7 Keepsake Journals That Busy Moms Will Actually Use
When my twins were born, I wanted a way to reflect on our day-to-day life, to record the milestones (big and small), and to have something to pass along to them. There are obviously baby books, but those did not have the kind of daily reflection I was looking for. I am also notoriously horrible at keeping my own journal, so I knew that this was going to have to be something that would only take me a couple of minutes a day to do (especially as I had to do it for two!). What I settled on was using a weekly planner; I used the notes space to jot down a sentence or two about the day.
For those who have a similar goal, you may wish to do the same (I am a big fan of Moleskine’s Large Format Weekly Planners). Alternatively, there are some excellent journals specifically targeted to mothers, some more guided than others. They offer a great way to quickly reflect on the day and, if you want, pass along memories to your children.
Q&A a Day for Moms
by Potter Style
This new entry into Potter Style’s Q&A a Day line is perfect for busy moms who want to see how things change over a five-year period. Every page has a question at the top and space for five different answers below. The best part is that you need only write one or two sentences, making this a quick thing to do.
The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal for Mothers
by Gretchen Rubin
This is also a five-year journal. Every page has a quote or question at the top to reflect upon with a space for five different answers. Based on Rubin’s bestselling book
Happier at Home, you can begin at any point in the year and see how your family grows and evolves over the years to come.
Mom’s One Line a Day
by Chronicle Books
Five years seems to be a sweet spot for some of these journals. This cute little journal has gilded pages and spaces for five different entries per date. Unlike the two journals above, however, there are no guided prompts, so you can write one or two sentences about whatever you choose.
My Quotable Kid
by Chronicle Books
Sometimes the greatest things come directly from kids’ mouths, whether funny, poignant, or just plain amazing. This journal is set up for you to write down the quote, who said it, their age, and where they said it, recording their words for perpetuity.
Mom’s Five-Second Memory Journal
by Potter Style
This is also a guided journal, with prompts on every page. However, the dates are blank, and it doesn’t have the five-year format, making it great for people who only sporadically remember to/find time to/have time to/want to fill it in.
The Mommy Journal: Letters to Your Child
by Tracy Broy
With short, blank, undated spaces, this journal allows you to write a short memory whenever the mood strikes. There are no prompts and the date fields are left blank, so it truly conforms to how and when you want to write. There are cute little watercolors accompanying each field and quotes about children and family throughout.
The Modern Mom’s Memory Journal
by Adams Media
With a page for every day (not dated, but the day of the week is listed), this journal is heavily guided. It includes fun questions (“The best actor to play my child would be…”), questions to remember the little things (“Today my child smells like…”), and questions about you (“How much sleep did I get last night?”). There is also space at the bottom of every page for any other notes and at the end of the week for recaps.
Keep a 5 Year Journal
by Tami Taylor (Click here to see all 12 months.)
What’s a 5 year Journal?
That was my question when I first heard of it. (Ok, my first question was “five years??” Stick with me, though, it’s relatively painless. I promise.) A five year journal is, just as it sounds, a journal you keep for five years. You write just one line every day, one minute of your time – that’s all it takes. The fun part is that you record your one daily line in the same spot for five years, so where you chose to write your January 1, 2012 line is the same place you write your January 1, 2016 line. This means that each year you get to see what you wrote the previous year(s). That’s what I think the beauty of it is: seeing the comparison of the year’s entries. Here’s an example if I had done it for the past five years:
What is your number one goal this year?
January 1, 2008: Try to make Vegas feel more like ‘home. ’ January 1, 2009: Lose weight, “had a baby” isn’t an excuse 2 years later. January 1, 2010: Keep new house cleaner than the last. January 1, 2011: Be more involved at Zach’s school. January 1, 2012: Spend more time playing with Keagan.
Getting Started Step 1. Prompts or Self-Directed?
365 Questions – January
Step 2. Your “Journal”
You’ll need a place to actually keep your journaling. Here are some ideas:
- a spiral bound notebook
- a moleskin notebook
- a ‘junk journal’ or smash book
- a mini-album
- an ATC holder
- keep it with your project life or capture 365
- another altered project
- a text document on your computer
- a blog
I am keeping mine in a 7 gypsies drawer. I have a card for each day. I’ll write the questions on the front of the card–and I’ll add artwork–and the five years of answers on the back of it. I like this approach because it gives me 365 spots for doing a little art, helps me use scraps in my stash, and it provides plenty of room for writing. I even have enough room to add a photo to the front of the card. Plus, the drawer looks pretty cool on my shelf.
