Are you a fan of journaling? Are you a regular journal user or do you start a journal and get bored of it after a week? Journaling can be great for your health and there are some simple ways to jazz up your journaling that I would like to share. Recording thoughts and feelings can be cathartic and you can be as open and honest as you want to be as no one is going to read it (unless of course you want them to).
If you usually write in a diary format then try drawing pictures or mind-mapping thoughts and feelings. You don’t have to be Van Gogh to enjoy drawing or creating a pictorial representation of your mood. I often find that words just don’t work as I sometimes can’t find the language to express how I might be feeling. This is where doodling comes in and I find it to be one of the best ways to help with my journaling.
Find Journal Prompts
The internet is awash with some great journal prompts. A quick search will throw up a multitude to help with your journaling needs. Try some journaling questions such as how have you changed in the last year? Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? Or how about writing a letter to your teenage self. These prompts can be illuminating.
Newspapers and Magazines
How about using your journal as a scrap book by cutting out articles, pictures or words and phrases that might sum up how you’re feeling? It can also form a vision board where you can put images of the things you hope to achieve in the future. The key is to always look at it so that you can embed those positive images in your head.
Another way you can get creative with your journaling is by using photographs and collaging. You journal doesn’t have to contain any words at all. It’s your creation and you have to freedom to do what you want with it.
Many people use their blog as a journal. Try using technology by adding images, sound and videos and share it with your friends and family.
When it comes to journaling there are no rules and whether you choose to share your journal is entirely up to you. Honesty is key with journaling as it’s a great way of making sense of what is going on around you and your hopes and dreams for the future. Are you a fan of journaling? What tips do you have for journaling?