If the thought of writing in a journal appeals to you, but you're not sure how to start, read on! Even if you don't care about keeping a journal, read on! We'll give you some ideas on how to organize your thoughts, and by virtue, your life.
Most people don't ask for help when it comes to journaling because it seems so very basic, but there are some guidelines which will help you to distill what you want to receive from your journaling experience.
1. The best reason for keeping a journal is to get in touch with yourself; it's the best way to see if your decisions make sense, if you're making the most of your time and energies and most importantly, if you are heading in the direction of your goals. By taking the time to write down observations about yourself, your job, your relationships and interests, you are subconsciously ranking what's important and why.
2. Are you stuck on what to even write about? Well, here are some topics to get you started: your fears, for starters. What are the things that keep you up at night? Chances are, if you take the time to write them down, you'll cease tossing and turning resulting in a more restful sleep and a clearer head when you awake. We can learn a great deal about ourselves by facing fears instead of pushing them aside year after year. Another idea is to write about your experiences. Don't just stumble through life as a passive observer; give voice to how you are responding to the things you do each week. What did you really think of that movie or play or dance performance? How did it make you feel inside? These incisive observations just prove to make us more engaged with our world and in so doing, engaged with each other. You could write about decisions that have been weighing on your mind, and give yourself a forum for discussing the what ifs and outcomes, resulting in a more informed and determined path.
3. Perhaps journalling will lead to more; maybe you have a book living inside you that needs to come out! Writing things down, even casual observations about strangers on the train platform can turn into entire blockbuster movies, honest! So, don't discount your observations of the so-called minutiae of life; let it out and build on ideas if it seems you have something worth investigating further.
4. Maybe you will just gain a greater sense of self and that will be enough to make the experience of putting it down on paper worth the energy. Whatever the outcome, don't be intimidated! We have such adorable journals just begging to be yours, come check them out and embark on a wonderful journey of self-discovery.
We hope you'll make 2018 the year to start you on this path, and if we can help in any way, please let us know! We have many styles of notebooks and journals, not to mention planners if pure organization is more your aim.