One of the best aspects of running your own business is the freedom to plan your day the way you want. Without a boss and a fixed schedule, you set your own goals and decide when and where to work. If you struggle to stay organized, you will quickly find yourself working too many hours and likely end up on the road to burnout.
An ideal method for creating structure is to fit journaling into your daily schedule. Journaling is not a mere internet fad. It is an invaluable tool that every entrepreneur should use to organize day-to-day tasks and short-term and long-term goals.
Whether you use a physical notebook or a digital tool, you will still be able to reap the benefits of this efficient practice.
Improve Organization and Productivity
When you write goals down rather than trying to juggle them in your head, they will be easier to remember. It will allow you to organize your thoughts to create the optimal plan for achieving your goals.
Writing down your goals is an excellent way to organize and break them down into small, actionable steps. Especially in the beginning, little daily habits will help you accomplish more than a demanding, unrealistic plan that leaves you feeling stressed and overworked. If you perform an easy task for even just a few minutes each day, you can build a daily habit that will immensely boost your productivity in the long run.
Gain a Clearer Perspective
If you are like most people, you see goals and milestones written down provides clarity that you cannot reach through just mulling things over in your head.
Journaling will give you a clear visual of your business plan and make it much easier to see where you may have to adjust your goals. A clearly outlined schedule will help you stay focused even on days you feel tired or swamped with work, as you will not have to waste time agonizing over what to start on first.
Besides, the therapeutic effects of writing can help you relax by reducing your anxiety and stress levels on difficult days.
Try Bullet Journaling
One of the least complicated forms of journaling is also one of the most effective. The power of bullet journaling lies in its simplicity. Brief, concise notes are far less overwhelming than extensive descriptions of a task or goal. Without the pressure of complicated details, your mind will be freer, enabling new ideas and creativity to flow without obstruction.
This popular version of journaling also makes it easy to cross out tasks you have completed, providing an extra sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
There are few drawbacks to starting a daily journaling practice to boost your overall productivity. Organizing your workdays will not only remove the unneeded stress of struggling to decide what task to tackle first, but it will also enable you to achieve more while working fewer hours.
My New Journal Class
If you are more curious about how journaling can change your life, join my journaling class on February 28th at 2 p.m. We will talk about how to get started, WHY you should get started, and how easy it is to create a new life-changing habit. Be sure to follow me on Facebook to get notifications about my class https://www.facebook.com/lawannagparker or go directly to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/journaling-to-help-you-reduce-stress-and-reach-your-goals-faster-tickets-141650595745 to register for free.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.