Do you have a graveyard of notebooks hidden away somewhere in your home? Do you keep a journal but rarely revisit the entries? If so, you may be missing out on valuable insights and inspiration.
It's easy to forget the value of our notes and journal entries, but they often contain a wealth of ideas, thoughts, and aha moments that can spark creativity and offer guidance. If you attended a course, workshop, or conference and took notes, go back and read them. If you keep a journal, go back and read some entries. You'll find ideas, quotes, stories, and applicable pieces of wisdom that are a joy to rediscover.
When we revisit our past notes and entries, we also gain a deeper understanding of our personal growth and evolution. We can see how our thoughts and perspectives have changed over time, and we may find patterns and themes that offer insight into our values and beliefs.
Revisiting our notes and journal entries is not just a trip down memory lane, but also a way to find inspiration and motivation when we need it most.
If we're feeling stuck or down on ourselves, the wisdom and learning from our past selves are the gift to our present self needed to move forward. We need reminders and the repetition of these gold nuggets for integration.
Sometimes I like to use my notes and entries as an oracle of sorts. By randomly picking a page and looking for a message from my past self, I can tap into my intuition and receive guidance that is relevant to my current situation.
So, go ahead and dust off those notebooks and journals. Take some time to revisit your notes and entries, and see what gems you unearth. You may be surprised at what you find. The wisdom we seek is often within us, waiting to be rediscovered.