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Write It Down: Why Pen & Paper Helps Us Stick To Our Goals

As I’ve mentioned with my printables, writing things down has really been a great way to decipher my inner most thoughts. I’ve never ever been a journal type of lady, I did try bullet journalling … for about 1 month — but worksheets and mind maps really has been the key for unlocking my why, turning around negative thoughts and understand the ebb & flow of my mental and physical health.

When we use our hands, pen and paper to write something down, it is a commitment to listening and processing ourselves on something tangible.

We all learn differently – some people are visual learners (YouTube could be your best friend here!), auditory learners (podcasts), reading & writing (worksheets, books) and kinesthetic learners need to physically do the work to learn.  Maybe we’re a mix of all, and we definately can change how we learn over time — but for those who are readers & writers, using a worksheet as a guide can be the key to motivating you and push you to learn more about yourself.

Handwriting is a great way to remember things more effectively – whether we have the best memory ever, or need more help – writing it down is like saying something twice. That is, if you’re mindful about it! In the first instance, you are listening to your thoughts and then you are writing those thoughts down – so you’re doubling up on the flow of words from your mind!

When we use our hands, pen and paper to write something down, it is a commitment to listening and processing ourselves on something tangible. I absolutely find it more beneficial to use pen and paper, than typing on my laptop or using my phone. Writing has an old school vibe about it, where we’re able to slow down and be mindful about every word we write as if it was precious, because it is.

It is a note to ourselves, that we hear ourselves and this is the truth and what we really think inside, living on the outside now. If you can reach that flow state, and write and write and write – it will set you free! And this is why I 100% recommend getting that blank journal book out and just start writing.

My Self Discovery worksheets are printable and yours to write all over – to get to know who YOU are today. They are questions and templates straight from my journal (but in a nicer design of course) that I wanted people to use, to figure out what’s going in that big old brain of yours.

Let me know if you’ve used any of my worksheets and tell me what kind of learner you are below!

 

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