Prime your mind with gratitude and productivity by framing each day.

This introspective exercise is designed to be simple and effective. Introspection can help you process and prime yourself for many different things. Some say its the most cost effective form of therapy. In this simple exercise, we begin to help you gain clarity and improve your day.

“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.” — Hal Elrod.

At the AgeOfUs we like think of journaling as checking in and out with yourself at the start and end of each day. It is super simple. Especially if you are working remotely or from home. Just follow the steps below.

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April 11, 2020



Desired Outcome: 

Framing each day in mental clarity.


The shortest path to impacting the world is through a better version of yourself. This self checkin aims to invest in yourself with a small time contribution that can result in huge benefits.

Instructions for both Morning & Evening:

  • Time: 5 minutes [2.5 minutes in the morning/2.5 minutes in the evening]
  • Leave all technological devices on silent and somewhere out of reach
  • Find some piece and quiet away from people
  • Allow your mind to wander and reflect
  • Keep a log or not (either digital or physical) → You Choose
  • Set a timer or not → You Choose
  • Pro Tip: Set an alarm in the morning and evening as a reminder!

Be Mindful Of:

There are simply too many distractions that will take control of your mind (Technology: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube..). Use these checkins and win back full control of your environment through self-awareness and deep introspection.


Morning Self-CheckIn:

"Where attention goes, energy flows.” - James Redfield.

Stop managing your time.

Start managing your focus.

99% of what stressed you out recently won’t even matter a month from now. Shake off the nonsense, bring your attention back to what’s important, and move forward with your life.

3 Questions:

  1. In what state of mind are you? List your thoughts, feelings or emotions.. (as much as you want)
  2. List 3 things that you are grateful for.
  3. What is 1 thing that you can do selflessly for other(s)?

Evening Self-CheckOut:

Wrap up your day by checking out with this introspective prompt. It will Increase your self awareness and help you end your day with gratitude. Over time, your mind will feel more flexible and clear as you train it to live with clear intentions and a strong desire to follow through.

3 Questions:

  1. Who have you acted selflessly towards today? Or who do you appreciate?
  2. What is 1 thing (or more) you did today that you are proud of?
  3. What request to you need to make to your subconscious to allow your mind to rest and prepare for the next day? Write down the things you want to focus on tomorrow.. Rule of 3 can help!

Some helpful mindset to be inspired by here is:

“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” - Thomas Edison
"Treat yourself like you were a friend you care about” - Jordan Peterson.
Each individual is a small, but vital piece in a working system.

The system is us.