“I write in a journal daily. This extraordinary ritual has revolutionized my mindset, transformed my heart set, and generally influenced my life exponentially.”  Robin S. Sharma, J.D.

In a previous newsletter, I wrote about the importance of keystone habits to a successful life. According to Benjamin Hardy, author of Willpower Doesn’t Work, the best keystone habit is journaling. As someone who journals, I can personally confirm how it has made a huge difference in my life.

Hardy identifies several important outcomes from the practice of journaling:

  • Optimizes your creative potential
  • Accelerates your ability to manifest your goals
  • Creates a springboard for daily recovery
  • Generates clarity and congruence
  • Increases your gratitude

Hardy writes:

“Gratitude journaling is a scientifically proven way to overcome several psychological challenges. The benefits are seemingly endless.”   Hardy writes that gratitude journaling will make you happier and healthier. It will boost your career, strengthen your emotions, improve your sleep, increase your energy levels, help you relax and increase your productivity and goal achievement. Wow! Count me in.

Keystone habits affect multiple areas of your life. Journaling is such a habit. But, who has time to write in a journal? Life is already too busy.  True. But, journaling can be defined as writing three sentences in a time period of 60 seconds.

Can you carve out one minute each day for a habit that is going to change in a positive way many segments of your life? Very few activities in our life offer the benefits of this keystone habit.

Today, I will invest one minute

I will write.

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