Personal Journal - Walking through life with a notebook in hand.

Ethiopia
January 11, 2016 9:28pm CST
I recently started having my journal, and I take it anywhere. Everytime I learn something from others, I write it down. Whenever I meet interesting people, I draw a rough sketch of them in my journal and write down some interesting points about them. I can see that having one can be useful in our lifelong learning. I recommend people to have their own journal as well. You will be surprised of how much you can learn and retain that knowledge long term. Kudos~
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• Philippines
21 Jan 16
wow good to know you are now writing a journal about your experiences and about your life as well. It's a good thing to look back to after a period of time when you want to refresh all the good things that has happened to you as well as the happy moments you've had. good luck with your journal friend!
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• Ethiopia
22 Jan 16
Thanks! I do fancy writing in my journal and I know it can help me in the future as I recall them. Kudos~!
• United States
2 Feb 16
Hi there @BigMoney25 I also find when I look back in reflection by reading an entry (I have been keeping a journal for nearly 4 decades now) that if the lesson that was in the experience STILL has yet to be realized, and that does happen in many situations we experience, I need to focus better, improve my own maturation process and find a median within my cognitive construct to keep improving even if back sliding is bound to occur . . .
@Missmwngi (9694)
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jan 16
Thats a good way of learning
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• United States
2 Feb 16
It is @Missmwngi I find it serves as a constant reminder of how to be when we were reacting another way the first time something happened to us, we can use the journal as a guide to not repeat the same if it was a mistake OR use the journal entry of the first time as an incentive to keep striving for the best if the first time only got us a little further in our goals . . .
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@Missmwngi (9694)
• Nairobi, Kenya
3 Feb 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I hope so far so good with his journal
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@TheHorse (52753)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Jan 16
I sort of have a mental journal. I try to learn something from every interaction.
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• United States
2 Feb 16
Now the idea of keeping those interactions, lessons learned, new discoveries compartmentalized and able to be accessed at will is KUDOS to coping with life the best way one can, thanks for sharing this tidbit of you and have a great day @TheHorse
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@cherriefic (4279)
• Baguio, Philippines
12 Jan 16
That's a good way to record your life events and people that you meet. I also have one and it comes handy when I need to look back.
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@maezee (27764)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Journaling is awesome; if you have energy to devote to it, I would say GO FOR IT! I have journals from ten years ago when I was a teen, and it's so interesting to read my persepctive on life. It probably will help you develop / hone in on your writing skills, too.
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• Ethiopia
22 Jan 16
True, it shows me actually how I am maturing and becoming better as an individual, of course, it hones my writing skills too. Thanks for your response!
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• United States
2 Feb 16
Yes that is exactly what I find so fascinating about journaling for anyone who wants to see a pattern of change happening when they are so certain everything has stayed the same . . . @GopherDanny
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• United States
2 Feb 16
KUDOS to you too my friend @GopherDanny I actually have been keeping a journal almost 4 decades now and I turned a portion of the material in a self help book that was published in 2003 . . . The idea of looking back on what was once an original act of happening or reacting is a great guide for looking at things from more mature eyes later on, thanks for sharing !