This entry was written by Ruth Folit and Published on Jul 24, 2009
I was recently talking with Kay Adams, the author of Journal To The Self and the director of The Center for Journal Therapy. She had a wonderful analogy about journal writing that will make total sense to anyone who uses a computer. When she writes in her journal she feels like she’s defragging her hard drive–cleaning up, re-organizing, dumping the clutter, and clearing her brain.
After defragging your computer, the computer runs more efficiently and productively. Performance is better. There’s more open space.
So, if you’ve been through a busy, overloaded day/week/month where your brain is in a state of overload take even 10 minutes to write in your journal and defrag your brain! You’ll ultimately be more productive, perform better, and have a feeling of spaciousness.
Run, don’t walk, to your journal and start writing!