3 Ways Journaling Can Be Valuable for Your Thinking

Routine is nice, but routine can make me too settled in my thinking at times. I am a linear thinker and I enjoy processes. I appreciate practices that help move me to successful thinking or profitable action.

I like systems that work once and then keep working thereafter.

But I never want my thinking to go stale. Regardless of your vocation, stale thinking does not promote God-glorifying action. I believe that is one reason that God gave us creativity – to push the fences of typical thinking to new possibilities and fresh outcomes.

What If Your View of Productivity Is Wrong?

I admit, I love life-hacks. If you have not heard of the term, the Urban Dictionary defines it as “a tool or technique that makes some aspect of one’s life easier or more efficient.” I am motivated reading how people use ideas, apps, or programs that can potentially help me attack my day more efficiently or more effectively – in other words, providing me with a little bit extra margin in my life.

Yet, for all the efficiencies, my available margin in life, if drawn as a graph, can look like a downward-sloping line.