When I wrote the best-selling book, Reboot Your Thinking three years ago, its success caught me a bit by surprise, mostly because the book deals with concepts and ideas that are really hard for most people to face when thinking about their own lives: shame, guilt, pain, and trauma among them.
But the overwhelming feedback that came from readers on the book’s release was that they really DID want to feel those things, and work through those feelings, instead of just cramming them down and hoping they would go away.
Reboot was designed to be used as a 28-day program to help change how people thought about, and talked to, themselves. Basically, each day has a theme, and each of the themes revolves around thinking differently and being better. By encouraging people to think purposefully about things like shame, guilt, criticism, resilience, gratitude and happiness, the book also forced people to focus much more on their present moment, which is the safest place for you to initiate some change from.
The book included self-directed activities and space for feedback and note-taking, but again, the feedback from the readers was that a more in-depth exploration of the themes that they could do themselves, in a journal format, would have been really helpful.
Hence, the birth of the 101 page The Reboot Journal.
Set yourself a 28 day period where you can really commit to yourself, for 28 days straight, that you will journal and be challenges and guided though some difficult but rewarding topics and themes, and come out the other side much more mindful, purposeful, and thoughtful.
Each morning, fill in the day and date at the top of the day’s entry, read the short excerpt from Reboot Your Thinking, and then complete the Daily Morning Mindfulness section. The spaces are all provided for you to fill in, and the consistent uniformity of the structure of the day’s entries will keep you on track and make it really easy after a few days to reflect on the theme of each day.
Then each evening, complete the Daily Evening Mindfulness section, which will be good full stop to the day for you, ending on some gratitude.
Also provided each day is a space for any free writing or notes and reflections you want to make, and reflection points to stimulate your thinking throughout the day too.