Track your sense of God’s presence in your life in a journal. At the end of each day, take a few moments to pray an Awareness Examen, reflect over your day on where you felt close to or far from God. What drew you away? What led you closer? Where did you feel joy? Where did you feel emptiness. Journal about these daily experiences. Feel free to use a timeline to track points where you felt close to or far from God as a visual aid. Notice the fluctuations of consolation and desolation over time. In periods of desolation, keep praying, and trust that consolation will come again. In consolation, soak in it and thank God for the experience of His closeness.