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When you decide that you’re going to start to journal, there seem to be many questions come up. How do I journal, long hand or on the computer? Do I follow a format or just write about whatever? Do I write in a notebook, a journal or lose paper? Do I care about spelling and grammar?
Let me answer some of those questions, share with you some of the things I have learned and suggest the products that worked for me.
I like to to write in a special Journal with a nice pen. When it comes to format, sometimes I just write a letter to myself giving myself some friendly advice or other times I follow a format of questions leading me to an outcome or answer.
When I first started Journaling, I knew my writing was for just me, no one else. If you live with people you don’t want reading your journal, I suggest putting it somewhere safe and not left out in the open. This is a lesson I learned the hard way.
When it comes to format, sometimes I just write a letter to myself, giving myself some friendly advice.
Other times I follow a format of questions leading me to an outcome or answer.
When you first start to journal, you are sitting there looking at a blank piece of paper. To some people that is uncharted territory, new adventures waiting for them. To others we don’t need GPS but a basic direction would be great.
I write a letter to myself based on how I’m feeling. Or what I want to see happen in my future. Maybe I will write out my goals or even a letter to someone else that I have no intention of send.
Other times I use journaling questions from Pinterest or books. Even sometimes I look up questions to ask during a tarot reading.
I make lists of what I like and don’t like about myself, when I first felt like that and what triggered it. Just be true to yourself when you write.
Why is a Journal important?
As you work through life’s situations, Journaling helps you see the progress you have made and reminds you who you are and who you want to be.
What is the difference between a diary and a journal?
A diary is mainly used to write things you would like to remember – daily activities, how the day was spent, what was done, the daily routine and anything that needs to get done. A personal journal is a record of significant experiences. As well as inner work and the journey you are on.
What are the benefits of writing a journal?
1. Stretching Your IQ
2. Evoking Mindfulness
3. Achieving Goals
4. Emotional Intelligence
5. Boosting Memory and Comprehension
6. Strengthen Your Self-Discipline
7. Improve Communication Skills
9. Spark Your Creativity