But what's also missing is the learning and growing process that writing promotes and actually creates. If you journal, you know this to be the case.
Keeping a journal helps you think through a problem, analyze a thought or idea in depth. Often, new ideas emerge. You see things in a new way.
Three keys for an effective journal:
- Purposeful - attempt to understand or synthesize what you are learning. You might read an interesting article and choose to write your own take on the same topic.
- Regular - your skills and ability to analyze issues and ideas grow with practice. You get better over time, so try for once a week or even daily if you can make it a priority.
- Uninterrupted - You need time to be quiet and alone with your thoughts so that you can focus on the subject. I like to use a notebook and pen, but you may prefer to type out your thoughts on a laptop.
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