11 Great Posts That Will Motivate You to Start Journaling TODAY

 

Journals and Diaries

Welcome to JD Dyola Journals


About Journaling

Hi folks, For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, Dictionary.com defines a journal as “a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations.” So journaling describes the action. What’s so great about keeping a journal anyway?

Whether you are a veteran or novice journaler, please keep reading because I’m sharing 11 great posts about keeping a journal that I’m sure you’ll love.

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, which several writers have discussed the rewards of in more depth, as you will discover as you read the following posts:

8 Reasons Keeping a Journal Can Help You Reach Your Goals—http://bit.ly/19yK1ilJournals and Diaries

10 Reasons to Keep a Daily Journal–http://bit.ly/2nUpz6O

26 Reasons Why I Keep a Journal (And Why You Should, Too)—http://huff.to/1fltbWJ

101 Reasons to Write a Journal—http://bit.ly/2mvgzI8

Methods of Journaling

How to Keep a Journal–http://bit.ly/1DffzKO

Journals and Diaries2Serious Journal Writing—http://bit.ly/1TNTsBU

Keeping a Journal Can Change Your Life—http://bit.ly/1vzWYUf

Why is it Important to Write a Journal?—http://bit.ly/1nePILJ

Ideas & Prompts

20 Journaling Prompts—http://bit.ly/20i4m1L

Keeping a Writer’s Journal: 21 Ideas to Keep You Writing—http://bit.ly/Mr3hFF

How to Become More Consistent In Your Daily Journaling—http://bit.ly/1EomhdD

Keep journaling! JD

 Updated last on September 6, 2017.


“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

www.amazon.com/author/jddyola

© 2016 – 2020, JD Dyola. All rights reserved. | Thank you for your interest in JD Dyola Journals ❤™! | This site is only promotional. To preview or buy a JD Dyola book, go to the PREVIEWS tab, above, and click on that book’s image or visit: amazon.com/author/JDDyola. Disclaimer: JD Dyola Journals ❤™ are merely motivational & informational. They contain JD Dyola’s opinions, and are not designed to provide health, psychological, or any other type of therapy or guidance. Please consult a health professional for any issues that you may be facing. JD Dyola is not responsible for any consequences resulting from journaling or using the informational content on this site or in her journals. Have an amazing day!

Changes to the 4-T™ Series & New Journals Planned for 2016!

 

Welcome to JD Dyola Journals


The New 4-T™ “for TODAY” Series

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Hi folks,

Today’s post is about recent changes and updates to the 4-T™ journal series and some of the new JD Dyola Journals ❤™ planned for 2016!

Please click on the links below to open the page about that journal.

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 Companion 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, Volumes 1-3 Combined)

 

Changes, Changes, Changes

Since the 4-T™ project was my first book series I wanted it to be as great as possible, but I had to stop working on it at some point and release it. Therefore, even though there were still adjustments that I wanted to make, I stuck to a self-imposed deadline and released the books on schedule. Consequently, even though I have other journal projects I want to work on, I took a few days to go back and make some improvements. The result…completely redesigned covers for WIL‑T: What I Learned…TODAY! and WAW 4‑T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read, & Appreciated…TODAY!. I’d love to hear what you think! Please leave a comment below.

Daily Goals

The 4–T™ series is really about growth. Regardless of the journal(s) you choose, how about we all make it our goal to read each day, learn something new every day, and express gratitude throughout our days, let’s grow in some way. Are you with me?

New Series Planned

Finally, I plan to introduce several new journals that essentially spring from the  4-T™ concept and several others. As always, I truly hope you’ll love using them!

Keep growing & journaling,
JD

UPDATE | September 12, 2017: Well, I was a bit ambitious in what I planned for last year to say the least! We did release several new journals that “essentially spring from the  4-T™ concept.” In fact, 20 of them—no small feat! The other concepts still need work. So all I can say is that they’ll be released as soon as they are ready. Thanks for your patience and support!

 


“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

www.amazon.com/author/jddyola

© 2016 – 2017, JD Dyola. All rights reserved. | Thank you for your interest in JD Dyola Journals ❤™! | This site is only promotional. To preview or buy a JD Dyola book, go to the PREVIEWS tab, above, and click on that book’s image or visit: amazon.com/author/JDDyola. Disclaimer: JD Dyola Journals ❤™ are merely motivational & informational. They contain JD Dyola’s opinions, and are not designed to provide health, psychological, or any other type of therapy or guidance. Please consult a health professional for any issues that you may be facing. JD Dyola is not responsible for any consequences resulting from journaling or using the informational content on this site or in her journals. Have an amazing day!

BIG NEWS: JD Dyola’s UPDATED 4-T™ “for TODAY” Series ROCKS!

Have you heard the news? The New & Improved 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series is here!

 

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Welcome to JD Dyola Journals ❤™


BIG NEWS!

Hi folks,

I’ve got exciting news…the journal series that started it all is now new & improved. This is BIG! Never heard of the 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series (or JD Dyola for that matter)? Not to worry, click here and here to learn more…then please come back and continue reading.

I’m working on updating the pages, images, and links that correspond to the 4-T™ Journal Series. I appreciate your patience—this HTML stuff is not cooperating TODAY!*

So for now, until Amazon updates its lovely “Look inside” feature with the new & improved journal images, please click on the image block above. This will take you to my Author Page on Amazon.com and there you will see the new covers larger and clearer. Admittedly, now when you click on the individual journals from there they do show the original covers (see below), but hopefully this is only temporary. Save for AWIR-T which looks pretty much the same, the covers and introductions are greatly improved. I believe that you now have better journals to use today and every day. I strive to give you my best with each journal concept. I’m thrilled with the results. I LOVE the updates and hope you will too!

