For me, I tend to remember things better when I write them down than when I mentally take note of them. Being able to look back at your accomplishments is way more satisfying and can be exactly the thing you need to get back on track.
Writing down a simple achievement, like cleaning your bathroom, each day may seem silly and is hardly world changing but if it makes you feel productive then it’s worth jotting down. As important it is to celebrate the big things, it’s also as important to celebrate the small ones.
If there is something you aspire to then tracking your journey to reach that end goal is the best way to ensure you work hard and don’t slack.
Work out the challenges
Writing down the problems you face can be the best way of working out how to overcome them, it allows you time to think, process and create a solution. When you can look back at past challenges you’ve overcame, it lets you see that you are in control and you can transcend this temporary setback, especially because you have written evidence.
Mark the date
Giving yourself a specific time frame for certain goals can really help you to prioritize, be realistic and push yourself to achieve what you set out to do.
Do you utilize a notebook? Do you find it makes you more productive?