So, I am a complete amateur who has yet to truly begin my steps towards using magic. What strikes me as strange is that from what I've read, everyone is saying to keep a journal to document what is being done. This makes complete sense to me in most cases, but how should I document my attempts at using sigils when one of the steps to using sigils is to disassociate the sigil with its intent (at least consciously).

With that being said, does anyone have a method of recording my progress in a manner that would not bring the original intent of sigil to consciousness? Also, if I forget the intent, how could I truly be sure that it actually works?