Do you keep a diary?Â You should keep a diary?Â Okay, okay, make that a personal journal.Â
A personal journal gives you focus and allows you to measure your productivity.Â If you are not keeping one now, try for a week.Â At the end of each day, take about 5 to 10 minutes to jog the down the following:
- What you did
- Who you saw
- Where you went
- How you felt
- Why you did some of what you did
At the end of week, examine your personal journal.Â What does it tell you?Â How did you spend your time?Â What priorities did you work on?Â Did you end up with 7 blank pages?Â Not good.
Have you ever asked yourself, â€œWhere has all the time gone?â€Â Well, a personal journal will tell you.Â It will also become your tool for self development.
Sometimes, the truth can be painful.Â You might find that you have squandered more time than you intended.Â You focused on the wrong things.Â You were not as productive as you thoughts.Â
Hereâ€™s the great news:
The Truth Shall Set You Free
Make keeping a personal journal a lifelong habit.Â To be able to look back 6 months and know what you did and why on a particular day is a good thing.
It is a good thing, because introspection and self-analysis is good for your mind and your mental processes.Â Itâ€™s exercise for your brain.Â And that is always a good thing.