Here are 4 perspectives covering the complete 360 degrees:
East – List 3 things now arising (ideas, urges, callings, opportunities) in you life.
West – List 3 things now ending (completions, letting go, forgiveness).
North – List 3 things that stabilize and guide you (routines, maintenance).
South – List 3 things that evoke spontaneity, creativity and spirituality.
Then I ask myself “Is there anything else of importance I should write down?” Our minds naturally create fixed pattern thinking. We can get stuck too easily in our robotic reactions. This journal writing tool will give you new perspectives. Try it out and let us know how it works for you by commenting below.
Want to quadruple your memory? Write down what you’re learning so you activate more of your senses.
If we only hear information, within a day or two we typically recall 10% to 20% of what we heard. If we write it down, we can double our recall from 20% to 40% because we can now see it.
Writing is also kinesthetic so we absorb more through motion. And some of us subvocalize what we write, so we hear the information again.
Then if we review what we’ve written, we can double our memory again from 40% to 80% because we anchor the material from different perspectives at another time. Remember the three key steps to learning: recall, write, review. Find out more with our Journal Writing E-books with 50 Tools.
At least once per month step back and look at the bigger picture. Put your whole life into perspective. Look deeper at what is going on. Listen for inner guidance and inspiration. You can start with a blank page or add your insights on to last month’s ‘Monthly Review Page’. First write down what is important to you and what is working or not working in your life. Then ask yourself our ‘Monthly Questions’. Find a quiet space to journal and protect a few hours of time.
Check out our ‘Monthly Review Questions‘ that focus on balance, personal and spiritual development, strategic goals and rejuvenation. Look at the larger perspective of your weeks and months instead of the reactive minutes of each day.
Smart questions are powerful. If you want to understand why questions work, check out this link.