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Effective memory; The self-growth-journal pt 2

Back again with part two :) In this part you are going to know how to start your own journal. A journal were you’ll feel at home. One which fits exactly in your lifestyle. With all the prompts and sections you want. I have set down a concept which you can take inspiration from but I also learn you to make it yours. Because it will be your own life book. The extern brain of yours.



To start your journal,
You of course need a notebook. I prefer one, with blank pages. And a portable size. But you’ll have to figure out what works for you. After that you’ll need to find inspiration to see what you want your self-growth-journal to look like. Try youtube or Pinterest. Or look at my concept down below. Find concepts and sections you want to include in your journal such as a gratitude section, or a favorite list of things.

Once you figured out which style, concepts and sections you want to include you can start by making a index. First you have to decided how many pages each section needs. And figure out what you are going to write/draw down in that section. (I have made mine after my motivation pages ( page 1-2 ) and after my goals ( page 3-6 ), which I will explain later on) After that ,making an index is easy, write down the sections and number them by pages or just 1 till how many you have. You can be as creative as you want -> it is your journal.
After made you’re index you can start with making a begin page of each section. By writing the name of the section and/or a drawing.
Now you can set your goals( If you want to of course). This section I really recommend. Let 4-6 pages in your journal for goals. The first two pages for the big goals and the last 2-4 pages for mini-steps of those goals. For example:


Having those mini-steps will give you more motivation while on your way to the bigger goal.
About motivation; I write down motivation on the first two pages so I’ll be reminded why I am doing this and about life. Such as -> “Never, never, never give up”
So there you have your own concept. And you’ll be free to change it in time and learn about yourself and your mistakes.

MY CONCEPT
I have 6 sections;


1, Gratitude, here I write down things were I am grateful for. Such as my coffee in the morning and my friends. Also I answer questions, daily, so I can reflex back.

2, Book notes, after I read a book I will write down the lessons I learned from this book. And if it is a informatics books I will take notes after a chapter.

3, Braindome, in this section I write about situations that along my life. And how I reacted and what I will do different the next time it happens.

4, Mind extension, (oops, I wrote extansion :0) I this section I will write down notes after a video or something were I learned from. Here can I look back to and remember a lot of information.

5, Quotes, my favorite quotes I will write down in this section.

6) My freedom, I will write down things that aren’t related to the other sections.

Hope you liked my concept and got some inspiration from it :)

Finally, try to sit down once a day and write and keep your journal up-to-date. And enjoy keeping your journal, because if you don’t like it, you should try something different. Maybe a digital journal or through apps. This will improve yourself and your future.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Ingmar Heikens
11/3/2018



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