“What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows.”
– Ralph Marston
In today’s fast-paced digital world, all the technology at our fingertips seemingly holds the key to becoming more organized. But did you know that the process of slowing down with some low-tech journalling can actually improve your productivity?
If journalling has long been on your list of habits to take up for the longest time, but you have yet to pick up that pen, we’re here to help you get started.
Keep reading for three compelling reasons to make journaling a part of your daily routine.
Organize Your Thoughts
Taking more time to organize your thoughts and schedule will help you prioritize what you should dedicate your time to. As you continue with your journalling practice you’ll find patterns emerging that you can learn from going forward.
Organizing your thoughts in written form will not only allow you to be better focused on the things that matter but pave the way to a more organized and time-efficient you.
Journalling doesn’t have to be paragraphs upon paragraphs of thoughts and feelings or “dear diary” moments. The benefits to writing lists are never-ending, from increased focus to better memory. You may find that making lists has the biggest positive effect when you’re feeling chaotic. Writing down your tasks for the day, week or month lets you focus and prioritize what needs to be completed, allowing less room for distraction and procrastination – the thieves of productivity.
Wake Up Refreshed
Sometimes we can feel pulled in every direction, from the moment we wake up to the minute we fall asleep. If you’ve gotten into the habit of looking at your phone right before you go to sleep, try using this time for journalling instead.
Gratitude journalling can be an invaluable practice before bedtime as it shifts your focus to what you are thankful for. As well as redirecting your thoughts to a more positive mindset, the practice of writing in the evening slows down your heart rate and allows you to think clearly and plan for the day ahead.
Will you try incorporating journalling into your daily routine?