How Do You Journal?

13 November 2009 No Comment

Where you end up in life is not determined by where you start. It’s what you choose to do with the seconds you have–it’s what you choose to do with your potential that shapes your destiny” Patrick M. Powers

“And because of all this, we make a sure covenant, and write it;
our leaders, our Levites, and our priests seal it.” (Nehemiah 9:38)

Which journaling method is best for me?
What should I include and not include in my journal?

Let me say right off the bat that journaling will be unique to each and every person that does it. There is no such thing as one size fits all. In fact, if you journal regularly, you’re journaling method and style will likely evolve over time. Mine has.

If you have never journaled before, I recommend you start with a SIMPLE method. Routines are good, so having a set time of your day to journal makes you more likely to do it.

For journaling to really impact your life, it must become an enjoyable HABIT. Since it typically takes 21-35 days (3-5 weeks) to firmly establish a new habit, I recommend you commit in writing (see Journaling Commitment) to spend at least 15 minutes every day writing in your journal. Remember, “Successful people do daily what unsuccessful people do occasionally.” And, “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine!”

If you have not been journaling on a consistent basis, be careful about how aggressively you plunge into this habit of journaling. Set reasonable goals and write them down (see Journaling Commitment). And remember, a goal is not a goal unless it is S.M.A.R.T. = Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, Time-Sensitive.


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