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Journaling Guidance & Motivation

 

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Motivation to Start Journaling

Do you need motivation to keep a journal? Have you tried journaling in the past and wish you could be more consistent with it? What exactly is journaling? Dictionary.com defines a journal as “a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations.” So journal-ing describes the action.

What’s so great about keeping a journal anyway? Whether you are a veteran or novice journaler, please read these 11 outstanding posts about keeping a journal that are sure to provide at least one or two new ideas and the motivation you’re seeking.

Table of Contents Motivation!


  1. 8 Reasons Keeping a Journal Can Help You Reach Your Goals
  2. 10 Reasons to Keep a Daily Journal
  3. 26 Reasons Why I Keep a Journal (And Why You Should, Too)
  4. 101 Reasons to Write a Journal
  5. How to Keep a Journal
  6. Serious Journal Writing
  7. Keeping a Journal Can Change Your Life
  8. Why is it Important to Write a Journal?
  9. 20 Journaling Prompts
  10. Keeping a Writer’s Journal: 21 Ideas to Keep You Writing
  11. The Productive Benefits of Journaling (plus 11 ideas for making the habit stick)

MOTIVATION FROM The Benefits

Journaling can help you to keep track of your progress as you work toward your long and short-term life goals. It can remind you of things that you want to include in your schedule, and help to get frustrations out on paper (thereby improving your mood). There are so many benefits! Read the following posts for in-depth considerations about why you should keep a journal:

MOTIVATION from the MethodS

Tip: As you finish reading the following posts, take a minute to read through the comments posted from other folks who journal or want to start. Their questions might spark some idea for a journaling method you’d like to try. For instance, from the first link below, someone asked about dual journaling. That’s an interesting concept! You can also ask questions of your own.

 

 

 

 MOTIVATION FROM Prompts

You’ll discover that the information in the 11 posts overlaps since many repeat general topics about journaling mentioned in the others. For example, several articles do it all, they discuss: the benefits of journaling, varying methods, and supply prompts. Even so, each writer’s expression is a little different, so reading them all can help you to execute an aspect of journaling that may have given you problems or clear up some confusion. So are you motivated from what you’ve read so far? As Zig Ziglar used to say, “Motivation follows the action!” Why not grab your journal and get to journaling now using one or more of the prompts you’ll read next?

 

 


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Need Journaling Guidance? Here Are Great Tips From a Master Journaler―Jim Rohn

On March 24, 2016, I found Jim Rohn’s How to Use a Journal on YouTube. Read more…  Continue reading

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Welcome to JD Dyola Journals ❤™! We’re so pleased to make your acqaintance!

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Welcome to JD Dyola Journals™—Books for you and by YOU!™

 

Hi folks! Thanks for your visit and interest. I’m delighted to make your virtual acquaintance. You’re probably here because you’re interested in journaling and want to know more about JD Dyola Journals ❤™. If, however, you’ve never even heard of JD Dyola Journals ❤™ please continue reading. You’ll also want to check out our Previews page for an idea of what we have to offer, and the FAQs page for even more info.

Let’s get better acquainted…

In fact, let me take this opportunity to personally introduce you to JD Dyola Journals ❤™ because now is a great time to start journaling with us! With the 2018 addition of My Journal, My Journey, My Color: JD Dyola’s Celebration of Color Collection™, there are now 100 JD Dyola journals from which to choose, that’s 25 series and in 4 groups JD Dyola Journals ❤™ that are completely different from one another:

GROUP 1: The 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series (see sample below), the 4-H™ “por HOY” Spanish Editions (based on the 4-T™ series), and the 4-T™ Spinoffs (e.g., WIL–T™ Spinoffs and AWIR–T™ Spinoffs) support learning, reading, gratitude, and personal development. Each of these journals has a Thought Index™ to help you find specific entries quickly;

The 4-T™ series, the 4-H™ Spanish Editions, and the 4-T™ Spinoffs support learning, reading, gratitude, and personal development. Click To Tweet

GROUP 2: The My Cleanse Keeper™ collection of journals facilitate record-keeping during a detox or health cleanse;

The My Cleanse Keeper™ Collection of journals facilitate record-keeping during a detox or health cleanse. Click To Tweet

