January 7, 2023

For some, journal writing is just a matter of sitting down and writing, no subject, prompt or theme.  For others, some guidance is necessary.  

I get questions about Journal writing. Here are a few I've answered.

Do I need a different Journal for each area of my life?

Journal writing doesn't have to be about anything. It can be 2 sentences every morning with the temperature, what it looks like outside, and your schedule for the day. There is no need to have a special journal for your morning writings, unless you want to separate them from your Business Journal. 

Over the years, I've found it easiest to have one journal for all my writings, except my Business Journal. That has always been at the store, and now near the computer, to keep track of sales data, custom orders, and misc. want requests. 

Can I keep my "To-Do" list in my Journal?

If you're recording your to-do list in your journal, you'll need a process for checking back to be sure the items are completed.  As much as we think we'll remember the items on the list, we come to realize that's why there is a list - to keep from forgetting about an item. 

Choose a day each week to review your journals for items not checked off your list. Tag each page with unfinished items with a removeable Sticky--Note Flag. If you've completed all the items in the list, remove the flag and save for reuse. 

How Could I Track the pages that don't have unfinished items? 

One method is to put a check mark in the upper outside corner of the page that needs no attention. Keeping your journal current with check marks and flags assures you of what needs your attention and what is just journaling.

As we continue through the WIB-Network.com blog course we'll be talking about Work/Life Balance and make writing prompts available here.  Be sure and leave me any questions you might have about Journal Writing.

In the meantime, here's a few writing prompts to get you started:

  1. What are your hopes for the New Year?
  2. If you could change one thing in your daily routine, what would it be?
  3. What makes you feel loved?
  4. If you could wake up anywhere tomorrow, where would you want to be?

Enjoy and Until Next Week - - -

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