Journaling has become a popular craft hobby recently, with Pinterest full of inspirational bullet journal layouts.
The hobby can be utilised for anything, whether it’s your fitness goals or your daily to do lists, but recently it’s been helping employees within the workplace.
Here’s how the craft trend is helping people succeed:
Journaling really helps keep up motivation. Writing down everyday tasks and setting weekly goals breaks down long term career ambitions into smaller, easily achievable chunks to help keep motivation high. Setting weekly goals also allows for you to look back over how far you have come since starting the journal.
A key skill for reaching goals and ambitions is patience. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and career ambitions can’t be reached within a week. Having a journal allows you to set out time lines for your goals, which enables you to focus on that realistic timeline.
Keep your goals, timelines and strategies all together in one place. Your journal can become your personal guide to reaching your career goals. You can keep it with you all the time and refer to it whenever you need reassuring or need a reminder of what steps you need to take next.
Journaling has always been a mindful hobby, promoting time away from the fast paced lifestyle people live. Having a break from glaring computer, tablet and phone screens is really good for mental health, promoting a balanced lifestyle. Being able to combine this into your work day is a productive method for incorporating mindfulness into your work.