Well back in December 2011 I started a journal and keep up with it pretty regularly. The web site is called Penzu and I really like it. I write most every work day. I usually have a few minutes every day to write an entry, and even sometimes from home. It lets me vent my feelings, thoughts and frustrations. I find it very therapeutic. Highly recommend it! 9 hours ago
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I didn’t manage to hit my target of writing daily during the month of March, so I am going to extend this goal to the end of April, and have a check-in then.
I am also going to extend the definition of ‘journaling’ to include any entries I make on Wordpress, and any entries I make in my intuitive eating hardcopy diary. As mentioned, adding entries to goals on here will also count as journaling. 3 weeks ago
I started keeping a journal three days ago, and so far I’m doing goof. A couple of pages every day and I’m enjoying myself. I think it’s very good to write about your feelings in stead of cropping them up. 4 weeks ago
This is one of my most important goals, because I use my journal to reflect on what is happening in my day to day life, and also to provide direction for my goal setting behaviour. It gives me an opportunity to ‘ground’ myself and make concrete plans for moving forwards. So, I want to put 100% effort into achieving this goal. Most of the time, I will be writing my journal at night, normally before I go to my bed. This is simply because it is easier for me to carve out a slice of time to reflect then. However, one of my goals is to create a morning routine, and I think it will be possible to start journaling before I go to work/out for the day. I will play it by ear.
The important thing for me is to journal EVERY day. Not some days, or most days, but every day. Even if it is only for a few paragraphs, I think the grounding nature of journaling is very important. For the purposes of this goal, I am going to define ‘journaling’ as both the physical practice of writing in my journal file on the computer, and adding entries to goals here on 43 Things. Both will ‘count’ towards my daily journaling goal.
I will consider this goal met if I manage to sustain a journaling habit for over 30 days. So, on the 22nd March 2014 (my birthday, in case you were wondering why everything has a time limit set to the 22nd March!)I will look back and see if I have been journaling daily. If not, I will extend the goal timeframe another 30 days and schedule time to appraise the situation at the end of it. 2 months ago