Journaling Exercise: Your Journaling Habit



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For today’s exercise, I want you to think about your journaling habit. 

First, gather the facts:

How often do you journal? 

What do you usually write in it?

Do you journal regularly?

Second, write the results:

Do you feel satisfied with your journaling habits?

Are you getting the results you want?

Do you feel like you are a journal keeper, or do you feel like a fraud who pretends to be one?

Third, write about what you want to change:

This is the time to think about what you can do better. If you are unable to keep a regular journal, you might want some help to enable you to write every day, such as 365 Days of Journaling

If your journal is missing out on the all important details, learn to focus. If you are unable to make sense of what you wrote when, date your entries. When you journal regularly, you will automatically develop your own style. When you experiment with different methods and techniques, you will learn to decide what is important to you and what is not. 

All of the above steps will give you awareness of your current journaling habit, and help you create a guide map for improving those habits.


Follow all the steps of this exercise in your journal.