Sometime ago I read about the benefits of daily journaling such as
improve one’s clarity and focus
help form habits
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!