5 Journaling Tips
1. Start journaling on any day of the year.
2. Set your journal where you see it every day: On the kitchen table, your desk or in your briefcase. This will help remind you to journal daily.
3. Keep a pen or pencil with your journal.
4. Skipping days is a part of journaling.
5. You can use the same color of pen or use different colors. You can also designate colors of pens for certain feelings, i.e., green for growth, blue for sadness, orange for joy, red for anger, you get the idea. If you are using different colored pens, write in the front of your journal what you decided each color signifies.
This journal can be picked up and written in when we are feeling stressed. I know blogging serves some of the same purposes but a journal would be easier to get to and perhaps there are things we wouldn't blog about that we can write about.
By journaling every day, we make time for ourselves, and in so many ways our journal becomes a treasured keepsake. Keeping a recovery journal can reduce stress, help focus and organize us, and becomes a good reminder, helping us to set and track goals. Comparing and exploring the different times of our lives is easy with a journal.
Sometimes we throw away that piece of paper where we kept track of our eating, exercising, etc. Why not save it and scrapbook it? You can create something on the computer for this and make a scrapbook page for each day.