A personal journal is an ideal environment in which to become. It is a perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, expand, remember, and dream.
–Brad Wilcox

If you’ve been through the Leadership Journey program you know that we encourage journaling. Is it an art? No. It’s simply a place to record your thoughts, your goals, and even your disappointments.

Studies report that journaling can actually improve your health by reducing stress and negative energy. Interesting!

Getting started can be as simple as writing one sentence. Some ideas are:

  • Capture the behaviors that made your day successful.
  • What made you feel good?
  • What did you accomplish?
  • Where did you add value?
  • Were there any innovative solutions?
  • Did you inspire anyone?
  • Did you learn anything new?

You can also write about things that didn’t go as well as you would have liked. Capture:

  • What was the situation?
  • Why do you think it went “south”?
  • What have you learned from it?
  • What could you change?

You can also write about personal and professional goals.

  • What’s your dream job?
  • Is there a place you’d like to travel to? Write about it!

You can even just doodle or draw pictures. The idea is that you record and explore your emotions. It’s a place where you can get creative, dream, plot and plan, and release negative thoughts or ill feelings.

Give it a try!

Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.
— Robin Sharma