When I was a young girl, I kept a diary filled with musings of friends, childhood crushes, and other things with which a twelve year old would concern herself. Nowadays, I keep a journal that is part of my daily “me” time. Everyday, I spend at least 30 minutes writing in my journal in addition to reading something that will contribute to my personal development. I’ve found that the longer I have kept up this discipline, the easier it has become to set aside the time.
What do I write in my journal? It’s different from my childhood diary because my journal provides an outlet for me to work through the issues of that particular day. This could be an important decision that I’m contemplating, a situation that I need to handle, the right course of action that I need to take, or even just a recap of the events of my day. Regardless the topic, I consider my journaling time sacred. Getting your thoughts done on paper provides clarity for making decisions.
I encourage you to take 30 minutes out of your day and devote it to you. You deserve it! Journaling is a great way to express yourself and your feelings about any number of things. There are no rules. You have free reign over what you want to write. Try it! You’ll be glad that you did.