For me, journaling can be therapeutic. Writing things down helps get it out of my head. When I write it on paper it becomes alive. Whether the thoughts are positive or negative, it doesn’t matter. When they start to get written on the paper it feels like a weight is being lifted from my shoulders. Your thoughts can weigh heavy on you at times. Getting them off of you can be a very freeing feeling. Write them down and get those thoughts and feelings out of your head. Free up that space in your mind for new thoughts and feelings.
I’m a very visual learner. I need to see things to learn them. When I journal down tasks that need to get done it helps me stay on task much more efficiently than if I was just winging it and doing tasks as I remember them. Being able to physically put a checkmark next to something or cross it out is addicting for me. “How many more checks can I get?” Once one task is checked off. Another one is right there. My time management is so much better when I have a list to go off.
You ever have an idea that you felt would be the next “BIG THING”. Then you forget to write it down and don’t remember? Yeah, me too! It makes me so irritated if I have a thought and completely forget it. I’ll take my journal out and write down ideas. For me, those are usually ideas revolving around work or jiu-jitsu. Keeping ideas in order helps me so I can go back and work on them later. Making sure it’s physically written down ensures I don’t forget.
Journaling can be different for everyone. It helps keep my life in check and a little more manageable from a productivity stand point. From a personal stance. It feels great to get some thoughts out of my head on paper. They have more meaning for me that way.
There are a couple ideas for how you can incorporate journaling into your life. Try different forms of journaling and see what works best for you.
If you journal, I’d be interested in learning how you do.
Workout of the Day
A. Box Squats: 2RM
B. 4″ Deficit Stiff Legged Deadlift: Heavy 5-8 Reps
10 Minute AMRAP
10 Sandbag Squats
5-10 Pull Ups (Weighted)
20 Sandbag Lunges
10 Push Ups (Weighted)