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meerkat

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Why do people have journals?
« on: April 19, 2016, 09:11:29 AM »
Why do people have journals? I'm sure different people have different reasons, I'm just curious what brought about the journal section of the forums.

Edit to answer my own question:
I'm finding journaling to be really good for getting stuff out of my head and organizing thoughts.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 07:23:24 AM by meerkat »
meer journal for a meerkat

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Re: Why do people have journals?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 12:43:55 PM »
I think MMM himself explained it best in this post: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/11/12/got-a-serious-goal-make-it-public/. By making their goals for FI public (via the journals on this forum), they are more likely to be held accountable.
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Re: Why do people have journals?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 04:19:53 PM »
Recording your journey
Getting encouragement
Making friends
Exploring Mustashianism

IMYHO the journals that are just monthly recitals of net worth and expenses are REALLY BORING!

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Re: Why do people have journals?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 06:02:52 PM »
There aren't a lot of people who I can chat with about money and intentional living in real life (though I'm pretty lucky - my husband is 100% on board, and I hang out with my local mustachians, so that helps).

On the journals page, we're all friends supporting each other with this journey. There's a sense of community.

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Re: Why do people have journals?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 04:49:24 AM »
-Have a place to set goals
-Keep track of your thoughts and how they evolve
-Get things out of your head onto paper can be very therapeutic
-Helps hold yourself accountable
-Find that when fear our doubts come in I can read the past and see I have felt that way before

-Get some input from other people that can be helpful on my own personal scenarios

These are just a few


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Re: Why do people have journals?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 01:05:00 AM »
Why do people have journals? I'm sure different people have different reasons, I'm just curious what brought about the journal section of the forums.

Edit to answer my own question:
I'm finding journaling to be really good for getting stuff out of my head and organizing thoughts.

Also the Journal section is hidden from internet searches; so it's much more private than a normal post on this board.
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Re: Why do people have journals?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 06:58:28 PM »
Also the Journal section is hidden from internet searches; so it's much more private than a normal post on this board.

I did not know that- thanks for the info!
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