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Keeping a Daily Journal Can Give You Tremendous Power

What you're grateful for

Writing down the 5 things you're most grateful for every day has tremendous power on the level of your overall happiness.

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Keeping a Daily Journal Can Give You Tremendous Power

Keeping a Daily Journal Can Give You Tremendous Power

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“A life worth living is a life worth recording.”

“A life worth living is a life worth recording.”

What you're grateful for

Writing down the 5 things you're most grateful for every day has tremendous power on the level of your overall happiness.

Keep track of your goals

Writing down your goals and tracking the action steps that are being taken towards them is a great way to identify areas of growth so more can be done to maintain consistent progress, even on a bad day.

The lessons learned

Jot down key lessons learned throughout the day or notes from a book you are currently reading.

Being able to write down what you learned means reinforcing the concept. 

Monitor your health

Writing down the results you are seeing, your workout of the day, or how you felt before and after the workout is setting you up for optimal health because you are making it a priority.

A boost in motivation

When you go back and look at what you wrote down in your journal, you will be able to see progress, a lesson or a quote that inspires you to move faster and work harder.

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Spaced repetition

Spacing out the repetition, rather than cramming it into one session, is more effective. To use this learning technique:

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Take time for reflection

In addition to solidifying what we’ve already learned, reflection also helps spark new ideas. And it usually happens when you're not working.

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