It serves as a tool for identifying what you should prioritize on a daily basis, and what you should let go of. And it also gives you a record of the progress you’ve made toward your goals to keep you motivated.
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The key to learning is to stop passively consuming information and start actively engaging with the ideas we encounter.
One effective way researchers have found to reinforce learning is through reflective writing: It promotes the brain’s attentive focus, boosts long-term memory, illuminates patterns and gives the brain time for reflection.
Writing about our personal values can make us feel loving, powerful, connected and in control while increasing our sense of power and empathy. It also makes us connect them with the events in our lives, helping reveal the deeper meanings and underlying reasons behind those events.
Matching your day-to-day actions with your deepest personal values improves our ability to deal with stress.
There is something about knowing that your day will be recorded that makes you want to make at least one good choice before the sun sets.