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Many of my journal entries are lame. I’ll man up and admit it. They could have been written by Watson, the IBM Jeopardy robot.

It’s not that I don’t care or don’t try, I just get lazy sometimes. I leave out the real substance and settle for the Oreo cookies that go with every meal- a log of the days events.

But fortunately I try and improve every day as well. Sometimes I make a concerted effort to stay away from the empty calories and go for the healthy stuff. The kind my mom used to hide in our pancakes.

Like cracked wheat and stuff.

So, here are 3 quick tips that I sometimes use that will improve your journal TODAY:

  1. Before you write anything, stop. Spend two minutes thinking about something you are grateful for in your life or that happened that day.
  2. Ask yourself this one question: “If I could relive any one day in my life, would I relive this one? Why or why not?
  3. End your entry with one simple goal you know you will accomplish tomorrow. The smaller the better. Try something like “Say hi to that guy no one talks to.” or “Only watch one episode of Psych on Netflix”

See, easy!

Did it work? Let me know in the comments.