Keeping a journal is one of the easiest habits to build if you want to improve yourself. You don’t need a fancy, leather bound journal. Any notebook will do. The important thing is to set aside a few minutes each day, preferably at the same time, even just ten minutes, to take out your journal and write.
You can write about anything you want. It’s your journal. Here’s a few ideas:
- Diary style: Daily account of your life
- Goal Tracker: Write about your progress towards a particular goal.
- Bullet Journal: Track tasks, lists, and plan for the future.
- Gratitude: Write down 3-5 things you’re grateful for everyday.
That’s the great thing about your journal. It’s for you, so make it into whatever you need at this point in your life. You can have one designated purpose for your journal or you can combine a few different elements.
So why journal? Can it really change your life?
1. Committing To Your Own Self Growth
3. Be Your Own Therapist
4. Learning Tool
Taking the time to think about what you have to be grateful for will instantly boost your mood and make you realize how lucky you are.
6. Writing Habit
Even if you have no desire to become a writer, building a habit of getting your thoughts and ideas down everyday will help you improve your writing skills.
7. Keep Memories
You’ll be able to look back at your journal months and years later to see what you were thinking on that day or during a certain time in your life. It’s a great thing to have. You’ll be able to look back at all that you’ve accomplished and where you’ve grown in your life.
Journal writing can be anything you want it to be and a lot of people have discovered and fallen in love with Bullet Journaling. It’s a way of organizing your thoughts and creating lists to maximize your productivity.
9. Boost Creativity
Creating the habit of journaling will boost your creativity. By sitting down, day after day, with your journal, you’ll become better at deciphering your thoughts and thinking outside the box.