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How to keep a journal

1 min, 56 sec read
10:00 AM | 23 January 2017
by Saadia Osman
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Become an FR Writer

Saadia Osman, a student at Royal Holloway, gives her top tips for people wanting to keep a journal.

Can't keep up your journaling? Here are eight things to help you keep it up:


FIGURE OUT A WINNING FORMULA

Look back at your entries and think about when you write best. It might be when you’re in a specific mood when you’re alone or maybe just when your schedule is less busy. Once you understand how and when you write best, it will be much easier to get it done.

"Understand how and when you write best."


RETHINK YOUR WRITING SCHEDULE

Most people stop journaling because they feel like it's a burden. You can combat this by splitting your entries into sections of the day, so when you begin an entry don’t feel obliged to finish it in one sitting.

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