Don't scoff ... the power of journaling!!
One of the useful articles we reference in the DiA program is an HBR article called ‘Inner Work Life’. In this article, researchers found that the number one driver of a positive inner work life, the key to motivated, engaged, and productive employees, is making progress on meaningful work, even if that progress is a small win.
Recently we came across a video by the author of this article – confirming the value of the lessons learned in the ‘Inner Work Life’ research but also sharing the value of making time to journal / reflective practice. In a recent 99U conference talk, Professor Amabile shared the best way to achieve those small wins and leverage the progress principle - for ourselves - in our daily lives: is to keep a work diary.
Most of us screw up our faces when we are told we should keep a journal! However Professor Amabile suggests these benefits can be realised by making time – even 10 minutes a day – to write down our thoughts.
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