Currently, I am working on a course; it is about the strategy to increase productivity. The idea of this course is to develop your daily productivity to a new level with primary journal keeping.
Yes true, you heard it right. Writing is a powerful act, and I see some people don’t understand it clearly yet. With a daily journal you can make real changes in life that might seem harsh on the surface, but it’s possible because I did that and I still do it.
There are few habits and urge we have in everyday life that create problems, and we think that it’s hard to change, but what I find out is by keeping a journal you can rapidly boost up the process.
The application is simple to apply in your daily routine, and it won’t take too much of your time. One more thing when you keep a private journal or a part-time inspiring journal you won’t need to think about the words.
Just following the writing is all enough. The word can be varied from 150-200 as you wish. Lengthy post creates problems; it drives away participant’s energy.
However, I would like to mention that, your frequency would be appreciable if you can keep it on an everyday basis.
Application: Productive Journal Vs Standard Journal
An additional point, just keep it in mind that it’s a productivity journal. A Productivity journal is different from the regular journal. The daily journal can have your daily thoughts, but the productive journal would be your part of the daily routine (Completed task).
Let me explain it a little bit apparently; recently I had written an article on how to keep a to-do-list, where I discuss the issue about our daily task. How much work an average working person should need to add to in his list on a single day.
I mention it about one to three tasks a day, where one would be appreciable. In our journal we will keep those work or we will discuss that.
The top priority work of the day will hit the list and also go into running your Productivity Journal.
Theory of Slow Work
Most of my articles and life ideas work around the slow work process which I appreciate the most. In the journal, it will be applicable too.
- One task a day will get the space.
- One topic will be discussed
So through this way, your main focus of the day will be one work-centric where your target will be completed at least one work a day that you are proud of and also could get a space in the journal to discuss.
Yale’s study on gratitude journal says that keeping a journal for gratitude can boost your productivity. In our case, we are doing the same as we are picking up one work a day that we are happy about and also able to accomplish in that day.
Factor of Inspiration
Any good habit is hard to keep if you don’t follow an inspirational path that can provide you the food for continuing.
Your accomplishment and your journal will do that. Bad days come for everyone our journal will support us into that day.
Second Stage Ritual
In some cases I found that writing at the night becomes hard for some people, as we become tired at that time, so in my case, I try to do it in the second stage. Let me explain what the second stage is; it is a period; a fixed time frame for your journaling.
However, before you go to do that in the first stage try to focus and breath and let the tiredness go out, it’s simple, hardly take a few minutes, but it adds value to the progress of your journal.
Here is what you need to keep in mind for a productivity journal
- Form a new habit of Productivity Journal
- Maintain the difference between a standard journal and a productive journal
- Slow down your daily task process
- Take the inspirations from your work
- Breathe before your writing
Habit formation is an art, and it is hard also but at the end of the day it paid off. Now grab a pen and paper, write down the pick points.
Leave your thoughts in the comment section and let me know whether it is effective for you or not. Your comments will help me to get this task in the second stage.