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3 Simple Ways to Keep a Journal

So your planners won’t gather dust come April or May

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It’s the last month of the year, and you scramble to your favorite coffee shop to collect valuable stickers in exchange for a planner.

If this is not the case, we're guessing you got a planner in the office courtesy of the kris kringle or better yet, you've bought or are planning to buy The Daykeeper journal! The Daykeeper is an all-in-one companion that allows you to jot down meetings, deadlines, and more importantly, your thoughts about things that make you happy.

 “The idea for the Daykeeper came about while traveling after college. I didn't have a schedule to really follow or tasks I had to write down on my then datebook, so instead of my to-do's and appointments, I just started to write down all the things that made me smile that day,” says creator Katt San Juan. Katt felt the need to share this experience with other people who also love keeping journals, hence the creation of The Daykeeper.

To be honest, a lot of us find it hard to keep a journal and regularly write down how our day went and the things that we are thankful for. To motivate you to keep track of memories and milestones, Katt shares the following tips:

Write short notes

"It helps to really make it a point to maybe write down at least a one-liner or just a quick list of things you are thankful for each day. It doesn't have to be a long entry."

The Daykeeper is filled with pages upon pages of beautiful images photographed by Katt herself.

Keep it beside you

"It's nice to keep your journal on your bedside so that at night before bed, instead of scrolling through your Facebook feed, you get to look back on the day's events, and as the Bing crosby song goes, you'll fall asleep counting your blessings!"

Make it YOU

"The datebook is an expression of all the things I am passionate about—photography, the great outdoors, living in gratitude and in awe of the ultimate Artist, our Creator," says Katt. Express yourself in your journal, too. Doodle on the pages, or staple little mementos, like receipts or concert tickets.

To learn more, follow The Daykeeper on Facebook. To order a copy, visit The Narrow Road.

All photos are from Katt San Juan.

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