Step 3. Start Journaling
- Don’t worry about the fact it’s not the beginning of the year, start today or start tomorrow. I’ll admit, I didn’t start January 1st. I didn’t learn about five year journals until the 6th of the month. I’m not going to let the date stop me, though. I just answered a couple questions a night until I was caught up. The questions I compiled were chosen to be a little general, and therefore easy to play catch up with if you decide to do so.
- Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Don’t think of the ‘forest. ’ Just focus on the one line a day. If you miss a day, no one will know.. more importantly no one will care. Just catch up the next day.
- Make your journal part of your morning or evening routine. If you are keeping a notebook, keep it next to your bed. If you’re using something like I am, just keep a small stack of the coming week’s cards next to your bed with a pen.
Tami Taylor writes for Get It Scrapped!, teaches at Masterful Scrapbook Design and previously owned Creative Passion Classes.com. To learn more about Tami check out her blog, The Taylor Life.
30 Journal Prompts to Start Your Day Feeling Inspired
I have a love/hate relationship with my journal.
And I’m sure I’m not the only one. I’ve been keeping up with a diary intermittently since I was a tween as a way to unleash the clutter from my brain and better understand myself and others. In some ways, I see my journal as a friend with whom I can share my goals, fears, and sometimes seemingly empty thoughts without judgement. It helps me refocus and regroup, and holds up a mirror to my headspace, revealing what’s really going on in my brain. But a lot of the time, I’ve seen journaling as a tireless chore that led to no real answers. Plus, my journals document an incriminating record of my deepest thoughts and feelings, sometimes in sharpie. No one needs to know who I had a crush on in 2003.
So despite my greatest efforts, I’ve tried, and failed, to keep a consistent daily writing practice over the years. I’d pressure myself to fill a page with something profound every day, and instead record patches here and there between long stretches of off-the-record existing. But those times I wasn’t journaling were also the times I felt the most estranged from myself. Times I was doing more existing than truly living. I’m not the kind of person who can process my emotions in my head right away, and often times I have to get them out of me in order to understand how I really feel. These days, instead of seeing journaling as yet another obligation for self-improvement, I see it is a necessary means to understanding myself. Plus, in this act of slowing down and being present, I’ve found that no thought or moment is too small to write down.
No matter what words fall onto the page, journaling can reveal the ongoing dialogue between your past and present self, out of which greater awareness emerges.
Whether you’re into journaling or not, the benefits are undeniable. Writing things down every day not only preserves memories to look back on, but leads to inspiration, self-discovery and stronger connections to ourselves and others. Even though being present with yourself can sometimes be uncomfortable, journaling has been credited as the single most transformative ritual of so many successful people. But building this daily habit starts with letting go of your inner critic and expectations. When you’re getting out of your own way, sometimes it helps to start with a prompt to get the ball rolling.
These 30 journal prompts are topics you can explore every day in just a couple of minutes, and help you discover a greater sense of self.
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- What are five things you appreciate about yourself?
What are three great things that happened yesterday?
What are 30 things that bring you joy?
What are you looking forward to right now? If you can’t think of anything, what can you do to change that?
What is one thing under $100 that has made your life easier?
What are 10 things you’re actively enjoying about life right now?
Write about the most fun you had recently. What were you doing and who with?
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- Name the top three emotions you are feeling at the moment. What are the emotions you want to feel today?
- What is the one thing you would tell your teenage self if you could?
- What is your body craving at the moment?
- What are 10 questions you wish you had the answers to right now?
- What do you know to be true today that you didn’t know a year ago?
- What are you scared of right now?
- What’s not working in your life right now?
- Write someone a letter with whom you have an unresolved issue.
- Write about someone you miss, what do you miss about them? How do they make you feel?
- What would your ideal day look like? Where would you be, what would you be doing and who with?
- Describe your perfect home – where is it, what does it look like and who do you share it with?
- When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up and why?
- What do you need more of in your life?
- If failure wasn’t possible, what would you be doing right now?
- If you only had one year left of life, what would you do?
- In another life, who would you want to be? Write out this character, what they do for a living, their personality traits, etc.
- What’s something you wish others knew about you?
- Who is someone you admire? What qualities do you love about them?
- Who is someone you envy and why?
