Join The Journey of Journaling
A Notebook, A Pen, Your Thoughts
I hope to share some writing prompts and encouragement to anyone interested in starting a personal journal. All you need is a notebook, a pen, and your thoughts.
Yes, you could do your journal on your computer but a journal in your own notebook is more fun. Plus it's so much easier to take with you anywhere and everywhere that you go. Plus your own creative thoughts in your very own handwriting make a journal far more personal and unique.
Be Brave. Grab a notebook and pen. Join me on the journey of your life, your own personal journal.
Be Open, Be True, Be You
This is a great journey. It is an opportunity to explore and find the real you. Be open and try to approach many questions. Be true to yourself with your answers. You be you. I will be me.
Each of us are as unique and as different as our hand prints. Different journeys have made us who we are. Where we live, how we feel, what we think, and the why of it all makes our memories our very own. Journaling is one way of passing along those memories to the ones that we love.
Have no fear, no rules here. Correct spelling. scratch outs, poor grammar are just fine. If you are brave you can even add a doodle or two. You don't have to tear out and scrunch up pages. Those pages give an opportunity to add photos, pictures from magazines or even a collage of items. Like sprinkles on a cupcake, those little items can add an extra texture and impact to your journal.
Remember this is your journal about your journey, so have some fun.
What To Write About?
Don't Fear The Blank Page
Well, you have your notebook, your pen and a blank page. What do you write about? Anything you want to, is the best answer. This is your opportunity to think, write and share the real you.
I grew up writing in a "Dear Diary" and hiding it under my bed from peering eyes. Now that I'm older, notice I didn't say wiser, I find journaling far more fun and interesting.
If you need ideas there are plenty of resources available right here on Squidoo. Here are a few to share. So please pick one with me and let's get busy.
1. A favorite song and why...
2. Something you are scared of and why...
3. A self portrait in words and sketch if you dare..
4. A toy or stuffed animal that you had or have...
5. Some one you are proud of and why...
6. A favorite quote or saying...
7. What animal would you be and why...
8. Since Halloween is near, Do you believe in ghosts...
9. A ghost story that you know...
10. What is your favorite way to express yourself?
Do you debate? Do you paint? Do you let your clothes talk for you? Do you sing?
11. A Favorite Costume on Halloween...
12. A Thanksgiving Tradition of your family...
13. A fun thing to do in the fall...
14. What do you do on Black Friday?
15. What do you want for Christmas? one thing or a list...
There are no rules. It doesn't have to be long, short or even finished. So let's grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine if you prefer and start.
The Benefits of Journaling
Why Start A Journal?
The benefits of journaling will often be revealed when you start and what kind of journal you keep.
Journaling can :
Be a method of venting about a problem.
Help you set goals.
Get to know yourself better.
Help share memories with your children.
Pass on family heritage,traditions, recipes, photos etc.
And so much more...
A picture may be worth a thousand words but a journal can share events and stories that a camera can't capture.
On Your Journey Yet
I Hope So
Please be encouraged to journal about yourself. Every person has a story to tell, a memory to share, a recipe to pass on, a fishing tip, maybe even a secret.
No need to get discouraged. Remember there aren't any rules written in stone. There's no hurry so you don't have to journal everyday. Take some time and think about your topic and even take notes through the week. If you feel your time is limited, you might try setting an appointment once a week.
Are you thinking of starting a journal?
Join The Journey - More Journal Prompts
- Daydreaming on Paper
This site is fun. It has a button : Inspire Me. Press it for random idea you can press it again and again for more ideas/
This is a shortcut to writing prompts about you. Explore the entire site for ideas and more on how to journal.
This is a shortcut to writing prompts about relationships. Explore the entire site for ideas and more on how to journal.
- 80 Journal Writing Prompts/TomSlatin.com
I love all of his ideas. Check them out.
Journal Books on Amazon
Invite Others To Join You
Grandparents, Parents, Children,
Everyone has a story and there are many specialized journals available for everyone you know. Wouldn't you love to have a journal from your Mom or Dad sharing stories written by them? A journal and a pen is the perfect gift for everyone and for any occasion..
A Journal for Grandpa and Grandma - What was it like growing up?
A priceless gift that say's I love you and I want to more about you. A gift that grandparents can gift back to their grandchildren.