,
JD

P.S. More news! You may also see and order the updates, directly from the printer, using these links:

WIL–T: What I Learned…TODAY!https://www.createspace.com/5502694

AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY!https://www.createspace.com/5516530

WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY!https://www.createspace.com/5502697

WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY!https://www.createspace.com/5517301

 

Updated last: December 3, 2017

 


The original 4-T™ Journal Series:

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Here’s an excerpt from a post this past June, when the books were initially released:

“Until recently, I use to put all my thoughts & experiences into one all-purpose notebook, now I’ve discovered just how worthwhile it is to have a dedicated tool. For instance, a journal exclusively for commentary on what I’m reading or solely for gratitude. Grouping similar ideas in this way aids in focusing the thought process, and is helpful for current/future reference.

“With those goals in mind, I designed the 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series. Each volume serves a different purpose: WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! is for learning and growth; AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY! is a reading companion (click here for one journal user’s review of AWIR-T™); and WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! is entirely for gratitude. Nevertheless, at times when you actually want your journal to multitask, the WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal is an excellent option to record what you’ve learned, read, and/or appreciated (see the title page to the left). Please click on each title’s image to get more information about its intended application and advantages.

“A tremendous amount of love and energy went into producing them for you. I hope that you will feel that as you use them and make each one your own. Please try them and [leave] your comments.

“Thank you for visiting, and please check out each one of my books while you’re here…er now would be a good time !”



“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

www.amazon.com/author/jddyola

© 2015 – 2018, JD Dyola. All rights reserved. | Thank you for your interest in JD Dyola Journals ❤™! | This site is only promotional. To preview or buy a JD Dyola book, go to the PREVIEWS tab, above, and click on that book’s image or visit: amazon.com/author/JDDyola. Disclaimer: JD Dyola Journals ❤™ are merely motivational & informational. They contain JD Dyola’s opinions, and are not designed to provide health, psychological, or any other type of therapy or guidance. Please consult a health professional for any issues that you may be facing. JD Dyola is not responsible for any consequences resulting from journaling or using the informational content on this site or in her journals. Have an amazing day!

10% Off Any JD Dyola Journal this BLACK FRIDAY!


 

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Welcome to JD Dyola Journals


Please click on an image below:

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The 4-T™ “for TODAY” Journal Series

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“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

www.amazon.com/author/jddyola

 

© 2015 – 2018, JD Dyola. All rights reserved. | Thank you for your interest in JD Dyola Journals ❤™! | This site is only promotional. To preview or buy a JD Dyola book, go to the PREVIEWS tab, above, and click on that book’s image or visit: amazon.com/author/JDDyola. Disclaimer: JD Dyola Journals ❤™ are merely motivational & informational. They contain JD Dyola’s opinions, and are not designed to provide health, psychological, or any other type of therapy or guidance. Please consult a health professional for any issues that you may be facing. JD Dyola is not responsible for any consequences resulting from journaling or using the informational content on this site or in her journals. Have an amazing day!

4-T™ “for TODAY”: The Series That Started It All!

Welcome to JD Dyola Journals


 ⇒  JD Dyola’s 4-T Series—They’re Journals & They’re for…TODAY! ⇐

Hi folks,

Let me tell you a bit about how the 4-T™ series got started. About a year or so ago [2014], in addition to my general journal, I began to use a separate notebook for what I had learned during the day, another for notes about material that I had read that day, and a third one as a daily gratitude journal. At the beginning of my journal entry I would write “What I Learned Today,” or “About What I Read Today,” or “What I’m Grateful for Today.” In a short time, I was writing only the acronym for each journal heading (WILT, AWIRT, and WIG4T). The 4-T™ journals were conceived!

Then at the beginning of 2015, I started researching what’s involved in becoming indie author (self-published, independent author). I received helpful advice from successful indie authors, and soon the 4-T™ Journal Series was born! Then, after a few weeks of carrying around 3-4 journals every day, along with other books, I developed WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal. I figured that if I found journals like this valuable then others might also. And I believe that I had the right idea because you’re here reading this! I hope that you’ll love the 4-T™ journals as much as I do and enjoy using them. Click here for one journal user’s review of AWIR-T™!

The 4-T™ Series Originals

Here’s the Original cover for WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY, Volume 1 of the 4-T™ Series:

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Here’s the Original cover for AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY, Volume 2 of the 4-T™ Series:

 

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Here’s the Original cover for WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY!, Volume 3 of the 4-T™ Series:

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Here’s the Original cover for WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal, Volume 4 of the 4-T™ Series:

 

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Stay tuned for other 4–T™ series journals with more cover choices!

 


*These are the original 4–T™ series covers, when it debuted in 2015. See the Previews page for the current journal covers and use the “Look inside” feature on Amazon.com to read the revised Introductions.

Last update April 7, 2018.


 

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

WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! (Volume 1–A Learning & 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

© 2015 – 2020, JD Dyola. All rights reserved. | Thank you for your interest in JD Dyola Journals ❤™! | This site is only promotional. To preview or buy a JD Dyola book, go to the PREVIEWS tab, above, and click on that book’s image or visit: amazon.com/author/JDDyola. Disclaimer: JD Dyola Journals ❤™ are merely motivational & informational. They contain JD Dyola’s opinions, and are not designed to provide health, psychological, or any other type of therapy or guidance. Please consult a health professional for any issues that you may be facing. JD Dyola is not responsible for any consequences resulting from journaling or using the informational content on this site or in her journals. Have an amazing day!