For the past month I have been journaling. Before I started I thought that journaling was writing long paragraphs about your day. This may still hold true for some, but I journal a little differently.
Here is what I put in my daily journal, and I use bullet formatting:
3 things that made me smile throughout the day
These are usually very little moments and I realized that if I don’t write them down I easily forget them.
Things I want to improve on
Criticizing yourself helps you grow
Things I think I am good at
If you write what you want to improve on it’s good to remind yourself what you’re already good at
Any ideas I have
For developing this I go through my day and I either see if I find any product that hasn’t been disrupted in awhile; or I think of anything that happened throughout my day that was kind of annoying and how to fix it.
Any blog post ideas I have
Some days are harder than others to think of things to write on here, I just write down when I have more than 1 idea for the day
A relevant quote
I end each journal entry with a relevant quote for the day. This is a nice way for me to wrap up the entry. Plus I enjoy discovering new and inspiring quotes.