I began journaling today. Nothing fancy (actually, I bought a $20 journal with a $12 calligraphy pen to do it right – they’re the ones in the photo above). But am I doing it right?
To be honest, I only began the journaling process because I saw this picture on Facebook.
I don’t put much stock in any Facebook post that suggests how one might be more successful, but since the lowest points in my life matched up with the picture on the left, why not? (I’ve already cut out hours and hours of television.) So…
…successful people journal. I want to be a successful person. Ergo, I am now journaling.
I read an article on journaling by Steve Pavlina that was pretty enlightening on the subject, but I’m left wondering if it wasn’t just one perspective on the subject.
Here’s why I decided to journal:
- To be more successful (duh!)
- To clarify my thoughts
- To solve problems I’m dealing with (this actually happened in my very first entry)
- As a record for my life
- To keep myself honest with my goals (and to record those goals)
- To look awesome at my writing desk, or the local café, writing in my big, expensive journal with my difficult to use (and equally expensive) new pen.
I’ll admit that some of those reasons are facetious, but that doesn’t make them any less true.
Do you journal? Have any advice for me and my readers on the subject? Let us know in the comments below.