The Art of Journaling
Why do we write rather than type? There is something artsy about pen to paper. When we are artistic we tend to be more in touch with our emotions and are able to be authentic with our words. The flow of the ink as it creates lines in shapes of letters in itself is art.
You will need a notebook something that is meaningful for you.
Remember your journal is completely private and secure, unless you’d like to share your entries with others. Sharing is a wonderful way to inspire and encourage others along the journey to self-discovery.
How can a journal help?
Self discovery - Writing consistently in a journal can give you a deeper connection with your own inner self.
Less stress - Releasing all your inner thoughts and anxieties through writing can help release unwanted stress.
Courage to pursue your passion - Knowing what you want do do with your life is the first step in making it happen. Writing it down solidifies your mission.
Understanding the past - Journaling can bring up many things in life that are still unresolved. Writing about them helps take you to a place of forgiveness and healing. Journaling may also prompt you to seek professional help.
Greater sense of peace - Honoring inner thoughts through writing will give you a greater sense of peace and more positive outlook on your experiences in life.
Awareness - Get to know what really brings you joy in life. Finding gratitude takes us to a level of fulfillment in our lives.
Let's begin our journey
Now that you have some ideas, lets begin...
Find a comfortable position, clear your mind, relax and let your thoughts and emotions flow freely.
It is important to not censor yourself as you write. Do not worry about grammar or punctuation errors. Put every thought onto the page.
Be Brave...Be Daring...Be Bold...Be YOU.
Examples of different kinds of journals
Daily Journal - write whatever you would like here. This is your own private space for your general thoughts
Gratitude Journal - Record five things you love every day. Your entire outlook on life will change because you will be looking for the things you are happy about to write about later.
Discovery Journal - Get to know yourself by looking back. Remember how you felt, what you loved, were you afraid of, and dreamed of doing. As a child, a teen, and a young adult, what are the themes taking place in your life.
Health Journal- Your goals, successes and challenges. It is good for you body and soul. How are you treating your body?
Travel Journal - Record your travels. Write about what you see and how it makes you feel. Attach a photo and write about it.
Crate your own Journal - You can name it whatever you like. It’s yours!
What should you write about?
Writing helps clarify feeling. Choose a topic each day, and let your mind go. Start writing and follow your feelings.