GROUP 3: New & improved, now with JD Dyola’s signature Thought Index™ and a Notes section! The Celebration of Life Collection™ (CoL) journals, without the quotes or regular prompts contained in Groups 1 & 2, are ideal for writing your own book or story. If you wish, fill-in the “Dedication,” “Acknowledgments,” and “About the Author” sections, since you are the author. And if not—say you just got the journal because you liked the cover—skip those pages and use it like any other journal. Finally, we’re super excited to announce that not only have all the covers and interiors been updated in some way, but CoL also has a new series: In Celebration of Flowers—Tulips!; and

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GROUP 4: NEW! The Celebration of Color Collection™ (CoCLR) journals. Of all four groups these are the closest to traditional blank journals except they include JD Dyola’s handy Thought Index™ and a Notes section. There are 7 series,  Journaling in: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Additionally, as with all of JD Dyola’s series you have a choice of four books, or in this case shades, which graduate from dark to light. With the exception of the Indigo series, Book 1 in each set is generally the most intense form of the color and Book 4 the lightest (this is most noticeable in the color band that holds the title).

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Already acquainted with JD Dyola Journals ™?

If you are already a JD Dyola Journals ❤™ owner or journaler thank you for your support! Your unbiased review is deeply appreciated by us and is extremely helpful to other journalers. Therefore, please leave a review on Amazon.com for each journal that you own, and accept our gratitude in advance.

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As an independent author, I have the freedom to grow. Thus, I continuously strive to improve my books, in quality and variety. So, if you’ve only used one series or type of JD Dyola Journals ❤™, please get to know us a little better. Why not try at least one from each grouping to get the full JD Dyola Journals ❤™ experience? Please look for our signature 4-T™ journals below and check out the Previews & Updates tab for other journal options.

The 4-T™ “for TODAY” Series

The journals in this series have been updated, including several of the cover images.

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WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! (Volume 1 – A Learning Journal in the 4-T™ “for TODAY” Series)

AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY! (Volume 2 – A Reading Journal in the 4-T™ “for TODAY” Series)

WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! (Volume 3 – A Gratitude Journal in the 4-T™ “for TODAY” Series)

WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY! (Volume 4, The Combo)

If you’ve made our acquaintance in another way…

Are you one of several Amazon.com vendors who backed JD Dyola Journals ❤™ from the beginning and continue to offer, much appreciated, support? If so, you are deeply appreciated. We are also grateful for the help and hard work of the folks doing the printing and binding at CreateSpace, and from the author support divisions at Amazon.com.  Thank you all very much! And I hope that, in addition to selling our books, one day you too will become a JD Dyola Journals ❤™ journaler.

Interested In Journaling, but haven’t tried JD Dyola Journals ❤™ yet?

Do you use some other type of journal and plan to stick with it exclusively? Well, I’m still delighted to make your acquaintance. Thank you for your visit! Perhaps, as JD Dyola Journals ❤™ continues to grow, an interesting series or a single journal will inspire you to give us a try. At any rate, it’s always refreshing to get acquainted with a fellow journaler.

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By the way, what influences you the most when you’re looking to buy a journal: the cost, the binding and materials, the cover, or something else? Please leave your comments below.

Well it’s been a pleasure, folks!
JD Dyola
Founder

Last updated: November 5, 2018


 Thanks again for your interest and for taking the time to make our acquaintance!


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“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

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JD Dyola Journals ❤™ Requests Your Help!

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WELCOME TO JD DYOLA JOURNALS


Help Requested!

Hi folks, I need your help. Do you own or use any of JD Dyola Journals™? Whether or not you’re already a JD Dyola Journals ❤™ journaler, your opinion matters because I always strive to grow and improve my books, even in small ways. Your feedback, recommendations, and requests will be seriously considered and implemented, if possible. In other words, this post could really be called, “How can JD Dyola Journals ❤™ help you?” Do you like the Thought Index™, Bubba—the new journal character, or something else? Please leave your comments below and let me know about your experience using my journals.