- What distracts you from what’s truly important each day?
- If you decided right now that you had enough money, and that you would always have enough, what would you do with your life?
- When you picture yourself 10 years from now, what do you want to have achieved and experienced?
- How do you want to contribute your talents and passions to the world? Who could be touched by you and how would it affect them?
17 Best Writing Journals on Amazon
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If you’re having trouble getting into shape, completing that pesky project, or just getting your life back on track, experts agree: Clearly stating your goals and keeping track of your progress is one of the best motivators you can find. If you really want to crush your goals, fitness, entrepreneurial, or personal, get yourself a journal and start writing in it, every day. Of course, some journals are just for writing, sketching, or notes. And that’s fine. They also make great gifts. What’s the best journal for men? We searched around and chose The SELF Journal as our Best Overall Journal for men.
The SELF Journal strikes the ideal balance between time management, goals, and gratitude. It’s a science-backed 13-week program designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. But it’s great for almost anybody who’s having trouble getting started, or staying motivated.
From scientists to fitness trainers, life coaches to job recruiters, experts around the world are practically unanimous in saying the best way to reach your goals is to spend some time with them before you try to tackle them. Think about them. Spitball them, troubleshoot them. Winnow them down to their bare essence. Think about what you really want, and why. It’s a pretty deep soul-searching process, and the best way to figure it out is to write down your thoughts.
Don’t tap them into your phone, and don’t type out a Word doc. Write it down, pen to paper. You’ll see your goals take shape and come to life. Once you know exactly what you’re trying to achieve, then it’s much easier to figure out how to get there. A journal will help you decide on a plan of attack, and stick to it.
We chose The SELF Journal as our Best Journal for Men because it lays out a plan for success. You just fill in the details. This doesn’t have to be a diary. You’re not trying to “get in touch with your feelings” or whatever (unless you are). It’s more about accountability, tracking your progress, and seeing results. It’s about crushing your goals and living your best life.
But self-improvement isn’t the only reason for a man to have a journal. Writing, drawing, sketching, or even just cutting and measuring—guys have all kinds of reasons for writing stuff down.
Check out the rest of our Best Journals for Men below
A productivity journal designed by and for entrepreneurs, The SELF Journal is used by Daymond John of Shark Tank as well as thousands of goal-smashers, executives, and fitness pros focused on tracking habits, increasing productivity, and planning projects.
More than simply a planner, each day it follows a science-backed Daily Structure for Success, including: Morning & Nightly Gratitude, Today’s Targets & Goals, a 6am-9pm daily schedule, and plenty of space for notes.
Whether you want to start a business, increase performance, get in shape, write a book, or just hold yourself accountable and get your life on track, The SELF Journal can help you hit your target in 13 weeks. It’s the perfect balance of time management, goals, and gratitude.
Get It: Pick up The SELF Journal ($32) at Amazon
Best for WeightliftersAmazon
This might be the most comprehensive workout-focused journal on the market. You get six full months of tracking—more than 180 pages of blank templates. Track every lift, every rep, every cardio session for every day of the week.
This workout journal has space to record notes, nutrition, and more. Set your goals, track your goals, and crush your goals.
Get It: Pick up The Lift Log ($20) at Amazon
Best for Drawing and SketchingAmazon
Individually stitched and bound with genuine rustic buffalo leather and 96 sheets of thick, authentic lokta paper, it’s handmade in Nepal. By buying this journal, you’re supporting Nepalese artisans and preserving a 1,000-year-old Nepalese tradition of making lokta paper by hand.
The pages are roughly cut to create unruly, untamed deckle edges, then handbound in leather with a loop closure and hand stitching. Everyone is slightly different.
Get It: Pick up the Ohm Store Lokta Journal ($22) at Amazon
Best for WritingAmazon
More than 800 reviewers rate this notebook 4. 7 stars. With lay-flat, 180-degree design and an expandable pocket for business cards, notes, and more, this is a great travel-sized journal. The pen loop is on the outside of the binding, keeping the pages from separating from the cover.
90 sheets of thick, high-quality ruled paper resist bleeding and tearing, as well as hasty, hard erasures.
Get It: Pick up the Lemome ($15; was $16) at Amazon
Best for Makers & CraftsmenAmazon
This stitched leather notebook holder comes with five Elan Field Notes memo books. It’s compatible with Moleskine’s ever-popular Cahier field books, which are far pricier. It’ll slide right down into your hip pocket.
