My thoughts, Personal, Philosophy

Have you Tried Keeping a Diary?

I have, and failed many times. But this time,I have done it continuously for more than 10 days! Takes 21 days to create a habit, right? 

Journaling is a great way to make sense of your emotions, and lay down your thoughts. Especially for people with anxiety, it is a great way of calming down. It is also good for planning out your day. Journaling in the morning is a great way to plan your day, and increase your productivity meter. 

Personally, journaling helped me in all the above ways, and I share with you little tips, for you to get started too.

  1. Keep it Simple

I always thought keeping a diary meant long, elaborate letters to yourself, beautiful pictures, and colorful pages. But there is no need to make it such a long task. Journaling can be something as simple as just writing your goals for the day, or one affirmation you want to focus on, or one thing you want to be more mindful of. 

  1. Keep Lists

Keeping lists is a great way to plan and give structure to your Dairy. It is also a great way to pack a lot of information in a small space. Some examples of lists can be 3 wins for today, 5 things I am grateful for, 2 things I look forward to today, etc.

  1. Journaling Prompts

Journaling prompts is a nice way to add some fun to your journal and make it more interesting. You can find all kinds of journaling prompts from Pinterest. Download them and take a printout, cut them. Fold and make chits, put in a small jar or box. Occasionally take them out, whenever you are bored or lack inspo. 

What do you think, what is your experience with journaling, and did this inspire you to start it?

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