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If you’ve only used one series or type of JD Dyola Journals ❤™, you are warmly invited to try another. If, however, you’ve never used or even HEARD, of JD Dyola Journals ❤™,  please check out my Previews page. In fact, let me introduce you to the journals because today is a perfect time start journaling with me! Right now, there are three groups of JD Dyola Journals ❤™ that are completely different from one another: 1) the 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series, the 4-H™ Spanish Edition, and the 4-T™ spinoffs (WIL–T™ Spinoffs and AWIR–T™ Spinoffs), support learning and personal development; 2) the My Cleanse Keeper journals, facilitate record-keeping during your detox and health cleanse; and 3) the Celebration of Life Collection (CoL) journals, are blank and ideal for writing your own book/story. Why not try one from each grouping to get the full JD Dyola Journals ❤™ experience?

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The 4-T™ “for TODAY” Series

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WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! (Volume 1—A Personal Development Journal)

AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY! (Volume 2—A Reading Companion Journal)

WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! (Volume 3—A Gratitude Journal)

WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY! (Volume 4—A combination of volumes 1-3)

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The 4-H™ “por HOY” Series (4-T™ en Español)

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LQA-H: Lo Que Aprendí…HOY!, 4-H™ en Español—Volume 1,  is the Spanish Edition of WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY!

LQL-H: Sobre Lo Que Lei…HOY!, 4-H™ en Español—Volume 2, is the Spanish Edition of AWIR-T:  About What I Read…TODAY!

LQEA-H: Lo Que Estoy Agradecido Por…HOY!, 4-H™ en Español—Volume 3, is the Spanish Edition of WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! 

LQALA-H: El Diario Combinado Revista—Lo Que Aprendido, Leído Y Apreciado…HOY!, 4-H™ en Español—Volume 4, is the Spanish Edition of WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY!

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My Cleanse Keeper™ (MCK)—The Full-Color Series

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MCK™ allows you to easily access and compare each detox with preceding and succeeding ones! For variety, the MCK™ series comes in different fruit options, but except for the covers, each volume of the series is the same inside. This is true for both the Full-Color Series and the Black & White Series.

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My Cleanse Keeper™ (MCK)—The Black & White Series:

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My Life, My Thoughts, My Journal—JD Dyola’s Celebration of Life Collection:

This grouping of assorted series’ is united under the “Celebration of Life Collection™” (CoL) umbrella since every set in it focuses on one thing that adds joy to life in some way. In addition, within each series the common title—My Life, My Thoughts, My Journal—the theme and the cover images unify all 4 volumes and highlight something that makes life more awesome.

The journal interiors contain ruled, numbered pages but are otherwise blank. And the covers do not dictate their content. Write about whatever you wish. For instance, if you’re a pet, music, or flower lover one of the journals in that specific series may captivate you, but it’s your journal. Please fill it with your favorite quotes, pictures, and so on. Because you know sometimes you feel like a quote, and sometimes you don’t! Furthermore, the “Dedication,” “Acknowledgments,” and “About the Author” sections have been left for you to complete, since you are the author. These really are “Books for you and by YOU!™

Series: In Celebration of…Family (Volumes 1–4)

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Series: In Celebration of…Flowers—Lilies (Volumes 1–4)

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Series: In Celebration of…Flowers—Orchids (Volumes 1–4)

Series: In Celebration of…Flowers—Orchid Encore (Volumes 1–4)

Series: In Celebration of…Flowers—Roses (Volumes 1–4)

Series: In Celebration of…Friendship (Volumes 1–4)

Series: In Celebration of…Music (Volumes 1–4)

Series: In Celebration of…Pets (Volumes 1–4)


Help Us Celebrate our 2nd Anniversary!

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In addition, next month will mark the 2-year anniversary of JD Dyola Journals ❤™. This is exciting because so many new journals have become available over the past two years. JD Dyola Journals ❤™ started out with just four volumes, the 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series, and today there are 17 different series, with a total of 68 volumes, from which to choose! Something special to celebrate the occasion is in the works!

So please help by making your recommendations to family members, friends, co-workers—basically everyone you know, to encourage more people to try JD Dyola Journals ❤™. 

As always I truly appreciate your help, comments, support, and that you chose JD Dyola Journals ❤™. I will do everything possible to make them better each year, by offering you more cover options and types of journals from which to choose.