It’s also available in a larger size, and in two additional cover designs.
Get It: Pick up the Elan Publishing Company Small Field Book ($27) at Amazon
Best for GiftingAmazon
This stylish and rustic notebook set features a front card pocket, a gold clip, an internal plastic zip pocket, and several cardholder slots. 90 refillable lined sheets make it useful for years to come.
The Gift set includes a classy black gift box and gold, leather-wrapped ballpoint pen.
Get It: Pick up the Skymark Home Leather Journal ($30) at Amazon
Perfect for fans of Game of Thrones, this is just one of 13 distinct designs by SohoSpark. It’s made of synthetic leather, so it’s cruelty-free easy to clean. And it gets a 4.8 rating on nearly 700 reviews at Amazon.
It’s refillable with plain, lined, bulleted, or graph A5-sized paper.
Get It: Pick up the SohoSpark Black Dragon Journal ($30) at Amazon
Best for Tracking Fitness & NutritionAmazon
Research shows tracking your daily exercise and food in a fitness journal helps you reach your goals sooner—and maintain your results for the long term. This workout and food journal includes 66 dual-page spreads.
Whether you’re doing cardio, weightlifting, or CrossFit, you can track information like which muscle groups you’re working on, the specific exercises you’re doing, and how many sets you performed. And log your food/calorie intake.
Get It: Pick up the NewMe Fitness Workout Logbook ($15) at Amazon
The best-selling—and most-reviewed—journal on Amazon is the one that sets the standard. Of course, Moleskine quality is legendary. The Classic Collection features bold new colors and a variety of page layouts to choose from.
Includes all the characteristic elements of the legendary Moleskine: rounded corners, ivory pages, elastic closure, bookmark ribbon, and expandable back pocket, enclosed within a colorful hardcover.
Get It: Pick up the Moleskine Large Classic ($20) at Amazon
In the market for a large, writer-friendly journal? This soft leather cover comes with 100 sheets of 100gsm paper—but its innovative design lets you swap in notebooks any time you need new paper.
Made of crazy horse leather that will age with character, the binding has a lay-flat design to allow you to write all night long.
Get It: Pick up the Poromo Leather Journal ($27) at Amazon
This compact, passport-sized leather journal fits in pockets, bags, or backpacks. It measures 5.4″x4.3″, it fits most A6 notebooks. They’re bound with elastic straps in the binding that allow for simple refilling and easy customization.
Ideal as an EDC item, it includes three paper packs: cream unlined, cream lined, and brown plain. It also sports a PVC zipper pocket and comes with a pen.
Get It: Pick up the Sovereign-Gear Passport Pocket Journal ($20) at Amazon
If you’re looking for a quality, no-frills notebook, look no further than Amazon’s house brand. With 240 ruled pages, it’s ideal for the office, the trip, or the workshop. It has a cardboard-bound cover and acid-free paper.
Expandable inner pocket lets you stash notes, cards, or whatever.
Get It: Pick up the Classic Lined Notebook ($9) at Amazon
Best Business JournalAmazon
Sometimes you want to keep your personal writings and information a secret. It’s especially important in business. This locking binder journal should do the trick. You could spend far more on a business notebook.
And because it’s a binder, you can refill it with most any A5 size paper.
Get It: Pick up this Too Personal A5 Combination Lock Journal ($28) at Amazon
Stay organized wherever life takes you. Perfect for travelers and those juggling multiple projects, use it for daily reminders, as a personal journal, as a quick sketchbook, and more.
Four elastics in the spine hold the included three binds of 100gsm paper: one each of Ruled, Plain, and Graph. It also includes a PVC zip pouch, pen, and binder clip.
Get It: Pick up the Newestor Traveler’s Notebook ($26; with $30) at Amazon
Best Planner for MotivationAmazon
Got big plans and dreams but aren’t sure how to achieve them? This guided planner and journal balances goals with tasks to give you the structure you need to do more than just get through each day. It uses a minimalist approach to prioritize and plan. With goal tracking, gratitude journaling, and the occasional affirmation, it will help you improve your attitude and mindset.
The tracker breaks down your goals into monthly, weekly, and daily steps, then tracks your progress to give keep you accountable to follow through.
