Three Journaling Systems to Boost Creativity and Productivity
How to journal effectively
One of the things I love about the start of a new year is beginning a new journal. Journaling is one of my favorite systems for helping me stay accountable and motivated as I work on my goals, tracking my progress on different projects, and inspiring my creativity. In today’s post, I’m sharing the three journaling methods I’m planning on following this year.
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1. The Productivity Journal
The first journal I call my productivity journal. This is the one that helps me to stay on top of all of my different projects. As a writer, I’m working on my own fiction and nonfiction projects. I also make resources for writers: videos on my YouTube channel and blog posts on my website. Additionally, I work freelance as a copywriter and social media manager for a marketing agency so I have many different projects that I’m working on for clients.
This journal helps me to stay organized, to track the progress of what I’m working on each day, and also to figure out what times of day I am most productive so I can plan out my day accordingly.
I was actually inspired to keep this journal by Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule. It appears in his autobiography, and I wrote a blog post all about it:
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