Journaling has been a favourite activity for many of us. Be it a diary you maintain everyday, or a bullet journal you maintain for your to-do lists, your daily/weekly/monthly goals, it’s something most of us have made an important part of our daily lives.
Writing my innermost thoughts in my diary relieves me from stress that I don’t wish to share with others. It also helps when I make some goals and need to have a clear picture of where I stand and what I need to work on.
It’s a lot like sharing stuff with your friend/mentor without the fear of being judged or your secrets revealed!
Journalling everyday is like sharing with your closest friend your everyday stuff, some secrets, daily anecdotes–stuff that makes for wonderful reading when you find yourself sitting idle.
It also helps you get over issues that bother you everyday. You express your stress through words, which often helps you find solutions to your problems. At times, it helps you realise how there have been no problems at all!
Maintaining a daily diary helps tremendously if you are an introvert (like yours truly) and prefer your own company. If there are issues bothering you, which you would rather puzzle out on your own, just share them with your diary and it will help you find comfort among its pages.
A bullet journal helps if you like planning. Preparing daily to-do lists, to writing your weekly or monthly goals that you wish to accomplish, bullet journaling is one of the best ways to not only get a clear picture of all that you wish to fulfil, but also improves your productivity because it makes you accountable to yourself.
All you need for a bullet journal is a book and a pen and you are ready to go.
Sharing today an article for bullet journaling especially for bloggers written by my blogger friend and mentor, Shailaja Vishwanath. She gives a detailed lesson on how to create a bullet journal and how it will help you plan for the future and also improve your productivity.
TIPS TO USE A JOURNAL:
- Use a Bullet Journal to plan your goals, whatever they may be. Even if you aren’t working, you could think of something you need to do for yourself and work around it.
- Using the bullet journal definitely helps us work harder and make an intelligent use of our time, in turn improving our productivity and giving us a clarity regarding things we need to accomplish.
- Write a letter to yourself in your Daily Journal. A letter telling yourself how proud you are of the person you have become, and how much YOU matter.
Gift yourself a journal today. The varieties that are available are mind-boggling. You won’t be able to make up your mind which one to pick and which one to let go! It will be one of the best things you would be doing for yourself, you know!
I am participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge, and my theme this year is, ‘SELF-CARE’.
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