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Horrible at Journaling? 10 Tips to Help You Start and Keep a Journal

Horrible at Journaling? 10 Tips to Help You Start and Keep a Journal

February 07, 2019

There is no wrong way to journal. Well, actually, there IS one wrong way--being too negative. But other than that, your journal can be whatever you want it to be. Since there are no rules to follow, you can't be horrible at it. But, finding your personal journaling niche can take some trial and error. You may be feeling overwhelmed by all the options. Or, you may have chosen the wrong option and have gotten stuck because it doesn't work for you. If you're currently not journaling but you want to, here's a little push to get you back on track.

 

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Manifest your most powerful intentions ever - by using your journal

Manifest your most powerful intentions ever - by using your journal

January 23, 2019 1 Comment

Sparkly unicorns, you can absolutely set intentions through meditation alone. But, since I’m blogging for Sohospark -- and because I’m a writer at heart who loves using journals -- of course I’m going to focus on how to use your personal journals here. There are several benefits to getting your intentions down in a writing journal. Check out the blog post for tips and inspo.

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Manifest your Best Life: How to Create a Vision Board Journal

Manifest your Best Life: How to Create a Vision Board Journal

January 08, 2019

There are a bunch of reasons why I love using a personal journal for my vision boards:

  1. It’s easy to create space for different dreams and goals. And, when you work with with themes, you don’t need to feel overwhelmed about defining all your intentions at once.
  2. You’ll be more apt to be honest. 
  3. It’s easier to add images to a journal than to a wall board.
  4. You’ll have a handy archive of your past boards. 
  5. They're portable!
  6. Combining a writing journal with a vision board can open up a new dimension of understanding.
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How to Use a Journal to Infuse Your Life with Hygge

How to Use a Journal to Infuse Your Life with Hygge

December 12, 2018

Hygge is about making the ordinary special, by practicing mindfulness and by ritualizing everyday activities. It’s also about creating a feeling of coziness, by restricting the amount of empty space around a person or group of people. The end result is a feeling of contentedness.

When you think about it, journaling is all about hygge.

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Your Holiday Gift Guide: Journals and Journaling

Your Holiday Gift Guide: Journals and Journaling

November 27, 2018

It’s not difficult to choose journaling gifts. There’s no such thing as too much stationery. Someone who already journals would never turn down another notebook. And for those who don’t already journal, they might start if they had supplies that inspired them. Or, they if they’re the artsy-crafty type, they might love a notebook and supplies for art journaling. And if someone truly has no interest in any kind of journaling whatsoever -- well, everyone needs pens and paper. Amirite?
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How to Use Your Journal to Deal With Holiday Stress

How to Use Your Journal to Deal With Holiday Stress

November 20, 2018

Starting this year, I’ll be doing something else to recharge and destress: journaling. Both Bullet Journals and writing journals can help you manage the chaos of the holiday season - so that you can focus on the joy.

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You Should Journal About Kindness: It Will Boost Your Own Happiness

You Should Journal About Kindness: It Will Boost Your Own Happiness

November 15, 2018

It's a proven fact: Kindness makes you feel happy and feeling happy makes you kinder.

Tracking kindness is a terrific way to keep kindness on our radar and incorporate more of it into our lives. Just as a gratitude journal makes us more attuned to the things that we’re grateful for, a kindness journal or tracker makes us more aware of those moments of grace. And, especially if we have a goal of recording one (or more) acts of kindness daily, we’ll be more apt to take action.

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Why Journaling Can Help with Stress Relief

Why Journaling Can Help with Stress Relief

November 07, 2018

No one knows for sure why journaling is an effective stress-buster. But there are several theories that make a lot of sense.

  1. It's a lot like talking to a therapist.
  2. It gives you the chance to reframe your narrative.
  3. It gives you a safe space to release your deepest worries and fears.
  4. It gets you to uplug and examine your thoughts.
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Why Keeping a Cat Journal is a Cattastic Idea

Why Keeping a Cat Journal is a Cattastic Idea

October 30, 2018 1 Comment

Just like Fido, your kitty deserves her own journal (or Bujo trackers). Starting a personal journal for your cat is a great idea for many reasons. It helps you and your vet track your kitty's health; it's a excellent resource for a petsitter; it provides a way to make sure Tiger's basic needs are being met; and it will become a beautiful memory book. Click in for tips and inspo on how to get your kitcat started with her own personal journal.
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How to Unleash Your Creativity by Starting an Art Journal

How to Unleash Your Creativity by Starting an Art Journal

October 23, 2018

Art journals are essentially visual diaries where both images and words are used to express the diarist’s thoughts. They cancan be used to document moments from “your everyday life, as well as your bigger hopes, dreams, and fears. A single page will often fuse words and illustrations to offer a look at what’s going on inside your head.”
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How to Use Your Journal to Evaluate Your Life

How to Use Your Journal to Evaluate Your Life

October 15, 2018 1 Comment

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.
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Journaling Tips to Help Manage Mental Health

Journaling Tips to Help Manage Mental Health

October 10, 2018

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.
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