One of my favorite podcast’s is The Model Health Show. It is all about health and wellness from the brain and body. The host and co-host are lovely together, and they have science geek out from time to time which is also lovely.
I was listening to the latest podcast on the way to yoga this morning, and it was all about journaling.
I am a journaler. Yes, I write on paper in addition to all of the blogging I do here and on my wellness blog.
In this episode, they discussed with their guest (who had recently written a book on journaling) that studies have shown expressive journaling reduced PTSD and signs of depression. Shawn lists the studies and has links for extra content in the show notes.
Toward the end of the show, Shawn mentioned that he used to list all of the ideas he had on paper daily. Good ideas. Bad ideas. It didn’t matter. He just listed them out, so he could get a good look at them.
Well, I thought this idea was wonderful! I just set a timer for 10 minutes, and I have written down 31 ideas from projects (all writing and wellness related – because these are my fields)!
He also added that he asked himself what it would look like to accomplish those ideas and projects. That gave him a good list of actionable steps.
So, I did that too! I picked a project and listed the steps it would take to complete the project or at least get the ball rolling. Minimum viable product.
I feel good about all of this. If you’re feeling stuck, maybe you should try this too.