How to Actually Maintain a Journal

I am a person who loves journaling, but has done it on and off throughout my life and wished I were more consistent. At the start of 2018, I started using a 5-year Q&A journal. This journal asks you a question each day and only gives you a few lines to answer, so there is less pressure to write so much each day. The cool part a five-year journal is that you answer the same question for each date, so you can go back and compare how your answers to a particular question differ from Feb 26th 2018, to Feb 26th 2019, etc. The question themselves are also very interesting and range from silly to more thought-provoking queries. A few of my favorite questions thus far have been:

January 1: What is your mission?

January 11: Today you lost ______.

January 22: Are you seeking security or adventure?

February 15: Write down the cure for a broken heart.

February 19: Who is the craziest person in your life?

March 7: It’s not a good idea to experiment with ______.

March 15: What do you not want to talk about?

Happy journaling!

 

Obianuju Enworom

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