If you haven’t read it, I posted an “Intro to Journal Writing” blog post a while back and I thought I would write another one because I really enjoyed sharing some tips with you guys related to journal writing. Journal writing is a great way to relieve stress and keep memories so hopefully by reading this it will encourage you to start a journal!
- Pick a Good Journal – This is super important because picking out a nice quality and nice looking journal can inspire you to write in it much more. It doesn’t have to be the fanciest and most expensive journal ever, but just choose whatever you feel like writing in.
- Be Creative – Don’t just write long journal entries when you can incorporate lists, poems, pictures, collages, etc. I think sprucing up your journal with colour and different formats of writing makes it more unique and shows who you really are, which is what a journal should be like!
- Keep It Real! – This is your journal so write what ever you are feeling, the ugly and the pretty. Nobody is going to read this, unless you want someone to, so why does it matter if you are pouring out your heart and soul into all your entries? Making your journal more personal will make bump up the sentimental value you will have for your journal!
- Free Write for 10 Minutes – If you aren’t sure what to write, or are feeling a lot of things without being able to get the words out, just free write. Let the words flow out onto the page and just write what you feel. This can help you get through any form of writer’s block and is just a healthy thing to do in the morning or at night before you go to bed.
- Talk About Successes and Goals – Writing about things you have succeeded in, whether it is just you acing a test or doing well on a presentation, write it down because it will make you feel so much better about yourself! Also, I find it more inspiring to write out my goals so I can see them whenever I am feeling uninspired and remember what I can do to keep on track with them.
Those are some more tips for journal writing and I hope you enjoyed!