WHY 10 MINUTES OF JOURNALING A DAY IS THE BEST PRODUCTIVITY HACK OUT THERE
YOUR DAY MAY LOOK DIFFERENT RIGHT NOW, BUT YOUR PRODUCTIVITY DOESN'T HAVE TO.
Read on to see how YOU can easily adopt, or tweak, a journaling practice to get back to pre-quarantine productivity levels! (And don't forget to sign up for the actual prompts my client's use to supercharge their productivity.)
I'm sure by now you have heard that journaling is one of those habits that all the cool kids are doing (and by "cool kids", I mean the super successful individuals that most of us aspire to be).
But, what you may not know, is the behind the scenes magic that makes journaling SO beneficial.
Journaling helps you gain clarity and clears space for your memory to process new thoughts and ideas.
If you think of your brain like a computer - the more clutter you have floating around, the slower it will be able to process, sort, and create new files.
Any new habit will have a butterfly effect on other areas of your life (for example, people who regularly work out tend to also make better decisions when it comes to eating, sleeping, screen time, etc).
LIKE A MUSCLE, THE MORE FREQUENTLY YOU EXERCISE A HABIT, THE STRONGER IT BECOMES.
Need proof? Charles Duhigg wrote two books explaining the ripple effect one habit can have on your life. Duhigg coined this phenomena "keystone habits".
Journaling is ALSO proven to:
Integrate new learnings
Detangle thoughts and ideas
Allow inner thinking to become outer events *** DING DING DING - WE HAVE A WINNER
WE WANT TO BE AS EFFICIENT WITH OUR TIME AS POSSIBLE, SO LET'S SUPERCHARGE THIS HABIT.
There are three basic concepts behind Geminii's 'High Vibe Productivity Prompts': honing in on your goals, being mindful of your mindset, and making the most of time.
These prompts allow me to:
Move the needle forward towards my goals DAILY
Help me remain focused and accountable to myself
Understand my emotions and how to manage them throughout the day
Incorporating these prompts into your daily journaling habit will raise your vibration and help you accomplish your dreams - I know because it's worked for me AND my clients!
HOW TO CREATE A DAILY JOURNALING HABIT TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
DON'T JUDGE YOURSELF
The goal isn't to write your memoir (most days my journaling consists of two to three words per prompt), or even to have something to review in the future. Get any and all ideas out of your head to clear up space. Committing to this over time will allow you to process and solidify goals you are working towards.
TACK IT ONTO AN EXISTING DAILY HABIT
Research has shown that one of the best ways to cultivate a new habit is by anchoring it to something basic you already do (such as brushing your teeth, walking the dog, or making a cup of coffee). I personally sit down to journal directly after making my bed every morning.
TRACK IT SOMEWHERE
Just like getting a gold star for doing something right in elementary school, having a visible way to track and admire your progress will help keep you accountable to your new habit. You can do it right in your regular calendar by making a symbol for the days you meet your journaling goal, or you can download a customizable habit tracker to print out.
Put your devices on "do not disturb" mode and sit down to the task at hand. It will take 10 minutes of your day and result in a lifetime of getting what you work towards.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT - DO YOU WANT TO RISK "WINGING IT"?
Small changes help shift your subconscious's focus and perspective - enabling you to become a happier, more productive, and overall successful version of yourself.
If you aren't familiar with journaling, this may seem a bit overwhelming. That is exactly what makes prompts so valuable.
I have done the grunt work for you: a short list of questions to answer each morning to help you quickly and efficiently achieve your dreams.
The prompts cover everything you need to reflect and process so that you can apply your energy where it counts. These prompts are the efficient, easy, and FREE way to be successful every day.
THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING BUSY AND BEING PRODUCTIVE!