I realized I was trying to fit into the mold of what I thought keeping a journal should be, not taking into consideration what I needed from keeping a journal.
Once I let go of the idea of what a journal should be and asked myself: What do you want from your journal? When I discovered the answer the experience of keeping a journal became an important part of my daily life.
I currently keep a business journal. It is a binder with plain and lined paper, pocket folders, dividers, my to-do-list, and a calendar. I spend a lot of my time thinking about my business, and my journal is my place to get all the stuff out of my head and on paper.
I have always been one of those practical people, which I think is what made keeping a journal sometimes difficult. I would rather make business plans, create lists of ideas, and plan out my week. Writing it all out everyday gives me peace of mind, just what a journal should do.
So have you asked yourself: What do you want from your journal? It may make your keeping a journal and using is regularly a whole lot easier.
What kind of journal do you like to keep?