Using a Journal Headshot

Using a Journal HeadshotA journal headshot (a short entry) provides a quick picture of yourself at any time of the day. You can use it as a quick check of where you are during a break. You can also use it as a beginning journal entry, if you are just starting to journal. You can also write a series of journal headshots for a week or so. Then reread them and see if you discover any patterns in your thoughts, feelings, actions or perceptions. Keep this exercise handy for use at any time.
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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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