Burnout is a reality in the pandemic age, as most of us are still working from home, we are having less social interaction and commuting less, we might find it hard to draw the line between work and personal life.
If you are experiencing burnout, entering energy journaling could be a good idea. This practice encourages you to take notice of the activities that energize you and the ones that drain you. This type of journaling is more liked to your emotional health and to understand what makes you feel better.
How to start your energy journal
The benefits of Energy Journaling are many, the main being that it makes you understand the cause and effect in a better way, it can also be a cathartic –as regular journaling. Also, it only takes a few minutes a day –you have to keep it light and quick.
Start with just one interaction or activity. Jot down how it made you feel, if you notice any drop in your energy or if you are feeling existed. Once a week or once a day, review your notes and find patterns.
It is a good idea to use a new notebook, using your phone or even your laptop. It should never feel like a burden to you. Every time you finish an activity, write what you did and how it made you feel -30 or 60 seconds will do.
You won’t notice the impact immediately, it takes some time for you to discover the patterns and reevaluate how you should be spending your time to boost your energy.
Now that you know how to do it, how does reading articles make you feel?
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