Do you sometimes suffer from existential angst? Do you wonder if you’re reaching your full potential? Do you do something every day that brings you joy? What do you dream about? Using your journal to evaluate your life can provide clarity, identify things that you want to change (or that are going well), and give you a chance to set goals towards realizing your dreams. In short, evaluating your life can make your world a better place. Read More
Journaling has proven benefits for our mental health. Whether you use a lined writing journal or a Bujo, journaling can help calm the chaotic thoughts in our heads, give us clarity about our patterns and triggers, keep us on the sunny side, and generally work toward optimal mental health. Read More
The thing about Bujos is that they give you ONE place for ALL THE THINGS. No, really. No more tracking stuff (grades, attendance, supplies needed, meetings, lightbulb moments, stuff students say) in multiple places. No more lost sticky notes. No more pulling your hair out when the system or the wifi is down. Just one personal journal, always at your fingertips for quick reference. Read More
As Erin over at The Petite Planner points out, journals and trackers don’t “guarantee success. But they are a great resource for motivation and accountability.” And that’s just what we need to keep our health goals on the front burner. That and 26 hours in a day. Amirite? Read More
For those who aren’t artistic, the lush and beautiful bujo spreads that are shared online can be intimidating. How to deal? There are basically two options. Get back to the basics and go minimalist. Or: cheat. If you're game for cheating, read on for creative hacks that will make your bujo just as sparkly as you. Read More
People often use the term “mindfulness” as a reminder to live in the moment. But true mindfulness involves reflection, awareness, and self-compassion. It can take some practice to cultivate, but it's worthwhile because it has many physical and mental health benefits. If you'd like to become more mindful, a good way to start is with a mindfulness journal. Read More
To up your writing game, all you need to do is pull out your lined journal and start writing. If you practice “freewriting” (a stream-of-consciousness style, with no editing), you'll find your voice, expand your vocabulary, increase your fluency, consistently overcome writer's block, and gain confidence as a writer. Read More
Using Bullet Journal® (Bujo) concepts in a personal journal is terrific idea for college and university students. Tracking both academic requirements and those chores related to adulting can increase productivity and decrease feelings of overwhelm. Read More
Journaling about Fido? You betcha! You can go bujo-style to track all those things that keep our doggos happy and healthy (grooming, vet visits, favorite treats). Or, you can use a writing journal/scrapbook to create a beautiful memory book of your pupper's quirks and adventures.
Keeping it fun is the best way to ensure kids enjoy journaling. Let them pick a journal they love, give them supplies that are a joy to use, and let them go to town documenting their own stories in their own ways. No rules! Read More
Hey cool cats: keeping a reading journal can help you remember details about the books you read, help you be more mindful, give you a deeper appreciation of literature, and make you a better writer. Read on for tips and tricks on how to create your own best reading journal. Read More
Keeping a happiness journal is a terrific way to train yourself to keep to the sunny side. If all you do is make a daily list of, say, three things that made you happy, you’re going to increase your happiness. Yep, it’s that easy. But there are other things that you can do in your writing journals to take your happiness to a whole other level.