Revisit – Repetition for Reinforcement of Learning
I always interchange the usage of the words “diary” and “journal” up to now – December 3, 2021; May 8, 2022
DAIRY vs JOURNAL
- A diary is a book to record events as they happen.
- A journal is a book used to explore ideas that take shape.
The main difference between journal and diary is that a journal is a personal record where you can pen your thoughts, observations, and experiences, while a diary is a book where you note down important things to keep track of them. Journals and diaries are books where you can keep a record of events and experiences.
There may be overlaps.
To Do List = DIARY (things to do list – TTD)
List of Things Done = DIARY
Thoughts and Reflections = JOURNAL [to include sporadic notes on observation and experiences; problem-based learning notes; thoughts, perceptions, opinions and recommendations (TPORs)]
I always interchange the usage of the words “diary” and “journal” up to now – December 3, 2021.
Diary and journal are supposed to be different.
A diary is a book to record events as they happen. A journal is a book used to explore ideas that take shape.
A diary is mainly used to write things you would like to remember – daily activities, how the day was spent, what was done, the daily routine and anything that needs to get done. A personal journal is a record of significant experiences. It is much more personal than a diary.
Example of diary entries:
- Woke up
- Talked to God briefly – offering this day to Him.
- Walking exercise with 3 decades of rosary
- Gardening, garage cleaning, parole placements and Christmas wreath fixation
- Got water from attic
- Breakfast with wife
- Tea preparation and experimentation with oregano
- Cut toe nails
- Read Chapter 3 of St. Lukes
Example of journal entries:
I thought of some refinements in my morning talk to God.
Do I thank God for making me wake up in the morning still alive? Or just say, Lord, I am ready to again today to love and serve you. In omnibus, amare et selvere Domino.
I offer you this day again, Lord.
I will carry you my crosses today again.
I will strive and continue to strive to be a saint today. I will strive and continue to strive to be holier today.
Come Holy Spirit, continue to enlighten and support me.
Come Mama Mary, continue to support and intercede for me.
I will resolve to remember the difference between “diary” and “journal.” To assist me in remembering, I will remember the pocket diary book that I had always carried with me before the COVID19 pandemic where I jotted down the things that I had to do on a day to day basis and the appointments that I had. So, I will try to recall this pocket book and what it is called “pocket diary book” to help me choose the right word to use. As an add-on to assist me, diary is a record of day-to-day or daily events. Will use the first letter “D” as a hint to “daily events.” Journal? Will try to equate it the journals of writings that I have been used to as a physician. “Journal” should contain my lengthy writings on my thoughts, perceptions, opinions and recommendations (my TPORs). That’s it. I hope that from this day onward, I will not wrongly interchange the usage of these two words.
Come to think of it, this piece of an article that I am writing now is classified under “journal.”