Why are personal journal examples helpful?
You might be feeling like you don't know what to write about. You're convinced of the benefits of keeping a daily journal, but you're having trouble staying consistent.
Whatever your struggles, it can be helpful to see what someone else is writing.
These are a sampling of my journal entries for the past month.
What did you do yesterday? What are you planning to do today?
Yesterday, our family went walking at the park. Our son took a nap about halfway through, but enjoyed every minute of it. He said hi to everyone we passed.
Today I'm hoping we can make it to the store before it snows. We need a few things and it would be nice not to have to drive in the bad weather.
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What memory always makes you smile? Why?
I think our snowboarding trips to Colorado always make me happy. Those were fun trips because we really got to unplug from daily life. Plus the snowboarding in Colorado is pretty top notch.
What do you think is causing stress in your life? Why do you think that is?
I bring a lot of stress on myself and it's probably unnecessary. Sometimes I think my brain just needs to slow down. I can't possibly get everything done all at once and there's always more to do.
Name three things in your life that bring you happiness.
My son. Golf. Checking these off of my to-do list.
Is there anything you did the past week that you now regret? Why?
I'm not sure I regret anything, but there are things I could have done better. Raising a child can be stressful at times.
I would like to see myself improve on handling that stress. Thinking back, there's really no need to get stressed out about certain things that happen.
Imagine your life one year from now. What do you see?
I'd like to see our family make some progress toward moving into a new home. I don't think we're ready to do that yet, but the idea is getting more palatable.
What's your super power?
Without a doubt, searching Google and knowing what to look for.
Think of a happy memory of your family. Now write down the first thing that comes to mind.
Going for walks together. I love getting outside and being able to hang out together.
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Reflect on your day yesterday. Is there anything that stands out?
We made a steak dinner together. It's not something we normally do.
We seared a steak, then baked it in an oven. The taste was amazing.
What do you have on your to-do list today?
I want to get a few things done around the house. Nothing super important - mostly peace of mind things. We're expected to get snow tomorrow, so there are a few things we need to get done.
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