Journaling, journaling, journaling…. I think means many different things to different people, I’ve found it therapeutic and freeing. I’ve love writing in my journal and I love choosing my new journal when I’ve completed one.
When I’m thinking of buying a new one, I will ponder over the feel of it, the look of it, the colour of it, the size of it, if it has lines or plain paper and how does it make me feel?
I use my journal to keep a note of anything from what’s going on my life, any ideas I have, my daily affirmations, I draw pictures and doddles, stick pictures in as they are normally linked to a goal I have and use I different colour pens and pencils to write in. I have a section in my journal for my goals and a vision board (vision page!), normally on the first page and last page and I add too them as I feel inspired. Writing a journal can help you create a clearer picture of where you want to be on your journey and helps define the things you want to improve, be better at, focus on, learn or change. I genuinely know for me having my journal has been an amazing gift to getting through some incredibly emotionally tough times, has given me clarity in my life and has been such a positive mental health tool in allowing the words to flow and aid in my self healing.
How to start a journal in 5 steps
Try these tips:
Imagine re-reading your journals in 5 to 10-years’ time…. It makes for a really interesting read and totally enlightens you as to your path.
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