You just started keeping a journal? Good for you! Great people should always
make sure to leave traces of their lives behind. And, you know that we all
have greatness inside. Even when you don’t share everything with the world,
writing is an important activity that keeps you calm and maintains your
The only question is: what should you include in your daily writings? Should
you just write random thoughts, or should you put some order to them? If you
remind yourself to share specific things every day, you’ll notice how you are
getting more focused and productive. Of course you can also write whatever
else comes to your mind, but these reminders will keep you on the right track.
Here are 7 things you should share with your diary every day:
1. Your Goals
It’s easier to face the challenges in your life when you know where you’re
headed to. Whenever you feel under pressure or overwhelmed, the diary will
remind you of the success you want to achieve. Write down your goals, but also
make a plan on how you want to achieve them. Then, write about your daily
actions that made sense in terms of achieving those short-term and long-term
As the great Dostoevsky wrote in his own diary, “happiness lies not in
happiness only but in the attempt to achieve it.” When you make yourself aware
that you’re not wasting your days away, but you’re doing something useful with
your life, you’ll become a happier person. The steps of the journey are more
important than the goal itself.
2. Good Moments And Failures
Failures make you stronger. It’s impossible to achieve success in every single
thing you plan. Sometimes life will hit you in ways you never expected.
Instead of throwing yourself in despair, write! Write about the things that
happened and the emotions you’re currently experiencing. These moments will
pass. Time goes by, and you’ll inevitably surpass the hardships. When you
reread your notes, you’ll remember the struggles and you’ll acknowledge the
personal growth you achieved as a result.
Of course, you’ll also write every positive experience in your day. With all
those tasks, problems, and expectations, we tend to neglect the beauty that
surrounds us. We forget about that kid we surprised and made laugh, and we
forget about the great lunch at our parents’ house. Let’s not allow that to
happen. Life is beautiful; we only have to dig a bit deeper to reveal the
moments we should celebrate. Write them down.
3. Your Ideas
Do you get those moments of enlightenment, when brilliant ideas invade your
mind? Those precious moments may be rare, but we have to make them memorable
by noting them down in the journal. When you write about your ideas, you won’t
let them fade away. As a writer at Edugeeks Club who is always in search for
inspiring thoughts I can say that this initial spark of enthusiasm can
easily evaporate if you don’t document it as soon as it appears. So make sure
to preserve it.
4. The Books You Want To Read
You come across quotes of different authors whenever you browse the Internet.
Some of them are truly powerful. Guess what: they are even more powerful when
you understand the context they come from. Create your must-read list in the
diary, and then add the impressions of the books you’re reading to it. This
will make them last.
5. The Things You Learned
Life is not all about having fun, friendships, and adventures. It’s also about
learning. You will feel much better about yourself when you become aware that
you’re learning new things every single day. Did you discover a new interest
today? Maybe you came across a news article by NASA and you didn’t understand
most of the things written in it. You realized you wanted to study the
Universe as much as you could possibly. You should share those precious
moments with your diary. With time, you’ll be ready to attend an online course
and you’ll get the knowledge you desire.
The Internet is an impressive source of knowledge. Make it a daily goal:
you’ll use it to learn something new every day and you’ll write it in the
6. Inspirational Quotes
Motivation keeps you going through life. Some quotes can remind you of all
that potential you have hidden inside, and they will inspire you to make a
step forward from the state of hiatus. Whenever you find an inspiring quote or
you hear something deep from the people who surround you, add it to the daily
If you feel discouraged at any point of your life, open the diary and find
these quotes. They will give you the strength to move on or just to recall
some worthy statements.
7. Observations Of The People Around You
We all have role models. Maybe you are still impressed by that high school
friend who always had time to study, write papers, and be the best friend to
the entire class. The presence of other people around you is a great
advantage. You can observe their behavior, analyze their personality, and
understand a lot about human psychology only if you keep those impressions
Write about the strength, bad habits, and personal drawbacks you notice in the
people you communicate with. These notes will help you dig deeper into your
own mind and soul, since you’ll notice you possess almost all those
characteristics in a mild or accentuated form.
When we try to remember few days of our past, it seems like we’ve been living
through the same patterns and routines. That’s because our memories faded
away. In reality, every day is different and we are different every day. A
diary can be a witness to our growth, struggles, and happy moments.