Get It: Pick up the Goal Crazy Planner ($24) at Amazon
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Available in several colors, this San Francisco company gets high marks from reviewers who tried it as an alternative to Moleskine. It’s got a professional, distinguished appearance with 96 sheets of lined paper, making it perfect for the office or for work travel.
Bound with a hardcover with an internal accordion pocket, right now all colors of this A5 size are 41 percent off.
Get It: Pick up the Minimalism Art A5 ($8) at Amazon
Wrapped in supple genuine leather, this notebook features 120 sheets of blank, off-white 120 gsm paper that’s hand-crafted with recycled cotton, so it’s acid- and tree-free. The hand-cut asymmetric flap and cover with hand-stitched Coptic leather binding secures the pages firmly.
All Moonster products are ethically sourced and fairly traded. With every journal purchased, Moonster donates a percentage of profits to Tehila, a non-profit organization in Zambia that promotes the prevention of child cruelty.
Get It: Pick up the Moonster Leather Journal Writing Notebook ($22) at Amazon
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The Mann, Ivanov & Ferber Publishing House presents the book by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman, The Diary of a Stoic. 366 questions to yourself ”(translated by Evgeny Ponikarov).
Stoicism is much more than a collection of rules or hackneyed phrases. It’s a set of ongoing exercises: systems for reducing fear, ideas for dealing with destructive thoughts, reminders of ways to resist temptation, and ways to confront toxic people.You will find 52 such exercises in this book – one for each week of the year. Start writing twice a day in the Stoic Diary, answering important and deep questions, and you will gain new footholds, learn to look at things differently, get role models, and learn basic Stoic practices such as sharing control, focusing in the present moment and testing your feelings.
Each week of the year, according to the authors of the book, can be devoted to reflections on any topic.Narrower questions within the selected topic are distributed by days of the week. The reader is advised, like the ancient Stoics, to devote specially allocated time for morning and evening reflections to these questions and, if possible, record the results in a diary.
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with a part of the book.
Learn to love
The stoic idea of συμπάθεια, sympateia , that we are all part of a single whole and are connected by mutual interests and connections, is more than the golden rule.Don’t treat others the way you would like them to treat you – treat them like yourself, because we are all part of the same whole. Seneca said: whenever he encountered another person, he saw an opportunity for kindness. He learned from Hecaton that there is only one way to be loved – to love others. Who can you give love to this week? How are you willing to demonstrate your kindness? How can you show your feelings for strangers, friends, family? How do you convey to them your belief that we are all part of one whole?
Hecaton says: “I will indicate a love spell without any medicine, without herbs, without spells of the healer.If you want to be loved, love ”.
Seneca. Moral letters to Lucilius. 9.6
Let the benefit be likened to a deeply buried treasure, which can be obtained in case of emergency. <...> Nature commands me to benefit people … The case of charity is presented wherever there is a person .
Seneca. About a happy life. 24.2–3
Nature, from one and the same created us and destined for one, gave birth to us as brothers.She put mutual love in us, made us sociable .
Seneca. Moral letters to Lucilius. 95.52
October 8. Is there anything more attractive than wisdom?
October 9. Have I set my own standards and adhere to them?
October 10. What do my principles tell me about resilience and perseverance?
October 11. Is honesty in my blood?
October 12. Am I able not to seek love, but to be the first to give it?
October 13.Has revenge ever done anything better?
October 14. What if not getting angry, but offering help?
Make honesty your policy
Marcus Aurelius was emperor, and therefore respectable people rarely appeared around him. Malice, greed, and deceit flourished at court; each sold friends easily, as soon as there was an opportunity to advance himself. But the philosopher especially did not like demonstrative decency.He believed that by saying “I’ll be honest with you,” you are admitting that honesty is the exception for you, not the rule. How sad is that? Time to think about what such small statements say about us and make sure that our default policy is honesty and straightforwardness.
How much spoiled and ostentatious is in the one who says: “You know, I’d rather be with you simply.” What are you, man, doing? There is no need to speak in advance – it will appear right there; it must be written right on the face, so that it is right in the voice, so that it emanates directly from the eyes – so the beloved immediately recognizes everything in the gaze of the lover.In general, simple and solid should be like a stinking one, so that the one standing next to him, whether he wants or does not want to, will immediately feel it. And diligence is a knife to simplicity. There is nothing more shameful than wolf friendship. Avoid this most of all. Solid, simple, benevolent by the eyes are visible – they will not hide .