A heartfelt thanks for journaling with me!
JD

 

Updated: January 17, 2018


“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

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© 2017 – 2018, JD Dyola. All rights reserved. | Thank you for your interest in JD Dyola Journals ❤™! | Note: This site is promotional only. To preview or buy a JD Dyola book, go to the PREVIEWS tab, above, and click on that book’s image or visit: https://www.amazon.com/author/JDDyola. Have an amazing day!

FAQs — JD Dyola Journals ❤™

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FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions

Q: This is the first time I’ve heard of JD Dyola Journals™, WHat Types of journals do you have?

JD: Remember the familiar saying that a picture is worth a thousand words?  Well, if you’ve never used or heard of JD Dyola Journals ❤™,  please check out our Previews page for a brief  visual introduction.  Right now, there are three groups of JD Dyola Journals ❤™ that are completely different from one another: 1) the 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series, the 4-H™ Spanish Edition, and the 4-T™ spinoffs (WIL–T™ Spinoffs and AWIR–T™ Spinoffs), support learning and personal development; 2) the My Cleanse Keeper™ journals, facilitate record-keeping during your detox and health cleanse; and 3) the Celebration of Life Collection (CoL)™ journals, are blank and ideal for writing your own book/story. Why not try one from each grouping to get the full JD Dyola Journals ❤™ experience?

 

Q: I’ve noticed that JD Dyola Journalscome in sets—series of four—Why Is tHAT?

JD: Excellent question! My signature 4–T “for TODAY” series began with four volumes and ever since I’ve simply continued the tradition. Each volume in the 4–T™ series is completely different from the others. However, starting with my second series, each journal in a set provides you, the journal lover, with a choice of cover options while maintaining the basic interior, give or take a few minor details. You know the saying, “Different covers for different folks,” (…or maybe you don’t since I just made that up :-D).

 

Q: What does the Slogan “Books for you and by YOU!™” MEAN to you?

JD Dyola Journals ❤™ Books for you and by YOU!

JD: All of my books are for you and by YOU because I may give you a few tips, but no rules. You decide whether you want to make entries at the start of your day, during it — as you are discovering something new — or as you wind down at its conclusion.

 

Q: Why is there a heart after JD Dyola Journals ❤™?

JD: I try really hard to make each journal series as useful and functional as possible. A tremendous amount of love and energy goes into producing them for you. That’s what the ❤ represents. I hope that this comes through as you use them and make each one your own.

 

Q: I’ve Previewed Your Journals. I’M ready to buy now, but some links take me to Amazon.com while other links go to the CreateSpace e-STORE—Does it Matter Whether I order my journal from one over the other?

JD: Another phenomenal question! The CreateSpace links used to redirect to their corresponding pages on Amazon.com, this may no longer be functioning (I’m converting the CreateSpace links to Amazon.com links to avoid this issue). Therefore, I suggest that you visit the jddyola.com Previews tab, find the book that you’re interested in and click on it to go to my Amazon.com author page. Enjoy your journal!

 

 

Q: Are JD Dyola Journals green?

JD:  Actually, no. While some are green in spots, we have a nice choice of colorful non-monochromatic covers. Oh wait, you meant eco-friendly didn’t you? Great question! I wondered that myself so I contacted my printer, CreateSpace (an Amazon company). Here’s the response that I received in March 2017:

“Thank you for contacting CreateSpace…. It is my pleasure to provide to you some information about our printing process.

“Environmental consciousness is important to us as we continue to grow. As a manufacture on-demand company, we produce units only as they’re ordered, which reduces excess production. Our ink is chlorine-free, and our acid-free interior paper stock is supplied by an FSC-certified provider. While our laminated covers are considered a form of plastic, we currently offer a 55-pound (weight) off-set cream paper for black and white book interiors that is made from 30% post-consumer waste recycled material.

“We maintain a commitment to recycling waste materials resulting from the printing process and from daily office operations, and we will continue to review our practices to ensure we are doing our part to protect the environment.

“I hope this information is useful to you. Thank you for choosing CreateSpace!”

The folks at CreateSpace are really helpful, and I appreciate self-publishing with them!

 

Q: JD Dyola Journalssignature 4–T series stresses journaling daily, and I feel guilty. What If I do not Journal every single day?

