8 Great Diary Tips

Mix up martinis, don’t forget the olives, or pour tea, sit back, and enjoy!

There are no strict rules for keeping a journal. How often you write, how much time you spend, and how strictly you keep a regular diary schedule are matters of personal choice and circumstance. Therefore, it is important to find what works for you.

Allow me to offer nine tips that I like best:

1. Having regular journaling time builds routine and discipline. Journaling isn’t necessarily about what you write. It’s just about getting your thoughts out to build emotional balance. Find a time of day that works for you. Come back at this time as often as possible even if you don’t think you have anything to say, are tired or not fully awake. Start by simply recording his ticket quote or spell you are currently using to change. Maybe even a list of items you need to do that day or the next. The process requires only a starting point. The rest will flow naturally. Everyone needs personal time to process their thinking. Builds emotional intelligence (EQ). Allow yourself, be kind to yourself, allow yourself to be emotionally level.

2. Prepare your space for success. Do you prefer your environment to be quiet? Maybe you need the hustle and bustle around you. Do you prefer certain music or writing materials? I like to have my favorite blanket on hand when thinking about personal things. I like to write about business in a noisy place. I like to write about McDonald’s marketing smelling of french fries and grease. Where are you?

3. Develop a centering ritual. By associating journaling with another fun habit, you can strengthen your journaling practice and create an atmosphere of self-nurturing. The ritual could include a glass of wine, tea, or coffee. It could be after a phone with someone. It can start with a specific piece of music. Meditation, deep breathing exercises, or prayer may serve as a center for you. I have a list of ways you can center what has been written and recorded on the front of each journal. I go down the list and start with the one I feel is appropriate at the time.

4. Start with the router. Perhaps you want to focus on a specific type of change in your personal development and the mentor gets you to that focus faster. Or maybe a general directed reflection that lights the spark plugs. For example, “What am I feeling right now?” or “What was on your mind?” Journal writer Anais Nin suggests asking, “What feels alive, warm, or close to you right now?”

5. Write because you know there is a huge benefit for you to do so. Don’t allow journaling to become an obligation or a chore. Allow yourself to give to yourself. Be gentle and gentle during this process. Always allow the experience to be seen as much as possible no matter what gets on the page. Don’t demand more of yourself than you can give at the time. she’s perfect. If you miss a day or several, accept that journaling, like life, is imperfect, and move on. Start again when you have a chance. Beating yourself up for not journaling isn’t going to help anyone, including you. Nobody rates you. Nobody measures and tracks. Be kind to yourself. Remember, there are no rules.

6. Create a positive feedback loop. As you continue to use the journal as an opportunity to be with yourself and learn about yourself, you will find the practice gaining momentum on its own. Discovering your hidden depths sparks your curiosity and motivates you to keep going, creating a positive feedback loop between your conscious and subconscious mind. It opens the gaps that lie between space and time. Unlocks creativity, imagination and possibilities.

7. Emphasize the process, not the product. An important purpose of journal writing is simply to express and record your thoughts and feelings. Focus on the thought process. Keep the words flowing and stop worrying about the outcome. If your diary is about something specific, re-read it. Leave room for editing if you choose. Feel free to cross out words because you’ve changed your mind and found a better one. Allow yourself to cross out and rewrite paragraphs so that they mean what you say. This is all part of the thinking process. Every time you rewrite your posture, your growth triples. Use your journal as a raw material treat for more polished thinking.

8. Learn from your experiences. Set up a time to re-read your entries. It’s good to see how far you’ve grown in your own thinking. It re-enacts how you have changed and grown. It’s a great personal way of getting over you from life. When you re-read your material, look for patterns and associations. What has improved? What remains the same? Learning from you is much nicer on self-esteem. Use objectivity to see a new perspective or a lesson in hindsight.

Relax, enjoy and laugh! Journal writing is a bonus. Once you get started, your journal will become a good friend. It is available whenever you need it. Day or night, at home, in the car or at the coffee shop. He’s a 24/7 friend who’s always ready to love you back if you let him.

Your diary loves you just for being you.

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