I always get super excited about the arrival of December. There are two reasons for the excitement, the first reason is that December is the holiday season – Christmas & second is that it is usually around this time that I place an order for my Journals for the New Year.
I have always been into keeping Journals ever since my school days. It all began with writing the silliest of things like conversations I had with my friends, what happened at school, pasting pictures of my crush from the Boy Bands then, so on & so forth.
It then moved on to my hopes & dreams I had for my future life, what I wanted to be when I grew up ( I wanted to be a Journalist then), to shortlist of the Universities that I wished to attend, Graduation day, getting a Job, etc.
I don’t really maintain a daily journal but jot down things that I feel I really wish to have as a part of memories. Sometimes, I paste a picture taken from that day. I did consider having an online diary, but there is magic in writing I feel.
I have a ritual for every Christmas day ( There is just something magical about that day, isn’t it?)
I start writing in my Journal from Christmas day. I make a list of things I hope to achieve in the coming year. All my hopes, dreams, Aspirations.
I also make a note of all the good things that have happened to me during the year that passed & go through the list I had made the past Christmas & review the things I had jotted down to be achieved.
It is so interesting to see the change within yourself sometimes. Sometimes our dreams, hopes & aspirations change too. Not always, but sometimes.
I also have a Gratitude Journal. I write down five things everyday that I am grateful for. Helps me be mindful of my blessings everyday.
Journaling is really a fun activity, you can be as creative with it as you like. May be this year, I will post pictures of my Journal (I am not the most creative person I know, but I will try and be this time around)
Do you guys keep a Journal? What do you jot down? I would love to know, leave me links if you’ve done a post on your Journal down below, pictures too if you like in the Comments section!