You mop the floor after tidying up and clearing out the house. That way, you don’t get caught up in moving and navigating or trying to avoid objects that are in the way, but you can focus on seeing the ground underneath, and thus find the space to realise why things get so messy in the first place.
In the same way, you unload your mind of anything you need to do or remember, any general worries or thoughts, any shopping lists or birthday plans or business ideas, before you meditate. That way, you’re not spending the time trying to work that discussion out, holding onto that story to tell your sister, or trying to avoid your busy mind, but are instead getting on with actually meditating.
— Read on medium.com/age-of-awareness/why-journaling-meditation-make-the-perfect-pair-ce31f2b6bea3