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.
A brain dump is an easy and effective way to manage the clutter in your mind. All you need is a pen, paper, and 10-15 minutes to write down every abstract thought in your head. It's kind of like spilling the contents of a purse onto a table. Just dump it all out into a big disorganized pile.
Travel journals are da bomb. They're fun to make, they improve your mindfulness and creativity, and they're a lasting and accurate memento of your travels. If you're looking for tips on how to create one, click on in! Read More
The stories we tell are malleable. We can frame them any way we wish. Choosing to focus on a silver lining isn't just about feeling happier in the moment. Telling positive stories creates more life satisfaction and makes you happier over time. Why not give it a whirl? Read More
Cool cats: like any other personal journal, a gratitude journal can be anything you want it to be. That said, read on for a few tips that will help you get the most from your gratitude journal.
Cool cats: no matter where you’re at with your own personal journal, a little inspo can go a long way. Luckily for you, I’ve already done the googling and can point you in the right direction. Read on, sparkly unicorns.