Motivational Monday: Why You Should Write Things Down

Growing up, I’ve always been scatterbrained. I always had a million thoughts, ideas, and plans floating around in my head. Most of the time, I would forget them. Important tasks I had to get done were left unfinished, and many great song lyrics were lost. 

Over time I began to realize the importance of writing things down, but I still never did it. I was stubborn. I knew it would help, but I was lazy, and didn’t want to be bothered turning a light on at one in the morning when a good thought popped into my head. 

Only recently had I discovered just how crucial it is to write things down. There are absolutely no downsides, I promise! While it may mean you have to take a few seconds to take your mind off something else, you’ll be glad you did. 

I try to write down everything. And I mean to-do’s, shopping lists, important dates, quotes or lyrics I come up with, blog ideas, and daily routines or what I achieved that day. While it may seem like a lot, writing things down has only benefitted me. 

I mean think about it, what have you got to lose? When you write things down, you ensure that they won’t be forgotten. You can come back to them, edit them, fix them, because now they’re a physical thing. Keeping everything in your head just makes your thoughts jumbled, and if you’re anything like me, you like your sleep at night. 

Having things like a Passion Planner are extremely helpful, too. You can customize them anyway you want, and write whatever your heart desires in it. (I’ve had my eye on one for a while, maybe Christmas?)

Find a method that works for you. Some people like writing things in bullets, some like mind mapping, others just scribble on a piece of scrap paper. I personally tend to use my white board, so that it’s easy to change and I can color code things in order of importance. Whichever method works for you, go for it! 

Also, writing things down, such as your daily to-do’s, will hold you accountable. Seeing a physical list of the things you have to get done will

The sky’s the limit when it comes to finding a method that works for you. You just have to mess around and get creative. Writing things down has made a huge impact on my life. Has it changed yours? What’s your method? Let me know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Motivational Monday: Why You Should Write Things Down

  1. You should see my notebooks! I am old school and I have a notebook for everything. I once trusted my iphone to record a lot but it took one update that wiped out my information and I make sure everything is written in one of my notebooks! I agree- writing things down is incredibly important. I even write a lot of my story ideas etc.. into notebooks before I even sit at the computer. It helps me keep track of my work.

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  2. I am a total tech-lover when it comes to writing (every)thing down! Google sheets has my food and shopping list for the week, my calendar is where I keep track of bills and spending habits in addition to my events, and I’ll even use Google Docs to create a list of questions to share with my fiance about important dates coming up.

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  3. I’m the same way! My mind constantly buzzing with random things. I use my phone and the Google app ‘keep’ to write down everything and I can get it anywhere as long as I have internet. Just the process of writing down has Gave me more ideas and keeps my mind free and myself busy.

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