Traveling enriches our life more than purchasing material things. It can bring us inspirational tales and what-of-a-kind experiences that will open our minds and widen our views of the world.
That’s why a lot of people loves to document their adventures. Aside from the colorful memories it brings, a travel journal enables us to review and notice details that we might have missed before and to remember a lesson or two. It’s a great way to reminisce and swap stories with travel buddies or sharing your adventures with families and friends.
Starting a travel journal doesn’t have to be your typical log of daily trips and first time experiences. Here’s some tips on what you can write to make your travel journal more interesting:
Write based on the five senses: what you see, smell, taste, touch and hear.
You think Daily Notes is only for note taking, voice recording and listing reminders? Here’s some personal insights from our users on how they fully utilize Daily Notes:
1. Personal project organizer
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by CMD925 – Version – 8.2 – Apr 5, 2015
“I accidentally stumbled across this app browsing apps and installed it. In no time flat I found myself using it incessantly and relying on it for reminders, memory jotters , recording ideas, memorialize events, and a menu of other things. Easy, well organized with more customizations than I’ve ever seen (paid version) I’m still in love with this app after 4 months of use.”
2. Time management program
It’s easy to start a journal. You can just purchase a traditional paper journal or download Daily Notes, write your first entry and boom, you’ve got yourself a journal. But maintaining and writing on it on a daily basis is the hard part. You become too busy, you forget, you lose the motivation, you don’t know what to write but it all simply boils down to not allocating some time in your day to do your journaling.
It’s not hard but it won’t be an easy journey either but you can start with the following tips to find some time to write:
Block off some to write. Treat it like an important appointment. Think of the best time where you can take care of your appointment to write. Add that to your to-do list and schedule a reminder beforehand everyday.
Tip: Add it in your to-do lists in Daily Notes by tapping on Tasks > +ADD
We’ve mentioned before the power of journaling and how essential it can be for one’s personal growth. You can readily start a journal right on Daily Notes. Just do the following:
1. Open up Daily Notes and you’ll immediate see a Theme Selection screen. You can pick and change this anytime you want.
There’s something therapeutic about unloading on a blank page and just telling an inanimate object about what you really feel. Writing about yourself is a cathartic experience, it’s a frightening yet powerful activity that helps us understand ourselves better.
Frightening in a sense that, you will slowly come to understand what you really are and how you really feel. It gives you clarity, making you truthful and vulnerable to the things that you have been denying yourself for so long. You can’t escape your mind so you’re forced to deal with them by trying to understand yourself and how to handle the situation.
That in itself is also its power. That’s why journaling has become such a popular activity. Countless articles has touted the health benefits of journaling and we agree on all points especially on the following:
1. You are better connected with yourself.
Self awareness is necessary for self improvement and when you understand yourself better, when you are aware of who you really are, adapting to life changes seems much easier. Everyone is different. We all have unique personalities, attitudes, strengths, weaknesses, motivations, beliefs, etc. What applies to one doesn’t necessary apply to another. If a particular routine is working for your friend, that doesn’t mean that it will work on you. So the best way to deal with is to understand how your emotions, how you work then adapt to a way more suited for you.