Legal pads, spiral notebooks, 99-cent composition books, and even an online blog (private or public) are some perfect examples of tools to journal with. If it is perfect for you, then it is - - perfect. Sometimes I think we put too much emphasis in the actual tool and less on the pages. One can start a journal on loose pages, and eventually place the current thoughts in that hardbound monogrammed leather journal. For now - - get to writing.
|Just one of many around my home|
Write about your feelings: Who are you? How are you today? What is going on around you that makes you happy or sad? Write a letter to yourself on your birthday. Introduce yourself to - - you!
Your life story: We all have one. They may be funny or sad, as well as incidents that changed our lives.
Opinions: Do you have a passion and a particular point of view about something as large as our world or something close and intimate as your family?
A Person: Journal a few pages or more of one very influential person who changed your life, made your life better, such as a grandparent or teacher. Perhaps it could be your children or grandchildren. You would be leaving a gift to your children long after you are gone.
Struggles and Serenity: Putting them into words and onto paper, while allowing them to unfold in time; is an ideal way to stay balanced.
A few words here, and a paragraph there. Let journaling, in your own words, influence your life.