Research from Harvard Business School has suggested that the simple act of setting aside 15 minutes at the end of the workday is enough to make you better at your job.
To come to this conclusion, over the course of 10 days researchers put new employees into groups where one group reflected on their day and one group didn't. The results of the study showed that those who reflected had 22.8% higher performance than the control group. Quite an increase in such a short space of time!
The reason behind this higher performance is thought to be linked to confidence. When people can see written down what they have achieved, they have more self belief and confidence to do more and do better.
So, we suggest you get out your pens and paper and make a 'note to self' at the end of each working day. You might be surprised with the boost you get!