Your Journal in a BoxTM – The One You Own

Getting in the water

This could be your first adventure in journal writing or it could be a tributary you are exploring in your long stream of journal keeping. Either way, there are a few things about your Journal in a BoxTM which will help make your trip an exciting undertaking

Each section of your Journal in a BoxTM is designed to help when you mosey down the lazy waters or to assist as you run the rapids of daily living.

Exploring your journal

One of the essential oars we have discovered in our own adventures in journal writing is that you become more alert to life’s daily happenings when you know you are going to be writing about them. And yes, you become adept at noting the shoreline sights of peaceful floating as well as the grand boulders which must be navigated in the exhilarating rush through the narrow straights and white water moments.

So, go ahead, take a few minutes to explore the various sections of your Journal in a BoxTM. Think about the things you can simply check off concerning how your day was spent. Decide if you want to tell more about any of those checked items or if there is a totally different aspect of the day just flowing or bubbling to be written.

Enjoying the adventure

Did you discover there are some items in your Journal in a BoxTM which don’t apply to your day at all? There are a couple of different things you can do. One is to skip it. Yes, just leave that space blank and continue your journey. Perhaps that space will be all important on another day. If it doesn’t apply today there is nothing wrong with leaving the space blank. There are times when getting on the bank and watching the water flow by are not only acceptable but recommended.

Another thing you can do with a particular space or wording which doesn’t seem to apply is to change it. Be sure you have on your life jacket of change and feel free to scratch out, rewrite or erase as necessary. You didn’t notice an item of spiritual importance today? What if you changed the word Spiritual to Utmost. See how that changes things? A few other words you could substitute there are Earthly, Child-like, Scientific, Godly, and so on. Didn’t go to work or school today? Change the word in that section to reflect where you did go.

Steering your way

You are encouraged to use your Journal in a BoxTM in ways best suited to your nature, your sense of humor, your fluctuating need for ease or creativity, your alternating moods or whims, your highs or lows and your own sense of what just seems right to write. You are in the stern, you have the paddle of your Journal in a BoxTM. Feel free to steer it the way you want or need it to go.

Landing the information you need

Use all the resources available here on the Journal in a BoxTM website. Check out the various blog categories and look for the information most important to you.

Cast your fishing line and delve around on the home page, catch the sign up link for the enlightening newsletter designed to encourage your personal journaling efforts.

You are also invited to contact any of the Journal Guides with questions concerning use of your journal. Go to the about page and pick a Journal Guide, send him or her an email and you will receive an answer. These are real people with real answers and a heartfelt desire to help you get the most out of your journal. This service is presently being offered at no charge.

Bonus information

The technique used to write the post you have just read is analogy. Analogy is a fun and interesting way to write in your journal too. Not only will it be enjoyable as you write but also quite interesting in later reading.

Try:

It was like a circus around here today. In center ring was. . .

This day was quite tense. It could have been a court room experience with Dan playing judge and the girls in HR as jury . . .

Ah, nothing like sitting on the bank and doing a bit of fishing. I threw the line out and caught some information bound to . . .

 

As a lover of words, pens, paper and the dictionary I'm a natural for journal writing. But, I wasn't always faithful to the task and had to learn the hard way. Some trial and error as well as input from my journal writing friends helped move me along. I have a burning desire to help people who want to use and get the most out of their journals and diaries. I see journal writing as a self improvement tool and a way to avoid costly mistakes, bad relationships and my stinky-self. Finding my kindly self is part of the journey which keeps me writing. I Journalate and so can you.

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