Visual Journals: The Creative Way to Log Your Life

One of the major reasons why people don’t like to keep a journal is because they find they already remember the important stuff and so they’d rather write down their goals. But another reason is, well, not everyone likes to write, especially at the end of a long day. For these people I have a solution if starting a journal is something you want to do.

A great way to enhance your memory is to create symbols that you can remember, and that’s exactly what a visual journal is. To mesh all the events of your day into one image so you can log it in a book is also an exercise of creativity and can help develop the brain in a lot of ways.

Here’s an example of what a visual journal entry might look like if you did these four things in a day:

  1. Went to the gym to work out for the first time in years.
  2. Met up with your ex-girl friend for coffee at your favorite jazz club.
  3. Watched a show about dragons with your roommates.
  4. Went dancing at the club with your new date.

The image for these could be anything that will help you remember what you did this day, but I would probably draw a dragon working out with my ex girl friend at a club. I might just do it with stick figures and no one else but me would be able to understand it, but, hey, that’s the whole point!

So try a visual journal, a new great and creative way to log the events of your day so you can remember (or try remembering) your days many years from now!