It took me about two weeks to finish, but here is Lupo the Lamb (minus the ears).Pin It
I have always wanted to keep a journal, but every time it ended with about two, maybe four entries (if I was feeling motivated). Usually my journal entries would for the most part be entirely negative. A recent argument I had, some aspect of work that I hated, would dominate my earlier journal attempts. Other times I would sit down to my journal and think, what should I write about, it was just a normal day? Or whatever occurred that day wasn’t particular noteworthy <– this also explains why my twitter is often lacking. After many failed attempts though, I still wanted to have a journal. Zenhabits has a great blog entry on how to keep a journal; like keeping it to bullet points. I love this! For chronicling my day it keeps my sentences short and motivation high. Who can’t just write a few bullet points on what happened? The only exceptions are:
- Explanations ~ If I have something I want to explain to my future self, or frankly, I’m not doing anything else and want to go a little more in depth, I will write out a few more lines. The most I have written was two additional indented lines. The beauty of it though is that I don’t feel like I have too write out long Bridget Jones-esque journal entries.
- Negativity ~ I keep mostly negative things out of it. I probably am one of the most negative, cynical, sarcastic people I know. I’d like that to change. By focusing on nothing but the negative things that happen at work (or outside, mine tend to be mostly at work), my journaling becomes a chore and upon reflection looks pathetic. If I have something truly terrible happen than I will chronicle it, but the petty arguments from day to day will stay out.
Truthfully anyone looking to write a journal should at least start out with the steps provided by Zenhabits. It’s a great way to get back into it if you are like me and quit after a few attempts.
Pocket Moleskine GTD System <– either as a side or to compliment your current journal.Pin It