One of the hardest things to decide when you start journaling is what, exactly, are you going to journal about? The common way to start is to record the things that happen during your day and how you feel about them (think diary entries in one of those little daily diaries with the lock). But that can get boring in a hurry, and more than one person I know abandoned their journal because they didn’t know what else to do with it.
A journal should be a place of self-discovery – a safe place to question your thoughts and feelings, and yes, even to write down what happens during your day if it has meaning. It makes sense, then, to use your journal as a place to answer those questions. This can be especially handy if you’re working toward a goal and need a place away from prying eyes to figure things out.
Here are four questions you can start with: