In this episode, Tom talks about journaling as a very useful method for looking after ourselves, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.


  • Journaling is a very useful method for looking after ourselves emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
  • Journaling is writing your thoughts down on paper.
  • Journaling helps gain clarity of thinking.
  • Simple headings you can use to start your journal. 
    • I will let go of…
    • I am grateful for…
    • I will focus on…
  • Free form writing is another useful method to writing your journal.
  • Journaling helps keep us sane.
  • Spending too much time in your head is not useful. Get things out of your head by writing a journal.
  • There are many ways and styles of writing a journal. It’s all about just doing it!
  • Journaling helps maintain our emotional, mental, and spiritual state together.
  • Mind mapping and drawing images are two other techniques to start a journal.
  • As leaders, we need to ensure that we are keeping ourselves in a good space so that we can effectively lead our followers, our families, and our communities.
  • Putting together a podcast is a great way of not just sharing your thoughts but also articulating those in a way that gives insights.

Today’s Take-away

  • Have you tried journaling? How did you find it? If you haven’t, try it.
  • What journaling method do you find useful for you?

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