If you haven’t already, find notepad, journal, folder of sticky notes – you get the idea – and write down your reflections on the first three days of action. You can set up an electronic document if you prefer typing to writing, but we highly recommend hand-writing.
Let us know any additional suggestions you have for journal topics, or share your reflections with us in the comments section of Day 4’s post at www.30dod.com.
Today is all about reflection, specifically through the process of journaling. (Find out why both are so important by watching Daniel Rubin’s TEDx talk about the Power of Rest and Reflection.)
Our world is increasingly bombarding us with distractions – social media, news, every type of alert signal from our cell phones, social plans on top of work commitments on top of social plans. Building time into your schedule for distraction-free thought is very important if you want to be successful in your business endeavors.
For most of 2017, I (Casey) have been leaving my cellphone in my living room before getting ready for bed and not checking it until I’ve completed my morning routine. (We’ll get into more details about routines later in the 30 Days). And I’ve built at least ten minutes of journaling into my morning routine.
This has had significantly positive results. I feel more clear and intentional throughout the rest of the day if I start by thinking about recent events and my goals for the day ahead. Of course, if you’re not a crazy morning person like me, this may not suit you. But I do strongly encourage you to journal several times per week, especially during the remaining portion of these 30 Days.
If you don’t take my word for it, check out Leo Babauta’s post on Zen Habits about journaling every day.
Some topics that I journal about:
Some topics I encourage you to write about (in addition to the above):