How Digital Journals Can Help You Be More Organized

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How Digital Journals Can Help You Be More Organized

One of the first things I learned when I decided to start writing a ‘how-to’ book on how to create an information journal was that it was going to be a lot of work! But the more I concentrated on what I wanted to say and the more I visualized my pages, the more clear and concise my information journal became. And I’m glad I did! Because now that I have a system in place, and a way to store and organize my notes and ideas, I can actually do something productive with my information journal–something I haven’t been able to do for a long time.

I’m not going to give you the conventional advice of putting your information journal on your bedroom floor, or in a closet. (I am sure there are people who are experts in the field of information management who would disagree with me on this one.) I’m also not going to tell you that one format is better than the other–I have experimented with dozens of different styles and I’ve found that a digital format is best. What I will tell you is that there are many benefits of keeping a journal on your computer.

One major benefit is that I have a tool that helps me keep organized and concise–a word processor or database program. I can jot down ideas as they come to me rather than writing them down directly on paper. In fact, when I’m writing something down in my journal, I type the idea directly into the word processor or database program, then highlight, revise, and type again. That saves me a lot of time because I don’t have to physically take my notes anywhere!

Another great benefit of a digital information journal is that you can access your notes and information from virtually any computer, even if you don’t have an internet connection. If you take your laptop with you when you leave home, even if you only use it for e-mail, you can quickly and easily access your information journal on any computer at anytime. This means you never have to worry about missing important phone calls, important phone messages, or important business faxes. You can retrieve all of this information quickly and easily with just a few clicks of the mouse. You don’t have to carry around a notebook. You don’t have to worry about running out of paper or ink.

Finally, if you’re worried about losing your digital information journal, worry not! You can protect it by storing it on your computer with password encryption software. You can even use a combination of digital and traditional journaling in your information journal. As an example, I will type an article I want to record in my digital journal and then convert it to a text format so I can read it later. Then I can take my printed copy with me on a trip or other trip.

Now that you know how digital journals can help you be more organized and more efficient, it’s time to start using one. If you haven’t already, start today. Your information journal can help you do much more than keep a list of things. It can also help you become more successful and effective in your business and personal life.