Writing is focusing on yourself, making you more objective and more self-aware

Writing sets the focus on yourself

Writing every day for 365 days, I’ve learned that writing is about you.

When you write about anything, you’re switching the focus on yourself.

If you write your journal, you are more intentionally dedicating time to reflect on your thoughts and actions.

Periodic retrospectives of your journal will help you discover and uncover actual trends and behavior that were not explicit.

By recording your thoughts and what was happening around you, you can take a more objective snapshot of your person. How are you responding to the different scenarios laid out by life? Who is affecting your mood? How do you react to debating and arguing? What is the thing you could have done better? What’s your latest personal victory?

By tracking your mood daily, and your sleep, for instance, you can see in an astonishingly clear way the relation between the two. You will have a different consideration of your resting time. 

You will plan your sleep better because it affects your overall energy and capability to be focused and productive.

Knowing is the first step in deciding to take action and changing yourself.

Writing is focusing on yourself, making you more objective and more self-aware. It’s the first step to your personal development.

Writing is focusing on yourself, making you more objective and more self-aware
Writing is focusing on yourself, making you more objective and more self-aware

This is Essay 10 of 30 in the my challenge One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days

  1. The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
  2. Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
  3. Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
  4. Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
  5. Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
  6. Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
  7. Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
  8. Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
  9. Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
  10. Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
  11. Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
  12. Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
  13. Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
  14. Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
  15. Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
  16. Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
  17. Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
  18. Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
  19. Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
  20. Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
  21. Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
  22. Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
  23. Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
  24. Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
  25. Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
  26. Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
  27. Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
  28. If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
  29. Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
  30. The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)

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