Monday, October 09, 2006

Journals are a place to relax ... or not ...

Your journal can be anything you like. Anything. You might draw, paste, scribble, plan, write lists, write fiction ... or a combination of these and many more techniques.

Your journal doesn't have to be some special format. It only has to work for you.

So perhaps you DO write/keep a journal now I have expanded the definition of a journal for you?

I was talking to a goal orientated, organised 18 year old yesterday ... she told me she didn't keep a journal. "But I have a notebook I write eveything in" ... she explained ... every trip I have planned, each to do list, my lists of everything.".

This is her tool to write in and record parts of her life ... is that not what a journal does?

The lesson for today? There is no need to start your journal pages with a date and "dear Diary ..." There is only a need to make it work for you ....

4 comments:

CyberCelt said...

Here for C&C Monday. Off to see your renter or a blog on your roll.

Tracie said...

I have one of those, I call it my Prayer Journal. I do write prayers in it, but I also write a little of everything else-quotes, thoughts, feelings, lists, and even some little sketches.

There is something about getting it out of my head and on to paper that makes a difference.

Anonymous said...

No need to use the word journal....

Brad Lee said...

I dont use the word journal eirther, I call it my life map because without my fluffy pink book I would be lost...

and Id forget where Ive been especially in the past 9 months of travel. I just hope that I can read it when i get home.

When do people write their journals ? I prefer to do it in the morning and reflect on the previous day, sometimes making notes so i dont forget !