I usually write all of it out, that way I can see everything I’m supposed to do. I also remove any distractions when I’m working. Trust me, that helps.
Right now my journal is stress. I see no light at the end of the tunnel. So I write down my stress. I have to tell someone, so I tell my journal.
Good question, I’ve been changing the systems Around a lot over the years — but generally each week I go through the past weeks notes and entries and “review” them for action items or projects, note them in my project management system or calendar or put them with project sections in my journal and then file them away. I have a flexible journal for this reason.