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Awareness in Business With a Diary

Awareness in Business With a Diary

Is keeping a diary really good for business? According to the Harvard Business Review, the answer appears to be yes. Awareness can equal productivity in business.

According to a recent study, workers felt increased levels of focus, patience, planning, and personal growth as a result of being asked to keep a daily diary while working on a difficult project. The article stops short of suggesting why the journaling was so helpful to these employees. Perhaps more research is needed. But my guess is that it has something to do with awareness and reflection.

Awareness is something we rarely talk about. It is the act of focusing on what we are focusing on. In general, we suffer from a lack of this in the fast-paced culture in which we live.

At any given moment there are thousands of things vying for our attention. Most of us can pull a supercomputer out of our pockets and instantly see what hundreds of our “friends” are up to, all over the country, in a matter of seconds.

Information can be great. It can also be overwhelming. Picking up a pen and paper forces us to slow down and focus our awareness inward. Journaling helps us sift through the noise and focus on what really matters.

Furthermore, research shows that as we grow in our ability to focus our awareness inward (a process known as reflection), we can experience less stress and anxiety.

Which version of yourself do you prefer at work? A stressed out and anxious you, or a focused and patient you?

Written By: Eric McClerren, LAPC

Mother’s Day When You’ve Lost Your Mom

Mother’s Day When You’ve Lost Your Mom

Losing a loved one is always an incredibly painful experience. It’s not uncommon that even months or years after a loved one has died that you periodically experience grief as though it happened only last week. Often, anniversaries and holidays, like Mother’s Day, are some of the most difficult times for those who have lost…

Grief That Doesn’t Fit In: Part 2

Grief That Doesn’t Fit In: Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we took a look at disenfranchised grief. Disenfranchised grief is the category that covers grief that doesn’t have a socially accepted place to be recognized or expressed. Basically, it is the “ugly duckling” grief that people feel they have to hide because others won’t understand it, will dismiss it…

Motivation Through the End of the Year

Motivation Through the End of the Year

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, you and your kids may start to look forward to summer and lose motivation to keep focused on schoolwork and the routine of day-to-day life. Here are a few tips to get your family through the home stretch! Make time to blow off steam. The…

Confessions of a Change Junkie

Confessions of a Change Junkie

I am a self-confessed change junkie. I am much happier in the chaos of transition than with the constancy of the status quo. From the color on the walls to something ‘new’ on the grocery store shelf, I crave novelty, diversity, and movement. Over the years, this trait has become a consistent tool for helping…

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