Want to stoke your creativity, work out challenges in your small business, and capture great ideas? Journaling daily is the powerful habit you should acquire. It allows you to capture and explore ideas, and gives you a place to work out personal and business issues on paper. A journaling habit also gives you a written history of your progress, so you can celebrate your successes.
Most people wake up and immediately check their phone or email. However, Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning, wakes up and immediately writes in his journal for 30 minutes. While he’s been sleeping, his subconscious mind has been brewing, scheming, problem-solving, and learning. So, when Waitzkin wakes up, he rushes to a quiet place for a period of intellectual and creative flow.
But your journaling doesn’t have to take place first-thing in the morning -- and it doesn’t have to take 30 minutes. You can journal whenever it works for your schedule, so long as you get your thoughts on paper to provide clarity and peace of mind. As a business owner, you’re a creator-;and creators often have inspired bursts. Capture those in your journal and use them for your business.