Do you journal? Do you want to, but struggle to find the time? If the latter, change that thought process—today.
Ideas that aren’t written down have a greatly decreased chance of becoming a reality. Ideas that are written and re-read come to fruition much more often, particularly if they continue to ring true.
Once a week (or more if you can), write down all the brilliance you’ve been ruminating on lately. Over time, the winners will stand out clearly.
Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to choose just the right journal cover, paper and writing utensil, either. Enjoy the process. Writing is a luxury.
Some people love to record their children’s memories daily, while others save up their anecdotes and hope to carry them through to the next writing session. Either way, make regular note-taking a lifelong habit.
The act of writing is grounding. It fills us. It connects us to our core selves. As we document who we are and what we care about today, our minds empty and our hearts wait to be filled up again.
“Re-investing in one’s own little moments of insight is very important.”
TAKE IT TO HEART
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: learn the art of the brain dump. Whenever possible, record every single idea or to-do that’s inside your head, so later those that make the cut can be transferred to actual to-do lists. Just make sure you cross out tasks that you may be creating just to feel busy and accomplished, but that aren’t genuinely productive.