Journaling For A Frugal, More Productive Life

Keeping a journal both inspires me and helps to keep me organized and moving forward in my life. Something about writing things down makes them much clearer to me. I used to think that journaling had to be a record of the days’ events or some deep ruminations about my life. That wasn’t really for me, at least not day after day. Sometimes I’d get mad and blow off steam on the page, but I could never sustain the journaling habit.

Then one day I made a commitment to simply journal about whatever I needed to work on that day, no matter how silly or trivial it seemed. Even if I only wrote two sentences, I wrote. I made lists, tracked various aspects of my life, and sometimes jus


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4 Responses to Journaling For A Frugal, More Productive Life

  1. Wowitsawonderfullife says:

    I journal daily. About my triggers for smoking as I am trying to quit (that was a real eye opener!), my debt payoff for each week, and gratitude. This is a nice summary of what journaling is all about.

  2. Rosie says:

    I also journal daily…I LOVE IT!!! I have been journalling for the past 4 years…I love reading those old journals they really inspire me to keep going in my frugal journey.

  3. Sunshine says:

    I have been journaling for 46 years since I was 4 years old. It kept me sane through some tough years, or perhaps gave me a safe place to be the furthest extremities of my emotions without interfering with my life.

  4. Jo says:

    I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve started journaling and kept up for a few months….on and off….only to stop writing. Frustrating! I’d run out of “stuff” to write about, mainly.

    I suppose I don’t need to lead an exciting life in order to have something to record, eh? As you listed above, Jennifer, there are many different topics to write about….it’s just a matter of sticking to it on a daily basis. Like sticking to a budget…

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