Journaling is an incredibly healthy habit that seems to be done in some form by basically every successful person.
In this episode we discuss journaling from two very different perspectives. Angie has always had her daily planner going back to at least high school. It has helped to bring focus and structure with to-do lists. It has provided a source of reflection and a guideline to thanksgiving.
On the other hand, Kevin has tried to keep a journal since high school. It has repeatedly proved unsuccessful although it does feel really good during the week or two that it lasts.
In this episode, we discuss the benefits of journaling for life and specifically for running. We cover the sense of accomplishment, the organization, and the ability to look back and recognize patterns and causes of both high and low points.
Angie lists numerous options for what to enter in a journal, while always starting with gratitude.
We cover what type of information you should keep inside of a running log along with the benefits and pitfalls of self-comparison.
Finally, we wrap it up with some thoughts on how to get started. Like any new habit, start small and find a trigger to perform the new task
Most importantly, don’t worry if it doesn’t seem to be going perfect at first. It’s your journal, and it’s for you, so you really can’t mess it up.
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