Even the stoniest of hearts is inspired by a good personal story—one where the main character succeeds in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. However, a story doesn’t have to be marked by dramatic twists and turns to be inspiring—the stories of everyday people can inspire as well. In fact, a study recently discussed in the New York Times showed that writing your own story will not only help you to improve your habits, it may also make you happier.
Writing your story helps you to adjust your perspective, find solutions to challenges that may be troubling you and make changes to your behavior, habits or routines that can help you thrive. Here’s how to create a writing habit:
1. Schedule writing into your day. It’s not necessary to spend the whole morning writing; instead, set aside 15 minutes at some point during your day and put pen to paper. Write about current challenges or tell a story from the past. Use Referral Maker® real estate CRM to help you include writing in your day.
2. Be consistent. Consistency is key to reaping the most benefit from this activity. Do it daily for best results.
3. Reflect. Take some time periodically to review what you’ve written. This allows you to notice any patterns emerging from your life so that you can take the appropriate steps to correct the situation. Additionally, reading what you’ve written can help you reconnect with your ‘why,’ boost your motivation to reach your goals, and make you more grateful for the good things in your life.
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