Buy a blank book or a notebook with a particular journal topic in mind and keep this book for only that topic. You may decide to keep several kinds of journals at the same time, so remember that you do not have to journal every day.
A couple of years ago I was sorting through a pile of unused journals (many given to me as presents!) and was trying to come up with a way to put them to good use.
If you aren’t, let me urge you to start one today. The book itself doesn’t have to be fancy. Just a regular notebook will do.
In studies conducted, it has been found that writing the events of the day in a journal drastically increases your powers of recall and memory.
It also helps to ‘unload’ all the baggage you’ve collected during the day.
You are at the door steps of the most exciting time in your life. Enjoy it! Chronicle it!
Put your journey in a journal and include your thoughts and feelings. Or better yet, transform your journal into a Wedding Scrap Book.
Create a family legacy to share the memories of your engagement, wedding and life together with your children and grandchildren.
Keep a diary of actions taken, experiences and feelings as they occur or shortly thereafter. Put your ideas, dreams, goals desires and aspirations on paper.
If you journal about the divorce, you will discover your role and not make the same mistake twice.
If there every was a time in your life when emotions run rampant, it’s when you’re going through a divorce. Wouldn’t you agree? There you are – you think your life is totally working when the rug gets pulled out from under your feet.
However, important events in your life, at the time they are fresh, provide a link to your children and grandchildren. Memories fade, but a dated notation of your thoughts just before your wedding, at the birth of a child, a new house, or a cross-country move can enhance your family relationships in later years.
About three years ago, my mother at age ninety-one, decided to recall special events in her life. She asked me to compose a journal. Memories of her early life were fairly vivid. However, when she was a busy wife and mother, she could not recall many events. I solicited information from my siblings, but their memories had faded as well. Sadly a gap appears in her journal.
I am not an expert on subject: but I am a proponent of the art.
This is a highly *personal* article, and segments of what I have written may not read well in your opinion.
Many people experience romantic love at least once in their lives, and hopefully most of us know familial love and the love of friends. And perhaps we’ve been in love with our pets, or our projects, or the ocean, or chocolate.
Whatever the object of our love, the best part about loving is how it makes us feel, even before we know we are loved in return. The simple act of loving dispenses huge benefits for mind and body. The emotion of love makes us feel good inside and out.
Because of this, it makes sense to cultivate our involvement in loving, to nurture it so that it grows. Surely, the more we are in love, the more peace and happiness we can know.
Keeping a journal cannot only be beneficial to you as an individual, but it can also be a benefit to your family. Do you remember the family vacation to Disneyland when you were 12? What about your parent’s 20-year anniversary? Or your birthday party when you turned 15?
The new house you moved into in 8th grade? High school graduation?
All those family memories from family events — all those moments in time, now past.
A family journal is a book, or a series of books, where family members can journal about any event that has taken place.