The surprising benefits of journaling for productivity, goal-setting and de-stressing - 5th May 2021 - Webinar


LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network Webinar Series 2021 - Webinar 10

The surprising benefits of journaling for productivity, goal-setting and de-stressing.

Maria Burke

Speaker: Maria Burke

Wednesday 5th May 2021      11.00-12.15

You’re busy with your business and other commitments – and aware that you need to look after your own wellbeing to continue to operate successfully. Why add another ‘to do’ to your list? 

Journaling packs a powerful punch in terms of providing well-being benefits, improved self-awareness, clarity and productivity – a few minutes spent journaling can save hours in your day.

Studies show that writing down your thoughts, experiences, ideas and reflections provide the following benefits – and more.

  • Journaling acts as a springboard for action.
  • Journaling helps uncover purpose – key to improving mental strength and wellness.
  • Writing about your challenges delivers clarity – on lists, plans, goals and values.
  • Writing down what you’re grateful for brings a positive mindset instantly. Building the habit of gratitude has a lasting effect.
  • Putting pen to paper, listing your problems, fears, and concerns, helps you prioritise what’s important and put aside what’s not.
  • Day to day tracking of how you feel, enables you to recognise triggers and learn better ways to handle them.

Join Maria Burke, Waywords Journaling for journaling insights and tips to help make your journaling easier and more effective so you get a high return on effort invested and most importantly, achieve your goals with less stress.

The event will end with 15 minutes of networking in breakout groups.

To book your place, please register here:


Speaker Profile: 
Maria Burke

Maria Burke, Founder of Waywords Journals, is a fan of taking small steps to deliver big results. Curiosity whilst working as a Pharmacist then running various other businesses and later as an Executive Coach and Business Mentor led to the realisation that writing down challenges, thoughts, experiences and reflections, packs a powerful punch in terms of providing personal well-being benefits and achieving business results.

Maria is an experienced entrepreneur & managing director with great commercial judgement and a fundamental understanding of the drivers of profit in a business. She studied Pharmacy in Trinity College Dublin; holds an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching and a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Founder of Waywords Journals and author of the Irish Times bestseller, The Formula-How to be your very best self.

Maria has direct commercial experience of every phase in the business model, from concept generation, entity establishment and business funding, to business disposal. She has successfully sold four businesses two retail and one each wholesale and online. She launched leading global brands onto the Irish market, including St Tropez, Smashbox Cosmetics, Yes to Carrots, Neal’s Yard Remedies and has also worked with OPI, Oilily, Sanctuary, Proactiv, Sheer Cover and many more leading global brands, scaling her distribution company to €5m.

Experience includes working closely with large international companies including PZCussons, Guthy Renker, United Drug during her time as CEO of Premium; also selling to large retailers such as Boots, Dunnes Stores, Duty Free Stores, Brown Thomas and all leading pharmacies.

Clients Maria has worked with include leaders from, HSE, Royal College of Surgeons, Blackrock Clinic, Sienna-X, Fixx Coffee, to name a few. Maria was a member of Enterprise Ireland’s business mentor panel for two years, working with start-up and scaling companies advising on pricing and launch strategy, route to market, branding, marketing and internationalisation. 

When you’re in business, personal and commercial success matter. Journaling is one of the tools Maria uses to achieve personal and business aims. Waywords Journals was founded from a desire to communicate the many practical benefits of journaling.

Instagram: @waywords_journaling                 Facebook: @Waywordsjournals 


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