Marcus Aurelius. Reflections. 11.15
And then, to cling to friends, to rejoice in their actions as their own – this is in accordance with nature. Otherwise, we would be deprived of virtue, which is strong in everyday exercise .
Seneca. Moral letters to Lucilius. 109.15
October 15. Will I give people the credit?
October 16. How can I share the philosophy that has helped me so much?
October 17. How can I demonstrate kindness to other people?
October 18. Am I avoiding false friendships and bad influences?
October 19. What good habit can I supplant a bad one today?
October 20. Are my principles manifesting in my life?
October 21.Can I do the right thing and not worry about my reputation?
Build, don’t destroy
What could be worse for a productive work than a team in which bullying and the desire to assert their superiority are considered the norm? Leaders sometimes think building people, keeping them in line, and keeping them in line at all times is part of leadership responsibilities. However, such treatment of subordinates is surprisingly counterproductive.Pete Carroll, coach of the Seattle Seahawks , asks: if self-confidence is so important to players, why is the coach doing his best to destroy it?
Marcus Aurelius could take the life of almost any person at will, but he almost never did it. He reminded himself that it is better to create: to find and unite supporters, to be humble, tolerant and ready to face trouble. We are created for cooperation (συνεργία, synergy ) and joint activities (πράξειςκοινωνικὰς ἀποδιδόναι, praxeis koinonikas apodidonai ).Let’s think about it: How can we maintain self-confidence in others? How can you find something for yourself?
There are people who surpass you in the art of wrestling. But let no one surpass you in devotion to the common good, in modesty, in obedience to everything that happens, in condescension to the errors of others .
Marcus Aurelius. Reflections. 7.52
When you reluctantly rise from sleep, remember that, according to your inherent structure and human nature, your purpose is the pursuit of the common good; sleep is also something inherent in unreasonable creatures.The same thing that is in accordance with the nature of each, most befits him, the most appropriate, even the most attractive for him .
Marcus Aurelius. Reflections. 8.12
October 22. Am I really cultivating or am I just flattering my vanity?
23 October. Am I showing my best qualities?
October 24. What is good inside me?
Can I bring it out?
October 25. What are my tasks in life?
October 26.Are my goals natural, moral and rational?
October 27. What went wrong with me: bad deeds or wrong choices?
October 28. How can I become a part of something bigger?
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It turns out that he himself set fire to the grass in order to let the oncoming fall. The fire went towards, flared up with greater force and … stopped. It really worked! He gave the command to the volunteers to stay and control, so that everything here does not flare up again.And we went on to a high slope, where another fire was observed, and beyond it another and another. We were everywhere next to those who extinguished. The correspondent even melted the sole of his sneakers, his feet burned the coals from the burning trees. Everyone was exhausted but happy that they could help.
Towards 3 o’clock in the afternoon, when the fires died down, the command sounded to go to lunch. But everyone went not to the village, but to an impromptu kitchen, organized literally 300 meters from the hearth by women, as they called themselves, “the club of mothers with many children.”They brought the children hot food, tea, cookies and watermelon. He was then in nature, when there was only one taste of burning in his mouth, seemed to me the sweetest and tastiest in the world.
It was the 9th day of extinguishing in the Khaibulli region. There were 15 minutes left until midnight. The group returned to our makeshift camp again. They were exhausted. Someone was shaking with fatigue, someone could hardly stand on their feet, their eyelids closed themselves, everyone was tired, wanted to sleep. Then from the commander’s radio it sounds that they are launching an oncoming fire and that it is urgently necessary to strengthen the night watch.Volunteers cannot, they cannot cope, it is dangerous. Only the Ministry of Emergency Situations remains. The commander gives the command to split equally. The youngest and those who still have strength – 15 minutes for a snack, and then again guard the territory for the whole night so that all the work that we have been doing all day is not in vain and the fire does not cross the mineralized strip.
I looked at these brave guys, and time seemed to stand still. They decided who would stay and who would move on. Without arguing and swearing, no matches were drawn.We made a choice ourselves. Then I started to respect them even more. And I realized that my goal is to defend the honor of each member of this team. And we defended that night too!
How to keep a personal diary: 4 template ideasReading Time: 4 min.
Why is it so useful and important to write down your thoughts in a journal? The article contains ready-made templates on how to keep a personal diary.
Keeping a personal journal is a very good skill. Most great people kept personal diaries. For a blogger, author of bright texts, a writer, a coach, this is a wonderful tool for work.
