Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well today! The sun is up & it’s actually nice out in Edmonton. This past weekend I strolled into Coles, because I always love finding an interesting book to read, or beautiful notebooks, journals, or even gifts I can get for people. I came across this suede, ancient-style, gold and purple journal and just HAD to have it. I felt it looked unique, and I’ve always wanted a leather journal.
Anyways, what most people don’t know about me is that I journal (if that’s not a verb, it is now!). My whole life from when I was in second or third grade, when my parents got me a Little Mermaid journal (it was so cute), was when I started. I write my life basically day-to-day, as well as write my thoughts on things from the past (reflecting on past significant experiences), how I feel about things in my present, and my goals and dreams for my future. I try to write daily, and sometimes if I have a lot going through my mind, I’ll write more than that. I feel journals should definitely be kept secret, because it’s supposed to be a place of your own, where you can let your mind out without being judged or persuaded into thinking something else.
Sometimes, if I have a lot of things to write down, to organize an entry more, I’ll write things under four categories:
- Life (how I feel, day-to-day living, any good food recipes, etc.)
- Love (relationships, family, God, emotions, etc.)
- Goals (career, goals, ambitions, ideas, work life, etc.)
- Friends (plans with friends, who’s been great, anything I want to change, any people I feel are bringing negativity, etc.).
As someone that loves writing, I find writing in a journal therapeutic, whether I’m having a good or bad day. It also brings me to a sense of completeness at the end of the day. It’s partially why I got into blogging, because I love communicating info and thoughts that go through my mind. For those that are curious about starting a journal, I put together a list of what I feel are the benefits of journaling. I think it’s a great habit to form, and these are the reasons why:
- Creates self-awareness.
- Keeps memories of past times more detailed.
- Gives you the ability to look back and read what was going through your head on a certain day.
- Also, allows you to look back and not repeat mistakes.
- Great for brainstorming ideas.
- Track personal progress whether it’s your career-life, fitness, relationship, etc.
- Can write down a list of what your are thankful for, keeps you focussed on the important things in life.
- Write down a list of goals, even secret ones you want nobody to know about.
- Remember special events and moments in life more vividly.
- Keeps accountability.
- Improves your writing skills.
- You can ask yourself deep, personal questions and figure out the answers you want.
Thank you for checking out my latest post! Have a great week and happy journaling! 🙂
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