Mix a martini, don’t forget the olives, or pour yourself a tea, relax and enjoy!
There are no hard-set rules for keeping a journal. How often you write, time you spend, and how rigorously you maintain a regular journaling schedule are matters of personal choice and circumstance. Therefore, it is important to find what works for you. Here are eight guidelines to assist you.
Journaling is a great way of ‘dropping in’ on yourself, and measuring your progress. Whenever we want to manage a new situation, cope with a crisis, clarify what we feel, or have a better understanding of ourselves, journal keeping acts as a powerful facilitator to our growth.
Journaling is a stress free learning technique. My children who journaled seemed to have much more pleasure in—and success at—writing.
Children want to be just like their parents and your writing will inspire their writing, so let your young child see you journaling, even before that child writes. Rather than being a chore, you will find journaling to be multifaceted and rewarding.
1. Set your journal or diary where you will see it everyday, i.e., on your nightstand, at your desk, where you have coffee. This will help to remind you to journal.
2. Part of keeping a journal, is skipping a day, a week, and even months.
3. Writing a word, sentences, or paragraphs, journaling whatever you have to say that day is just the right amount to write.