In this article I want to give some tips and templates on how to properly keep a personal diary.
For businessmen, the foundation of their activity is the “business card”.
Without figures that show the efficiency of a business every day, it is impossible to understand whether there is a profit or loss.
Without a personal diary, it is impossible to understand what kind of life a person lives. Sometimes it seems to me that everything is bad. Several hours pass and life seems wonderful.And what in fact?
When you learn how to keep a personal diary and start doing it every day, you will be able to “count your life”.
What you can count – that you can control.
Even emotions can be counted. Very simple. For example, you are now experiencing both interest and boredom at the same time. On the one hand, the topic is important and useful. On the other hand, there are already much more letters than in the usual Instagram post….
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Keeping a diary means deciding that your life is terribly exciting. – Frederic Beigbeder
In this article, I want to share a few tools on how to keep a personal journal. This is an opportunity to “count” everything and then manage it all. It’s your life. And only you can describe it, rewrite it and then improve it.
Here’s what it says about keeping a personal journal on Wikipedia.
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Diary – a set of fragmentary entries that are made for oneself, are kept regularly and are most often accompanied by a date. Such records (“notes”) organize individual experience and, as a written genre, accompany the formation of individuality in culture, the formation of “I” – in parallel with them, forms of memoirism and autobiography develop.
How to keep a personal journal in coaching and self-coaching
Keeping a diary means deciding that your life is terribly exciting.
– Frederic Beigbeder
Why keep your diary? At the moment of writing down one’s goals, thoughts, decisions, there is a “magic” of transforming thoughts into real physical changes in the world. Pen on paper or on a tablet. Or type on a computer or even dictate using a dictaphone. Thought turns into something physical. You can listen to it or read it again.
If you are a coach or work with a coach, be sure to write down the main ideas that are heard during the coach session.If this is self-coaching, it is very important and helpful to keep a personal journal.
Changing the order of words in a sentence can completely change the meaning. “Execution cannot be pardoned” is the most striking example of the fact that a change, even in the pauses between words, changes the meaning.
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Templates for a personal diary
How to properly keep a personal diary for an adult, so that it is as useful as possible? There are several templates to help you keep a personal journal.These questions will direct your thoughts in a positive and developmentally beneficial direction.Should you keep a personal diary in the modern world? Definitely yes! This will help you better understand yourself and your emotions.
Template # 1 – five minutes in the morning
What I am grateful for in my life:
What important thing will I do today? What will make this day unique?
My motto of the day (affirmation).You can choose some kind of quote from great personalities.
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Template # 2 – five minutes in the evening
What events happened today?
What could I have done better?
Template # 3 – Day Analysis
What victories and achievements were there today?
How did I do it?
How can I enhance this positive effect in my life?
Template # 4 – day description
Where was I today?
Who did I see today?
My mood (emotions) today and why?
What are my achievements today?
What did I eat today? For those who want to analyze the relationship between food and emotional state.
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Walk into the future
It is very useful to take a “walk into the future” after any analysis of the past. Remember your dreams and goals and immerse yourself in them. See and feel like you’ve achieved your goals. Feel their attraction and awaken your desire, passion and obsession to act to achieve them.
Walking into the Future is one of the most powerful coaching tools around. First you need to see what you want to create. Then, awaken in yourself the desire to act to achieve your dreams. Create obsession and passion. And go for it!
How do I start keeping a diary?
A great way to keep a personal journal is to reflect on a quote every day. You take a quote from one of the great people and reflect on the quote in your diary. Just recently, I studied the quotes of Arnold Schwarzenegger in this way and wrote an article on this topic: Arnold Schwarzenegger is your personal mentor: the rules of life and quotes.
Another good way to start keeping a journal is through the daily reporting system in training and online programs. In my 30-day online training “Take Action! Double up! X2 ”participants write daily reports. They check and evaluate each other’s reports and provide constructive advice. In 30 days, the skill of doing this develops. Many members have continued to keep their Daily Success Diaries for years and share them with classmates.
I am waiting for you at the program “Act! Double up! X2 “.It starts on the first day of every month. You can read the reviews of the participants on the landing page.
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President of the International Professional Coaches and Trainers Association. Honorary Professor of SYNERGY Business School. Trained over 5000 business trainers and coaches. Clients: Procter & Gamble, Deloitte, AVON, MTC, etc. Author of 15 bestsellers.
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