Keeping a journal is a fantastic habit to have, you don’t realise the value till you have it and use it.
I jot down the date and notes during the day, each and every day, I’ve been doing it for a number of years now… (probably 6-8 years). I used to use pad and keep that on me, but journals last the time.
Last week I actually finished my second journal for the year, and are now on the third. Yay!
You see it keeps a nice history by day of what you were up to, places for sketches & ideas and is very handy to wind back the clock and see the key takeaways from each meeting (or what you were doing on a specific day).
I’m often referring back to meetings 6, 7 months ago, using my Google Calendar as a reference to check when I met someone.
So grab one today, make it a habit to carry it everywhere with you and jot down pertinent notes, I bet you do it anyway but just aren’t keeping it in a centralised location.
Extra: If you are already using a journal, what’s the best story you have from using it? I’d be keen to hear them.