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Just do it! with bullets!

#journallife

Journaling is a great way to self-manage your mental and physical health, improve cognition and boost creativity. It’s also really satisfying. And PositivePsychology came up with 83 Actual Benefits!!

Here are some links to websites that help you figure out the best approach for your needs. There are so many ways to journal. And you don’t have to be a writer. You might just want to make lists. You might like bullet lists. You might prefer calendars. Personally, I keep a daily journal using DayViewer.

I also journal in greater detail by event. For that, I tend to use MicroSoft OneNote. I like OneNote because it automatically updates while you’re adding to it throughout your meeting, event or day. I use OneNote on both PC and Mac. I use it on PC for work and on Mac for other stuff.

Check out Bullet Journal and Journal Buddies. Both very cool. And completely different!

In case you’re overwhelmed by the thought of a journal or intimidated by the thought of writing, good news! You don’t have to produce anything amazing. My journals are made up of phrases and lists and words and curse words and exclamation points and doodles and quotes and, quite often, the word DUH. Although sometimes I type it this way: D.U.H.

More on journaling later. In the meantime, think about yours!

Or at least put journaling on your list!

With bullets!

xoxo, dee

Introverts win the pandemic!!

We did better! Yay for us!

Introverts Rule

I love Introvert, Dear ….the website that praises me daily for being the exact way I am.

Here’s some cool science that explains why INTROVERTS WON THE PANDEMIC!! Woo hoo!

Science April 23, 2021

Introverts Had an Advantage During COVID-19, Study Finds

by Tandice Ghajar Strausbaugh

An introvert in a good mood

Introversion provided a buffer for dealing with a major life stressor, and even allowed people to come through it “better” than before.

In the spring 2020 semester at the University of Vermont, a group of researchers and doctors began a study on nearly 500 first-year college students to obtain data on wellness activities and mental health. Then COVID-19 hit and the campus went remote.

As you might have guessed, the study didn’t go as planned, but what came out of it were some surprising findings about how personality affects resilience and well-being. Every day, the students in the study used a phone app to rate their moods and stress levels, as well as any wellness activities they did (like exercise, mindfulness, and sleep). 

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