When it comes to journaling, most people just go for it. But many don’t realize how much work it takes to start and maintain a journal. You have to turn your journaling into a routine, so make a calendar for when you are going to write.
Pick a specific day and time each week and make a simple, timely calendar reminder to remind you not to forget. Once you have your journal on a calendar, you have to find ways to keep it organized.
To start with you should take a pen, paper, or both and write in a small notebook each day. This allows you to easily change things or add journal entries as you experience them. One way to organize your journal is to do it chronologically.
You should first start with a list of events or experiences in your life. This can be anything from when you were born or the time that you lost a friend or loved one, to when you became a parent or child.
Once you have this on paper, you need to take it a step further by making a separate list of everything that relates to that event or person. While we’re at this, we suggest you go through these journaling resources to find out which particular journal is right for you.
Next, write down the dates of each of the events that you listed. When you have written down all of the dates, you need to write down how you felt about the events. If you had a sense of sadness, for example, write down the date of that event.
Write down also the mood you felt when you were participating in the event. Now you need to take some of your life events and journal them chronologically. If you lost a loved one, write down the date and time of death.
What feelings did you experience immediately after death? What was your relationship with the deceased? Once you have written the time of death and emotions associated with it, you need to list down other events that are related to that event.
When you begin your journal you want to be sure to write all of the events. If you are going to include an entry about an event, later on, it should be the day of the event.
If there was an important meeting or conversation then you want to include those events as well. This gives the reader something to hold onto when they are looking back on your journal.
When you are done writing your journal, you want to keep your journal. You want it to be out of the reach of anyone else. Your journal should be locked and sealed away for the remainder of your life. If you have children, you may want to lock it up until after you have children.
Also, it will keep your journal safe when you are not around and allow you to take it with you when you are traveling.
Finally, make sure that your journal has some form of reminders that your journal is there. If you have written anything important and you want it back, write it in a diary entry or you may wish to include a reminder card with your journal.
On a final note, you will want to read over your journal often. The purpose of your journal is so that you can think back on what was important and what is not. Reading through your journal often will help you keep your thoughts and your memories in your mind.
A great resource for your journal is the Internet. There are many resources available online and in books that will help you learn to write your journal. These resources also can help you remember to write your journal every day and every week.
Writing a journal is a great way to capture your thoughts and emotions in a way that can last. You will find that it will become a valuable part of your life for many years to come. Take the time to write it down and make it special to you.