Free your Mind: Writing a Journal.

Would you like lower stress, increased focus, improved memory, faster learning?  Sounds good?  There is one simple 5 minute daily habit that can help.  It will also make you a better communicator.  It might be worth a test?

There are 3 major benefits of keeping a written journal.  
  1. Writing slows down time
  2. The past is a great resource, but only if well documented
  3. A journal is a good life habit, increased mindfulness and awareness of the patterns around you
How to do your best writing?  These are some places that I do my best writing.
How about 5 minutes a day for the next 30 days?  Have a go.  If it works, great.  If it doesn’t, burn the pages and send me an email requesting (politely) the return of the 150 minutes that were “wasted” in this endeavor.
I write in a paper notepad with a biro.  This works best for me.  There was a 2 year period where I wrote on a Palm Pilot (1997-1999).  Others write on a computer or iPad.  
Do you have a journal?  Would love to know how you do it – what tool do you use?  do you do it at a regular time?  what are the positive benefits that you have seen from journaling?