I first heard of this challenge from Alex Banayan, the author of The Third Door. I was intrigued by the questions and decided to commit to doing this exercise for 30 days straight.
I’ve always been a fan of journaling, but I’ve never done it for such a long time without skipping a day. I was serious about getting the most from these exercises, and trust me when I say — I did!
Before we get into the challenge and what it is exactly you need to do, I want to stress how important it is that you do this for 30 days consistently.
The rules are simple.
1. Answer 3 questions every day for 30 days, at the end of each day.
2. Do it pen to paper — not on your phone or tablet or computer.
3. Don’t skip a day. If you skip a day, start from the beginning. (I know it sucks, but trust me on this one.)
It’s easy to forget if your notebook is hidden away somewhere in a drawer. Place it in a visible place that you’re reminded each night to do your journaling!
These are the 3 Questions that you need to answer every day. They’re fairly simple, but you’ll be surprised how much you will get out of it. Most importantly — write until you leave everything on paper. Don’t hold yourself back, don’t worry if it makes sense or not — just let it flow. Don’t hesitate, overthink, or analyze.
That’s it. These are the three questions.
If you’re feeling called to do this exercise, or if you’re just slightly curious — do it! It will only take 10-15 minutes each evening, and you’ll be in awe of how many breakthroughs you’ll have.
When I was doing this challenge, I was working with a very difficult client. After a few days of journaling, I realized that under the question ‘what drained me of energy today?’ I always wrote the same answer:
This went on for about ten days until I was able to fully see that this client is the primary source of me feeling drained, exhausted, and unhappy!
Enjoy this incredible journaling experience, and most importantly — have no expectations!
Be open to everything that might come out and all the things you will learn about yourself.