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Journaling is a practice you can use in more areas of your life than you may realize. It can improve your personal development in a number of aspects. You can even put a journal to work to help you keep track of your hobbies and to stay motivated to work on them.
Journal in the Morning to Set the Right Tone for the Rest of Your Day
As you’ve seen in our journey so far, there are a lot of ways you can use the habit of journaling to improve your life. In addition, journal writing comes with tons of benefits. One practice that should definitely be explored when it comes to cultivating a writing habit is that of writing in the morning. Starting your day by journaling can improve your entire outlook and experience. Let me show you what I mean.
Journal Before Bed for Improved Sleep Quality
If you’ve ever found yourself lying awake at night worrying about tomorrow’s to-do list, you’re not alone. Trouble sleeping is a common problem.
Journal Like You’re Already There – A Written Spin on “Fake It ‘til You Make It”
You’ve surely heard the phrase, “Fake it ‘til you make it.” This common refrain refers to acting as though you’re already living the life you want until you can reach your dreams. The idea behind this time-tested wisdom is that changing your mindset will help to build your confidence as you work toward your goals, making the process easier. Journaling is a very practical way to help you along in this visualization process, bringing real results. Check out the information below to discover how to journal as if you’re already living the life of your dreams so that you can move forward to making it a reality.
Make Your Journal Your Accountability Partner – No Matter What Your Goals Are
As we’ve seen, journaling offers numerous benefits. In today’s post, I would like to focus specifically on the benefit of accountability. It is easy to make plans or set goals. Following through, however, can be much more difficult. That is where your journal comes in. Let’s talk about the ways you can use your journal as an accountability partner to help you follow through on the objectives you set for your life.
How a Journal Can Boost Your Productivity Through the Roof
Modern life is hectic. There are so many demands on your time and on your mind. It’s easy to become overwhelmed.
Using a Journal to Work Through Emotions
As we noted yesterday, a journal is different than a diary. The purpose of a journal is to work through things. It’s meant to allow you a space to explore thoughts, ideas, goals, dreams, and plans. It’s also an ideal tool for navigating emotions.
The Difference Between a Diary and a Journal
In this series, we’re talking about the practice of journaling. Many people confuse that process with the act of keeping a diary. While a journal and a diary are similar in a number of ways and they have some overlap, the two are distinctly different concepts. Lots of people use the words interchangeably, but it’s important to understand the ways in which they differ so that you can take your journaling practice in a proactive direction that helps to accomplish your goals. Let’s take a look at the difference between a diary and a journal.
Mobile Journaling Ideas for Your Smartphone
Chances are, you use your cell phone for dozens of purposes. Most of us always have our phones with us. Perhaps you begin your day with your smartphone alarm. You then pull it out throughout the day for things like checking emails, corresponding with colleagues, following social media feeds, and texting with friends. Our smartphones have essentially become an extension of ourselves.
Journaling Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive – Frugal Ways to Get Started
The idea of keeping a journal can be fun and exciting. Any new self-development venture such as meditation, healthy eating, working out, or pursuing higher education has the potential of improving your life in vast ways. Journaling is no different.
Pen & Paper or Digital? What’s Your Journaling Medium
Journaling is a very personal matter. Your journal is a place where you can keep your most private thoughts. It’s your safe space, and it’s all about you. That’s why the format you choose for your journal should also be your personal choice. People have a lot of opinions when it comes to whether it’s better to journal in digital format or with pen and paper. The choice is ultimately up to you and should fit your preferences. If you’re feeling undecided, keep reading to get an idea of the pros and cons of each.