JD: That’s fine! Just between you and me…journaling  every day is a goal that I aspire to as well. There are many days when I do not get to journal because of exhaustion, more pressing commitments, or not feeling like it. Therefore, please journal when you can, but without any shame or remorse.

My goal with the 4–T™ series is to encourage journaling, for its many benefits. So, if it’s your goal to make daily journaling a part of your life, the late great journaling master, Jim Rohn,  provides valuable advice in his audio presentation, How to Use a Journal, and in it Mr. Rohn admits that everyone who uses a  journal might not make daily entries (if the link to his audio no longer works please search YouTube for another).

Lastly, one of these posts (click here) might provide the incentive that you need to transition to—more frequent, guilt-free—journaling that works for you.

 

 Updated last on April 22, 2018.


Books in JD Dyola’s Signature 4–T “for TODAY” Journal Series:

WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! (Volume 1—A Personal Development Journal)

AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY! (Volume 2—A Reading Journal)

WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! (Volume 3—A Gratitude Journal)

WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY! (Volume 4—The Combo)


“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

www.amazon.com/author/jddyola

© 2017 – 2019, JD Dyola. All rights reserved. | Thank you for your interest in JD Dyola Journals ❤™! | Note: This site is promotional only. To preview or buy a JD Dyola book, go to the PREVIEWS tab, above, and click on that book’s image or visit: https://www.amazon.com/author/JDDyola. Have an amazing day!

REVIEWS for JD DYOLA JOURNALS ❤™

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If you are already a JD Dyola Journals ❤™ owner or journaler thank you for your support! Please leave a review of the journals that you own on Amazon.com. Your unbiased review is deeply appreciated by us and extremely helpful to other journalers and potential buyers. So, please review each journal that you own on Amazon.com , and accept our gratitude in advance.


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Customer Reviews for

WIL–T: What I Learned…TODAY!A Personal Development Tool

(The 4-T™ “FOR TODAY” Journal Series/Volume 1)

 

WIL-T Review
Format: Diary
I received this book as a gift after meeting the author on Twitter. What a fantastic way to capture my thoughts for the day. I don’t actually use this book everyday, but rather I have it on my night stand and before I go to bed I ask myself. What did I learn today? If I can come up with something worth remembering, I jot it down. I’ve only begun using it, but I can only imagine how useful it’s going to be for me as a writer. I spend a lot of time thinking about my characters as well as myself, so sometimes I end up jotting down things I learned about my characters that day. Such a great tool for anyone who like me, likes to jot down everything and reference it later.

Customer Reviews for

A.W.I.R–T: About What I Read…TODAY!—A Reading Companion Journal

(The 4-T™ “For TODAY” Journal Series/Volume 2)

 

5.0 out of 5 stars A great companion to any book your reading

Format: Diary
A fantastic companion to have as you read through any book! This sits on the night stand next to me as I read and allows me to jot down my daily impressions about what it read. It’s really helpful for writers who have a million fleeting thoughts while reading because it helps you remember to write them down but also helps you keep track of ideas or things that inspire you while you read.
Format: Diary
Great idea! Thank you very much for this beautiful way of helping me write out my
daily blessings. It will no doubt help me in the future or in difficult moments, to
remember the good things that has happened to me in the past.

Customer Reviews for

W.A.W 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY!

(The 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series/Volume 4)

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Keep up the good work!
Format: Diary
Thank you J.D DYOLA for this complete daily life companion in form of a journal.
I simply admire the concept of writing out my daily thoughts and keeping record of my activities.
It does not only help me count my blessings, it also help me pour out my mind and worries before
the end of each day.Keep up the good work!

“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

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Books in JD Dyola’s 4–T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series:

WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! (Volume 1—A Personal Development Journal)

AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY! (Volume 2—A Reading Companion Journal)

WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! (Volume 3—A Gratitude Journal)

WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal (Volume 4—A combination of volumes 1-3)


“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

www.amazon.com/author/jddyola

© 2017 – 2018, JD Dyola. All rights reserved. | Thank you for your interest in JD Dyola Journals ❤™! | Note: This site is promotional only. To preview or buy a JD Dyola book, go to the PREVIEWS tab, above, and click on that book’s image or visit: https://www.amazon.com/author/JDDyola. Have an amazing day!