How do you choose a journal that is best for you? There are many types of diaries and journals out there to choose from: one line a day and guided journals, fancy leather and moleskin diaries, or even a plain notebook. What is your budget? They can cost just a few bucks to $50 and up.
Some people love to write in fancy journals because they are so special, while others are the opposite and are reluctant to write in them because they feel they are too expensive and precious. So ask yourself how do you feel.
I personally do not buy fancy journals. I feel they are too expensive to use. I have used guided to nice journals. Right now, I am keeping a bullet journal (bujo) which I use as both a planner and journal. I also keep a small emotive notebook in the back of the BuJo that I use for a braindump. I don’t believe in following too many rules for journaling. Just pick a few that you like and are able to follow. Make up your own journals if you want.
- Find or order a journal or notebook.
- Read over the many types of personal growth journals and pick one to start.
- Read over the different journaling techniques.
- Once you get your journal, start by writing the type of journal you are keeping on the front cover and write down your goals for journaling. Write them down in the comments section below.
- Pick out 1 to 3 journaling techniques and start journaling.
- Try writing for at least 5 minutes a day (even writing one sentence can be beneficial).
- Write out questions (like “What 25 things do I fear?”) and answer them.
- Try using a timer while journaling.
- Express yourself. Write for only yourself.
- Have fun and write your way to personal growth.
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