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How to keep a journal
How I did it: I started when I was 18, and I couldn't tell you why I began keeping a journal. I just picked up a pen, and started writing. My first post is about a girl in my English class. I thought she had one of the most amazing smiles and personalities ever. (No, I'm not going to reveal her name.) But ever since then, I would write periodically on whatever was on my mind at the time. I think my early writings were done out of boredom, because they were few and far in between one another, and were about some of the most random topics. (the girl in my English class, not being able to find a specific pair of shoes at the mall, even how much I hated visiting a distant relative).Later, my entries were more detailed and intimate. I began recording future goals, and tracking my progress to achieving them, to recording outings and experiences with friends, dates with girlfriends, my thoughts on life, personal philosophies, and any and everything that I saw, thought, smelled, tasted or touched. Journal writing has become an integral part of my day, so much that I cannot conclude any day without writing at least once. I've never had to force myself to do it, I've always looked forward to writing.
Lessons & tips: If your journal is too large, or if your entries are far too intimate and personal to keep on your person at all times, I would suggest keeping a smaller notepad in your pocket to jot down the many ideas, thoughts or occurrences as they happen, and at the end of the day, elaborate on your thoughts in your journal. Also, choose a place that's free of distractions and interruptions. If you're entries are of a very personal nature, write in a place where you're sure no one will bother you. It takes away from your focus when you're worried about people hovering over your shoulder or walking in unannounced as you're collecting your thoughts. And when you write, just be yourself. Never worry about structure, organization or proper grammar and punctuation. Write whatever comes to mind, as it comes to mind. If it doesn't sound right, no worries. Journal writing is about conveying your feelings in a way that's sincere. You'll find (as I have) that writing this way will provide solutions and answers to a lot of the things that are troubling your conscious mind.
Resources: Having a quiet place to write and think was the most beneficial. I chose the park to write. It was peaceful, calm, and no one ever distributed me while I was there.
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