Journalling, or the art of recording through writing what may seem mundane every-day things on paper, is as old as time itself. There is something therapeutic about writing down events of your day, or your thoughts however irrelevant they may seem. This free form of writing is the most tangible way of connecting with yourself, externalizing your feelings. When you articulate your thoughts and put them on paper, you have the chance of reading them objectively which aids you in conducting a healthy assessment of the things that matter to you. Journalling is mostly applied to the more personal realms of our lives, however, in this post, we will explore how journaling your work is an amazing way to grow and learn, and be productive like never before.
1. Journalling Your Work – Never miss an idea
If you spend a few mindful moments everyday, thinking about what you think about your work, you will realize how many ideas you have, but keep missing out on. By consciously journaling your professional life, you also tend to become aware about the many amazing ideas you may have about doing what you do in a better, more organized way. Or getting the most out of your work. By journaling you get to consciously keep track of these ideas, which is always the first step towards implementation!
2. Journalling Your Work – Be your own mentor
Like we said earlier, journaling is the most tangible way to connect with yourself. When you can read about your thoughts and understand the logic and rationale behind them, you will effortlessly be able to devise the way forward as well. This works magically not just for your personal life, but is even better to practice for your work life.
3. Journalling Your Work – The perfect stress buster
Despicable boss, horrible colleagues, pathetic work-life balance? Vent it all out. And vent it out for good by writing about it. Once a professional, there are certain things that you cannot and should not communicate freely, at times the best way to really help yourself understand a sticky situation is by putting it down exactly as it sounds to you in your head, and then taking a call about what you should do next.
4. Journalling Your Work – Get ahead of your day
By including what your priorities, goals, and plans are, in your journal, you get a good sense of how you should organize your work. Jotting your schedule down, or your daily to-dos, is a great way to stay organized. It not only helps you plan the current day, but also helps plan ahead. Always thought that 24 hours were simply not enough to get all the work done? Try journaling and be thrilled about how you start making the most of your days!
5. Journalling Your Work – Best progress tracker
Once you get used to journaling your work, you can see the pattern of highs and lows you experience. A work journal also doubles as a great success/ progress tracker. Once you have found your groove, you can also start improvising tables to track or monitor your success. While you are at it, don’t forget to leave little love notes to yourself for appreciating the great work you are doing!
Journaling can be of several kinds, and it is worthwhile spending some time to read up on them. You may choose any one or even be creative and make a combination of the several ideas that appeal to you. Remember, more than anything else, your journal is a reflection of you, so it can be absolutely anything you feel comfortable with. Our personal favourite method is bullet journaling, it is easy convenient and fits our method of work journaling perfectly. If you are not yet journaling your work and we have got you interested, read this post to get you started and into the habit. What are your ideas about a good work journaling method? Write to us about it, or let’s engage through comments! Like we always say, we love hearing from you!