A common perception about keeping a journal is that you need to write it regularly, in detail, about your daily happenings.
Well that is one way of doing it and it is a good habit for people combating an illness or an eating disorder, where one may need to keep a track of things.
However, a ‘Thought Journal’ is what I like to keep. I am currently on my fourth. The other three provide a ready reference to any records of accounting or lists.
You could keep track of your life goals, new year resolutions – God knows they remain more or less same for at least a couple of years.
Write down your creative ideas, so that they are not forgotten.
Keep track of things you want to remember and do not need a reminder of a time.
Writing your thoughts often helps you deal with certain situations and provide clarity of thought. Writing down your thoughts is a great way to contain mind clutter (See D declutter)
You may divide it into sections and have a little section for interesting quotes.
I track my New year resolutions in my journal.
I am passionate about learning new skills and I use this journal to plan for the skills I would like to try and the progress I make throughout the year; sometimes the progress continues.
I used the same journal to plan the conversion of the central lobby into a green area with large indoor plants. It required a lot of planning considering the space, ventilation, indoor plants that could survive with minimum care and cane furniture to finish the look.
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