And so, since the beginning of this year, I have been recording a daily entry into my journal each night before I go to sleep. I have found the activity to be quite relaxing and enjoyable so far. However, I am curious about how others record entries into their journals and how they make the activity of journaling even better for them.
So Tildes, would you mind sharing with me how you record your journal and why you record it that way?
If you are having trouble coming up with an answer, here are some questions to help get you started:
How do you record entries into your journal? Chronologically? Do you have a system that you follow?
How long are your entries? Do you try to keep things minimal, or write expressively for catharsis?
Are you specific in the things that you record? Is there anything you try to include? Anything you try to exclude?
Do you prefer recording your entries onto a physical or digital medium?
Do you have any tips or tricks for journaling that you would like to share?
Finally, I would just like to say that I am specifically asking about journaling and diaries. While interesting, the bullet journal system seems to be more of a personal organizer, and not really a system for recording long-form journal entries.
However, if you have worked out some layout for your bullet journal that allows you to use it as a diary, I would love to hear about it.
Online stuff that inspired this topic:
- What tools do you use to maintain a personal log/journal?
- Do you journal about your workday? Why? What tools do you use?
- How do you keep a journal?
- What is a good journaling desktop application?
- I find journaling indispensable (on Tildes)
- The perfect notebook
- New Work Journal System
- Managing my personal knowledge base