Here are my thoughts:
- Always include the date.
- Journal entries should be short.
- You should write frequently, routinely, and almost daily.
- Do NOT focus on spelling, grammar, or what others might think.
- Share your successes, failures, concerns, celebrations, defeats, dreams, goals, wishes, accomplishments, plans for world domination, and whatever else may be on your mind.
- If it is important enough to be written on any scrap of paper it is good enough for your journal
- Go ahead and tape concert tickets in there or newspaper clippings, or whatever you feel is appropriate.
- Your journal is where you keep your dreams.
- Offer a reward in the front of your journal if found; mine is dinner at your favorite restaurant.
- Keep your journal private.
I started writing in a spiral notebook like students used and have now graduated to a leather Moleskine.
(If this post interested you, please look for my upcoming mini-posts of journal activities scattered throughout the year. I have created a ‘journal’ category for easy spotting.)
A good journal is simply, what works for you!
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