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

What to write about?  Here are 20 starting questions to reflect on in your journal.

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?

Author: Conor Neill

Hi, I’m Conor Neill, an Entrepreneur and Teacher at IESE Business School. I speak about Moving People to Action. View all posts by Conor Neill