Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose. ~ Henry David Thou
Most true happiness comes from one’s inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline. ~W.L. Shirer
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I used to keep a personal journal through Middle and High School. For some reason, I haven’t kept one since. And I miss it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or not. It’s important to have a place to be yourself 110% and preferably with pen and paper you can keep completely private.
Until today, I didn’t realize how many different journals I had to keep certain topics separate. This one for Career and journey through life, in general, my coffee blog to share my passion, a Poetry notebook, and a Writer’s notebook for prompts and story ideas. And a diary to be myself that nobody sees
A new year is the perfect excuse to get a new journal. I really like the Moleskines, but I tend to write a lot, so I got a much thicker journal that’s spiral bound and inspirational colors on the front. Barnes & Noble always has great Journals.
The Write Utensil
What’s writing without a pen that feels good in your hand and flows across your paper? I prefer cheap 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Ballpoint Pens.
Instead of getting overwhelmed and feeling like I should write in a journal everyday, I’ll write when…
- I have a lot on my mind
- There is no one to talk to
- To solve problems
- Highlight something great
- To keep busy when I’m anxious
A Place for Everything Else
My Goals for starting to Journal again are to accomplish a few things
- Become a better writer
- Learn to filter what I say and how I say it for better communication
- Become more creative
- Document my life
- More Self-disciplined
- Focus more
- Become more logical
- Improve memory
Here’s a great site I found on keeping a Journal if you are starting one or already have one.
How has a personal Journal changed your life? Let me know in the comments.