Sometime ago I read about the benefits of daily journaling such as
- improve one’s clarity and focus
- help form habits
- progress tracker
That it is one of the most life changing habit you can acquire. But it is also one that most people have tried and failed … several times.
I was never one to write about anything … I mean I reply to messages, emails … but these are not the same as writing.
As I write this post, and with the title “journaling to blogging” I’m happy 😃 that I’ve made the first small step 👣.
2 things that really worked for me
1: Use electronic medium such as Post-it, sticky note apps available. Why? As I mentioned I’ve never kept a diary or had the habit of writing. But I use my iPhone everyday to text … WhatsApp, emails and now even for WordPress.
My takeaway therefore is don’t buy a notebook or use a notebook when starting out. Because it’s intimidating to see empty pages. And I’m not used to handwriting now … on the other hand texting is something I am comfortable, I can delete what I don’t like, use emojis 👈🏻 this is important!
2: Don’t fret about what to write, if it’s too mundane, it’s not worth writing.
Again because I’m using a digital journal, I can capture photos and use them in my writing. Photos help fill up empty space and are catalysts for writing ideas 💡
And so as I made traction in journaling, I also started my blogging journey.
To all those who’ve followed or liked, I want to say thank you 😊, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
This is not a paid review for post-it or any sticky notes!