Saturday, October 29th, 2016
What do you write down? Making time to write down certain things, such as our daily experiences, our goals, and our mental clutter can change the way we live our lives.
When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus writing things down is an excellent concentration tool.
If you want to solve a problem it can be helpful to write down your thoughts, facts and feelings about it. Then you don’t have to use your mind for remembering, you can instead use it to think more clearly. Having it all written down gives you an overview and makes it easier to find new connections that can help you solve the problem.
A written goal brings clarity and focus. It gives you a direction. And by rewriting your goals you not only reaffirm what your goals are.You may also find new insights that bring more clarity and focus to your goal and life. A written goal is also a powerful reminder that you can use to keep yourself on the right track when you feel stressed and may consider making hasty decisions.
If we journal, it’s incredibly satisfying to fill up one journal with our thoughts and feelings. If we write down everything we need to do in a particular day or week, we gain an additional sense of satisfaction when, having completed the task, we can cross the item off our list. Feeling productive enhances our productivity, creating a virtuous cycle.
Writing things down gives you space to think big and aim high. No matter what’s going on in our outside world, when we write things down, we enter a world of possibility.
Summing-up: Writing things down can foster a sense of achievement and progress, expanding our possibilities and increasing our productivity.