People who keep journals are weird. We prepare to live in the past even as we are living in the moment. We document our activities so that we can relive them in the future and share them with others.
For those of you who would like to become just as weird as the rest of us, but struggle to keep a journal, here are some hopefully helpful tips about journaling.
According to Journal Saves, a lot of people don’t journal because they let their inner Grammar Nazi take over. They don’t feel their writing is very good and so they just don’t write.
The truth is that probably no one will be reading your journals except you. Even though we’re our own harshest critics, let it go. Years from now, you’ll be laughing (or crying) as you remember the goat eating your couch and you probably won’t be as focused on your Grammar.
“There are basically two different types of journal mediums: analog and digital,” according to the Art of Manliness.
You can go the traditional route with pen and paper, or you can upgrade to the new and ever-upgrading world of technology. The millennial generation has some of the fastest thumbs I’ve ever seen. Try opening up a new note on your phone and text away.
According to Journal Saves, writing on location is sometimes the best way to journal and retain memories. Write on a napkin or a flier from wherever you were that day and it will transport you back to that place more effectively than a normal piece of paper might.
Make journaling a habit and you’ll be surprised by how much you’ll remember in the future through the use of a journal. Try these strategies and become a weirdo like the rest of journal writers.