Let's take a look at the different types of journals that exist and how you can benefit from keeping each of them. A thank you journal is one of my favorite types of journals to have. Writing in a gratitude journal not only helps you be happier with what you already have, but it also helps you to want for less. It's a great idea to record three things you're grateful for each day, what made you happy, what made you smile, or how you've shown your appreciation for others.
If you have a lot of things left unsaid that you want to tell people and sometimes yourself, then the free-flowing thought diary is the perfect way to go. You can write a letter to your future 50-year-old self or what would you have said to yourself if you were 10 years old? There are many varieties of magazines listed and it takes less commitment to write, since you can dispense with whole sentences and paragraphs, while having the same challenge of exploring your inner self. Listography lets you go at your own pace, while The 52 Lists Project challenges you to do one a week during the year. The questions range from “List the ways you can clean up your life for spring in the second” to “List the bad things you did as a child in the first.” In The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron (one of my favorite twelve-week exercises), she assigns “pages in the morning, three pages first thing each morning of what you want to write, flow of consciousness style.
Even if all you have to say is “I don't know what to say, over and over again, you have to fill three pages. It also requires that you don't revisit the pages until after the course has finished. As a journaling style, write three pages each morning and revisit them depending on the season to reflect, or even just let them be. A book journal can be about your opinion of a particular book or the list of books you may want to read at a certain time (such as a reading list). You can even use it to jot down your favorite quotes or lines to reread them later. If you are a great reader of books or if you like to read and urge people to read a book because you liked it a lot, then this could be the diary for you.
If you're learning to play an instrument or write a song, this could be the diary for you. You can write about the songs you are learning or listening to or even make a playlist. Writing about your daily practice sessions can help you learn an instrument in a short time. Even if you don't play an instrument, you can make a musical diary to write about your favorite genres, bands and musicians. A menstruation diary can be used to track the monthly cycle, flow, and emotional symptoms.
It can help you plan your activities and trips by recording your mood for a month. It can also help predict your mood for the next month's cycle. Tracking your period can help you remember certain details with your doctor. You can also make him remember his activities during that time of the month. In a bullet journal, bullet points are used as the central structure when taking notes.
It can be used to write things down that you don't want to forget. It can be used to take notes in meetings, conferences and classrooms. Making it creative so as not to forget them depends on person to person. It can be any way you want it to be. Not only this, but it can also be used for recording goals, plans and to-do lists. A poetry diary is quite easy to maintain if you are an aspiring poet or if you are a poetry lover.
You can write down your poetry ideas in the diary so that they don't get forgotten later on, or even write down your favorite poems so that they can be reread whenever desired. If desired, one could even write about their favorite poets. A travel diary is great for recording places visited and experiences had while travelling. It can be a collection of adventures and memories made along the way. One could even make a list of places they want to visit in the future or record new things they learn on their trip or hidden places they find. It could even include an itinerary for their travels.
An 18-year-old bibliophile from New Delhi, India named Nishtha loves trying new things, talking, reading books, playing guitar and ukelele, and baking. She loves visiting her favorite bubble tea coffee shop called Got Tea and believes that reading books can really have a big impact on one's life. It's hard to know what should be recorded in a journal entry and even harder still finding time for writing detailed entries about one's day. If one wants work smarter instead of harder and stop spending time on meaningless tasks that take up too much time then productivity journaling might just be the answer. One page today, six pages tomorrow - this diary may be whatever one needs it to be - writing about daily events or deeper concerns - this unsent letter journal is perfect for writing fun and thoughtful letters without having them sent anywhere. You can stamp your name on its colorful cover making it yours - plus its spiral-bound so that its pages are always flat! If one has grown up changing and experimenting with magazine composition then discovering that adult diaries have transformed into something deeper - then they're just like me! I like looking at my journals periodically seeing how much has changed - what headlines were - how I felt. Guided reflections in this calming diary include space for taking note of one's appointment of the day - their emotions - goals - plans for the week - making keeping a diary like having a hobby.