Do you physically write down your goals? Pen to paper?
Yours truly has always been a big fan of writing things down. From gratitude lists to to do lists to planners, I am a big pen to paper kinda girl. Recently, I came across an interesting article that explained just how important it is to write down your goals.
According to this article, writing things down occurs on two different levels- external storage and encoding.
- External storage=the piece of paper you are recording your goals on
- Encoding= biological process by which what we perceive travels to our brain’s hippocampus to be analyzed
Neuropsychologists also noted a “generation effect” which states that people have a better memory for content they have created themselves over content they only read.
I found this piece of psychology interesting and in an effort to further this use of knowledge, I created a “September Goals” printable.
Are you going to set your September Goals today?