Journal Prompt - Explore What You Want from Your Journal

I always thought that I did not journal very well. I only did it sporadically, I found it difficult to figure out what to write, and my journal never looked like I wanted it to look.

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?
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  1. I understand what you mean about "what a journal should look like"
    I tend to switch back and forth between hard copy journal and MS office.
    I think they both have their attributes and I should use them together.
    Love your posts! ~Violet~

  2. Hmmm, I've been seriously postponing business journaling. I have scattered pieces of paper with tasks, have some goals in my Google Docs and that's just about it.

    I think it's about time that I take to putting my dreams, goals and visions to paper, I know that once I write them down, they will come true.

    Thank you for a great idea!

  3. That's a good point, about making a journal into what you need it to be. :) My journal is usually where I ramble about things, or record what I've been up to and/or thinking about, and lately I've been writing sporadically. I'm glad you figured out what kind of journal works for you!


Your thoughts and ideas are an important part of the conversation, thanks for sharing!