on this is that it is a wonderful tool for people already on their way. I need to create a book for people who don't believe they have things to be grateful for to Get them going.

  7. I will start using this questions as a part of my morning and evening rituals because I feel they will improve the quality of my life and will benefit the people in my life also.

    Thank you Stefan for being a giver!!!

  8. I am grateful to Stephan for introducing me to this 5 minute journal and the Productivity Planner, two books I can no longer live without. I have been using both for two months now and it has not only enhanced my mood throughout the day but also helped immensely with my procrastination problem. Thank you!

  9. THANK YOU FOR YOUR VIDEOS AND INFO because I am struggling in life and you are my hero and inspiration! I follow you quite often. I aspire to be someone like you.

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