If you're a leader and/or CEO, journaling should be a part of your weekly effectiveness routine. It's free and builds effective.
Why? It helps you move ideas out of your mind and into action.
It also helps to be build courage and energy. (And I KNOW you need more of this, right?!)
Do you have a journaling practice?
I challenge you try it, at least three times a week, for 5-minutes...and to help you know how to get started, check out these 50 Journaling Prompts:
And...here's five more reasons to journal:
1-Self-reflection: Journaling is a powerful tool for self-reflection, allowing you to gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Through journaling, you can better understand your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement, which can help you make more informed decisions.
2-Goal setting: Journaling can help you set and track goals. By writing down your goals and regularly reviewing them, you can stay focused on objectives and measure progress. This can help you stay accountable and motivated.
3-Creativity: Journaling can help you tap into your creativity and generate new ideas. By jotting down thoughts, brainstorming, and exploring different perspectives, you can develop innovative solutions to business challenges.
4-Stress relief: Journaling can be a great stress-reliever, allowing a release of emotions and can reduce anxiety. It can also help you process and make sense of complex situations, which can be particularly helpful during times of uncertainty or crisis.
5-Personal growth: Journaling can be a powerful tool for personal growth, allowing you to explore your values, beliefs, and aspirations. By reflecting on your experiences and learning from your mistakes, you can develop greater self-awareness and cultivate a growth mindset. This can help you become a better leader and more effective in your role.
It doesn't matter if you journal with a pen and paper, or type it out on your laptop (although I prefer handwriting)...the big deal is to just DO IT! The more often, the better.
Sometimes you don't know what you really think until you pull it out of your brain and articulate it with words, and the power that you build is something you'll feel great about.
Are you going to give it a try, leader?
I hope you do...because you are anti-average and deserve this gift you can give yourself.