Are you aware that journaling can change your life?


You may have noticed Aussie High Jumper Nicola Mc Dermott who won silver at the Olympics journaling in a notebook after each jump. She had her journal wither everywhere including in the stadium and wasn’t fazed by onlookers to stop her from writing.

It might not be common practice for athletes to write between jumps, there is a good reason for it.

Mc Dermott explained in a post-competition interview that “I was giving myself a rating out of 10 for every single jump. By the last time that was my highest, I gave myself 10 out of 10 but I still had work to do” according to news.com


My rating system is objective rather than subjective” she says. “That helps me detach the emotion from it all. It focuses me on action- what I need to do next.”

We all need to set goals reflecting our values and reviewing our achievements. So start asking yourself these questions:

  1. What did I do right?
  2. What can I improve on?
  3. What am I most proud of?
  4. What am I afraid of?
  5. What did I learn?

Journaling can be done by anyone on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly practice and you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to start. Start planning and see how your life can change for the better

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