Traditional journaling is one of those habits that seems to be fading with time as more and more people use modern technology to jot down their thoughts via all sorts of electronic medium. And we certainly get that, we sometimes do it that way too.
But there’s still a great argument to be made for putting pen to paper, to sitting in a quiet room and just expressing your thoughts in a traditional journal. It has great therapeutic benefits and is a wonderful way to record your thoughts for future retrospection.
Many people worry that what they write will be viewed by others in the future, which we admit is a valid concern. But this is rarely going to happen, and even if it does, it’s basically just like viewing your thoughts at a certain moment in time.
We think keeping a journal has all sorts of positive benefits, as does our CEO and Founder Dustin Oldfather. Click on the video below to hear Dustin’s thoughts on this rapidly disappearing form of expression, then keep reading for much more on the positive aspects of keeping a personal journal.
As Dustin mentioned in the video above, journaling is a great way to get all of the thoughts down on a piece of paper. This may be so you can refer to it in the future, or it may simply be a way to express yourself and ease some of the tensions of the day.
Life can become very stressful if we don’t have a way to channel some of our emotions in a positive manner. We believe journaling can be this outlet and can be an extremely productive method for keeping yourself organized and focused on whatever it is that you need to do on a daily basis.
Journaling also can help in a big way to keep you organized. Memory experts claim that writing things down on a piece of paper can actually help you to remember things better, and we certainly agree with that hypothesis.
As it pertains to the real estate business, we encourage our agents to keep a small journal in order to document their journeys and experiences with clients. In our industry, it’s extremely important to listen to our clients’ needs and act accordingly. Keeping a journal allows us to refer back to our notes and take care of our clients in a more productive and effective way.
It’s a vital and important method of establishing successful relationships moving forward. You can keep track of facts, figures, comments and anything else that is important to your client. And that can be priceless as you move forward toward a successful closing.
That’s for business, but we also highly recommend keeping a journal for personal thoughts and affirmations. This can also be extremely therapeutic and can be a great way to unwind at the end of a long day.
Try it, you may just like it! There’s a tremendous upside and not much of a downside at all, right?
If you’re interested in keeping a journal, Dustin’s personal recommendations are to check out Aspinal of London and Jenni Bick Custom Journals. Both companies offer top quality leather backed journals and can even be personalized if you so desire.
But whatever you choose, we encourage you to start journaling today. You might be surprised at how you feel after penning your thoughts on a piece of paper at the end of each day.
We highly recommend keeping an open mind and simply giving it a try.