I encourage people I work with to journalize. In a fast paced world, we often don’t have time to contemplate in a reflective manner how our life is going. Intentionally setting aside the time daily to jot down our thoughts can be the first step in recapturing valuable personal time. Many of us hurtle from one life event to another from the time we rise until it is time to collapse into bed. It is not an emotionally intelligent approach, but one which seems necessary. Keeping a journal can help give us perspective on patterns in our life – both good and bad. Really seeing these patterns is the pre-requisite to changing what we want to change.
I’ve discovered a great little program called FocusWriter which is a simple and elegant word processing program for those of us who have given up on jotting. Give it a look and a try and let me know what you think.