Journals and Diaries – What Is the Difference?

Journaling Journals and diaries serve different purposes. Some writers use journals for more than mere documenting the facts. Journals are places where feelings, emotions, wishes and personal observations can reside, and secluded thoughts can be expressed privately.

Diaries, on the other hand, are places where the facts can be stored without persuasion of the writer’s points-of-view influencing the content. There is a place in this world for both since the two, when used correctly, serve different purposes.

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There’s Magic In Journal Writing!

journalingJournal writing is one of the most powerful tools for self-growth and enriching your life. The benefits are almost too many to mention. For starters, when you write down your words, you can see what you are thinking and work with your thoughts in a new way. Writing can give voice to intense emotions, help release pain, and allow you to feel better. You can clear confusion, grasp valuable insights, and find new solutions to your own problems. In addition, you can uncover the bigger picture of your life and reach new heights in self-empowerment.
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How to Journal Your Kid’s Life

journalingDo you journal your kid’s life? Too busy to keep a journal? I want to suggest that you are too busy NOT to journal. Life goes by in such a whirl, our memories just can’t keep up. All those neat things that happened just last week have quickly become your past, lost in all that white noise of our fast-paced, harried lifestyles.

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Need A Scrapbook Journaling Idea?

Using Song Lyrics in JournalingSong lyrics can be a great source of title and page inspiration for a journaler or scrapper.

Music and songs play an important part in our lives. Hearing a song again can evoke a lot of emotion, bringing back fond memories of special times, special people and special places.

Of course, different songs mean different things to different people – but you can use songs to ‘tap’ into those memories to create unique, and highly personal scrapbook pages.
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For New Journal Writers – Seven Guiding Principles to Keeping a Journal or Diary

For New Journal Writers - Seven Guiding Principles to Keeping a Journal or DiaryThere aren’t any hard-set rules for keeping a journal or diary. How often you write, how much time you spend, and what your journaling schedule is are matters of personal choice and circumstance. What seems a comfortable writing schedule for one may seem unbearably formal to another. And while an individual living alone may have hours of solitude and enormous flexibility in terms of time, a parent with small children may have very little of either. So it is of primary importance to find what works for you. The following general guidelines, however, may help you to establish diary writing as a regular and enduring habit.
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