Journaling can be used for many different purposes. They are a great way to keep your thought all in one place. Whether you are trying to record your daily events or your insights into life for the future generations. They can also be a great way to mark your progress in different areas in life. In your professional life, you could find a lot of uses for keeping a workplace journal. Some may be for yourself and others to help you with your coworkers or employers. A journal is never a bad idea.
Journaling is a great way to keep track of goals and progress. Writing down a goal is always the first step. If you do not have it in writing, it is easy to forget about it when things get complicated. With a journal, you can also record your steps to achieve your goals. This will be an excellent record of all the hard work you have been doing. Even if you do not want to set strict goals, writing down your progress will make your job more worthwhile. After working in the same position for a few years, it is easy to forget all that you have done. As a result, it is easy to start feeling a little defeated. That is why you need to keep a record. When you are feeling down, you can revisit all you have accomplished.
Journaling can help increase your productivity in the workplace. What is the first thing we want to do when we have a little downtime? Typically, we are going to start scrolling on our phones. And when that starts, there is no knowing when it will end. Doing a little work time journaling instead will stop you from that. It will give you a little break from staring at the screen and keep you from locking in on another one. Cathy Malchlodl wrote an article about her studies in Psychology on the connection between memory and journaling or doodling. She found that daily doodling and journaling will keep your mind sharp. Increasing your memory will benefit you professionally and personally as well. As you age, you will thank yourself for helping keep your memory skills strong.
Another thing that could be beneficial is keeping track of any issues in your workday. While we hope that there will never be any issues at work, it is always good to be prepared if it does happen. When something crosses your desk that doesn’t look right or mistakes occur, jot them down. The last thing you want is to be blamed for something you did not do. Having a record is a great way to watch your own back. While we would hope that everyone would own their mistakes, that is not always the case. With a work journal, you will record the day’s activities to help you remember.
Start your journaling journey and never look back. The benefits will astound you.