journalingI am starting a blog series on gaining control of your life. To get the most out of the series, I recommend that you start a journal. Go out and get a  nice journal from Borders or Barnes and Nobles. You might want to also get a special pen to write with. I use a fountain pen. It gives my writing a bit more meaning. Silly perhaps, but it works for me. I don’t recommend using a computer. I know, it’s more efficient… but it’s just not the same as writing it down in a book.

During the series, I will be giving specific assignments for you to do in your journal. Here are a few tips on how to journal.

  1. Do it consistently. If you want to gain control of your life, you have to do something about it on a regular basis. If you journal often, you’ll see results faster.
  2. Journal in a place and time where you can focus. This will be different for everyone. Perhaps you can get up 15 minutes early and journal at home in the morning. If that doesn’t work, try your favorite coffee house during lunch or after work. Perhaps just before going to bed is a good time for you. Your choice. Just don’t do it at the kitchen table while trying to help the kids with their homework. You get the idea.
  3. Put on some music that inspires you.
  4. Be open and honest.
  5. Be careful what you write – Journals sometimes become public information. If  you want to write something down that you don’t want others to see, you might want to get a journal that has pages that you can rip out and then throw away. Or, get a second journal and keep a close eye on it.

That’s it. The first blog will be coming out shortly. Keep an eye out for it.

All the best,
All the time,