Writing is something beautiful. We are all here because we like to write and read. If you can read this text, then you can write also. And I agree, those that read a lot, they can be as much good as in writing, it just broadens your perspective.
Writing isn’t only books, lectures, plans and programs for school, but it can be literally everything. Have you heard about saying: “With a good plan you are half way there.” And I agree to that, totally and utterly. Why? Because writing a plan, putting thoughts on your paper helps you see what direction you should be headed.
Benefits of writing:
Relieves mental stress
Makes you a better writer
Helps in deep and critical thinking
This it the list of 10 benefits that I found HERE (through this link) and I totally agreed in what they said about writing. I live all those benefits and still reap from them.
This is how you can keep your journal organized:
On the picture you see that the paragraphs and different things that I was writing about different colors. That is how you separate visually one thing from another.
Here are also few pin points about what should you be doing in your journal:
Always put date and time beside the title
Use different color pen for writing different things
Write just about anythings and everything
Use one journal for all the stuff; to-do lists, upcoming events etc….
Write quotes that you heard that day in a bigger paragraph so you can easily see and remind yourself afterwards
I think that is it?!
What are some of your ideas and suggestions for journal like this? Which one of the ideas you liked the most?
And hey, I can’t forget my Youtube video about taking notes this I filmed year ago. It might be of better and bigger help for you. Here it is:
Putting your thoughts on paper, planning your projects, regularly writing down your goals in life can get you more done, it is like self-discovery. You are going to discover about yourself so much more. And after some years you can go back to that journal and see what was you were thinking that year, you can track your progress.
I wish you all the best in journaling. I hope this post helped you to start something new and to be more creative, productive and have full vision for yourself and your life.
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Time is so precious! Do you understand why? Because you are never going to be able to take your spent time back. It is gone! Scary thing, right?
Scary thing is, that the moment we are born, we are getting older. Isn’t that the scariest?! But it’s true! So it matters how you spend your time.
The funny fact is, that you and me cannot manage time, but ourselves. What matters is = what we are doing now. So learn how to manage you, now!
I think you need to want to be productive, you need to want to get things done, work towards something, because if time doesn”t have any meaning to you, you are just going to be lazy, look for excuses, and you are going to end up nowhere.
Good question that you can ask yourself is: “What is it that I am doing right now, and how is that important, or not important to me?”
The Most Effective Way To Schedule a Day and Get Things Done
What i like to do, is set block of times every day. So let”s say, I woke up at 6AM, and I am going to get ready for the day until 8AM. So 2 hours time to get ready for the day.
In this 2 hours chunk of time, I am going to do all the possible things to get myself ready for the day, no matter what.
I will do my yoga, meditation, journaling, shower, breakfast, make-up, dressing up, priming for the day…
If you want do know more about what priming is, watch my Youtube video below:
Now, what you can do, is jump on the most important or urgent thing or task first. That can be anything. Going for the grocery shopping, bring your kids to the school, answer emails…
When you get this done, now you can jump on one of the other projects for two more hours, then stop. Now again, is it a lunch time and you are hungry? Then eat! Do some stretch! Do whatever has to be done urgent, and only after that, jump on the same project, or a new one, for 2 more hours, and do that until the evening, when is time to go to sleep. I really hope you get the point.
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” — Stephen R. Covey
Below is a-a-amazing video on youtube about how successful people manage their time. What didn”t surprise me at all, is that most successful people don”t do their to do lists, but rather, they work from calendar, they work on the things that are most urgent.
So if you do a To-do list, and if you feel overwhelmed or stressful, just stop creating one, because that is a sign that you should stop.
Rather, create a day like blocks of time. How to do that, read again paragraph just above the title called: “The most effective way to schedule a day and get things done”.
Let”s say you do a To-do list. You do the list either early in the morning upon waking up, or the day before, in the evening. You would put the things that has to be first done, then the second, then the third thing, and so on.
How many times you found yourself stressed out, because for example, the second thing that you scheduled all of a sudden is not that urgent, but rather something else showed up. I believe you would find yourself confused.
“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” – Anonymous
I was one of them – confused people. Putting on my To-do list washing laundry, doing nails, taking shower. That is such a waste of energy and time. Like before you are going to leave the house, of course you will wash your face. 😀
Now when I wake up, I do the things around the business task. If I decided the first business that I am going to do is create a youtube video, I will naturally do all the things that has to be done in order to deliver an amazing video such as showering, doing my make-up, nails, etc. I hope you get the point!
Have you ever heard a clock ticking off, and had that feeling of time running away, the time slipping? It is very scary thing! At least for me.
Do you like the quote above, about not spending your time, but rather investing? This is so smart. Why? Because you wanna go through life and do something meaningful, you don”t wanna spend your time, just for the sake of spending it. You want to invest in your time wisely and do some meaningful stuff.
Read this description below ↓ about the time management. Source.
What is time management?
Time management is the coordination of tasks and activities to maximize the effectiveness of an individual’s efforts. Essentially, time management is enabling people to get more and better work done in less time.
How do you spend your days? Are you mindlessly scrolling Facebook and Instagram, or are you doing something that will better your future. What is it that is on your mind day to day basis?
I was talking with my work colleague yesterday, about how do we spend our days before work, what we do, and how long do we sleep.
She asked me, like how do I do all this things before work? How do I have time to cook, work on my laptop, time to meditate 15 minutes, do my yoga stretches half and hour, call my mother? And all that before 1AM.
Because these are the things that I value! These are the things that are important to me! And this is me. Scrolling mindlessly through Social Media accounts is not me, and that is exactly why I don”t do these things.
Me is working on my businesses, me is working to better my future. That is me!
Really, what you do right now, that is you. I am not saying that this is going to stay like that forever, but we are all in our point in lives when we feel like doing some things, and yet another, we don”t feel like doing. And that is ok!
So, if you don”t like where you are in life right now, know that you can change, literally in another minute you can become somebody completely different. And that is beauty of life. We have a choice!