So, you know you want to start journaling, but aren’t sure where to start? The short answer is wherever you want! Only, you’re probably reading this in search of ideas, so we’ve put together a handy list for you. Whether you’re looking for fun or serious, introspective or planning for the future, there’s something for you!
Life is busy. It can be all too easy to get caught up in the day to day so much that we forget or take for granted the things that bring us joy. That’s where gratitude journals come in. There are sorts of ways to effectively keep one. Maybe you’re a very in the moment kind of person and noting positive things as they happen works for you. If you prefer structure, you might start or end your day with some time set aside to reflect and articulate the things that you’re grateful for. You only stand to benefit from reflecting on what’s positive in your life!
Have you ever had a great idea about a project you want to do, maybe an activity you want to try, or a story you want to tell, only to find that by the time you can sit down and hash it out in detail, the idea is gone? This is the journal for you. Ideal for keeping on the go, the focus is on capturing the gist of an idea before it gets the chance to slip away. This one is a great candidate for digital journaling
Whether you’re excited about a big trip in your future or you travel all the time, travel journals can be a great way to keep track. Write about the places you go, the people you meet, the things you experience, or whatever else you want to be able to look back on later. You can even add pictures!
This has been said already, but it’s still as true as it was before. Life is busy. There’s work and school and a million other things that take up our time, and if you’ve got a lot going on, it can be hard to keep track. Planning journals are a fairly simple way of keeping organized. Take some time each day to put together a to do list of sorts. What has to be done today? What needs to happen soon? What far away deadline might sneak up on you if you don’t keep it at the forefront of your mind?