The lovely Sonia over Life Love and Hiccups prompted me to start taking a more proactive role into journaling. I have ideas running around in my head all the time, as I am sure many of you do also. But I do not journal. I have a diary but hardly ever write in it, let alone look at it. The thing is I want to journal and diarise more of my life and ideas to reflect on later on and for provoking memories for myself and my family, especially my daughters, if they ever read them later on in life.
I have a problem I buy lovely stationary only to leave it sit in a draw unused and loved from a distance without even putting pen to paper. That diary you see sitting on top of the pile here has only been written a handful of times. Ridiculous, I say. A lovely looking diary or journal should be used for inspiration, doodles and loads more.
I am hoping to journal every day or at least once a week. Lets all be HAPPY together and be thankful for all we have.
I have been inspired by the journaling prompts that Kikki.K inspired me with a number of years ago.
Journaling is a fantastic way to document your year and is the perfect tool to offer insight into the journey you take.
Journaling can sometimes seem overwhelming as we often set high standards for ourselves and while we hit the ground running, we end up slowing down or even stopping after a few days.
Don’t be afraid of journaling; here are some simple tips to help you on your way.
Don’t start your journal out with an extravagant display of your creativity using numerous materials, shapes, glitter and glue. Start with something simple and stylish.
It takes 21 days to form a habit, so keep journaling manageable until after that period and then unleash your creativity.
Your journal doesn’t have to include day by day accounts of your life.
Think outside the norms. Instead of writing you could draw a picture, write down an inspiring quote, stick in a photograph, a poem or the lyrics of your favourite song.
You might only feel like drawing a grid of black lines, but make sure you put something on the page.
If you miss out one day, it’s easy to miss the next and the next…
At the end of the year you will be so proud of your effort and of the keepsake you’ve created.
It’s something you’ll look back on for years to come. - Kikki.K
Do you journal or keep a diary?