journal is different from a diary. Diaries keep track
of what's going on around you. Journals help you reflect
on what's going on within you. Keeping a journal is
like carrying on a continuing conversation with yourself.
can be a doorway to growth. Through journaling you
can get more in touch with what you really believe
and feel about what's happening around you. It can
help you get to better know yourself, your world,
and your values.
do you start? Journaling involves just two simple
steps. First, set aside a bit of time each day. Second,
let what's in your head and heart flow. What you write
doesn't need to be deep or profound or earth-shattering.
It just needs to be you!
service learning experiences can provide you with
lots of material. Write about your day's experiences
and your reactions. Jot down the sights and sounds,
tastes and smells, experiences and feelings that came
your way today, and lingered on.
you think of something to write about during the day
and you don't have time to make a full entry, pull
out your journal or scribble a quick note to yourself--jot
down a few key words that will help you to recall
the thought or feeling. Journals are a great place
to pack away thoughts for later on.
you think best in sentences and paragraphs, write
that way. If key words and phrases work for you, do
that. And, if your mind connects best with color and
line, draw your way to a successful journal.
remember that journaling should also be fun and relaxing
-- and make it so!