There are a lot of benefits to journaling but if you feel like you’re not that great at journaling you may hesitate to start. I’m here to tell you anyone can journal there are no rules. But, if you’re still not sure and would love to journal and are looking for easy way to start, here are 7 easy ways to journal (if you feel you’re not good at journaling).
1. Inspirational Reflection
If there is an inspirational quote, statement or something you read throughout your day, write about what these statements means to you and how they inspire you.
2. Daily Affirmations
Write down 3 to 5 affirmations each day that can inspire and motivate you throughout the day. It’s amazing how a few “I am” statements can shift your mindset.
3. Daily Intentions
Make a list of 3 to 5 intentions you would like to set for your day. Whether it’s “I will give myself grace”, “I will be present with friends and family” or “I will make self care a priority today” setting intentions for your day will set your focus for the day on things that are important to you.
4. Focus on the Good
Write down one good thing that happened to you each day. It can be a simple as the Starbucks barista spelling your name correctly to having a special lunch with a friend or family member. By writing down the good things that happen in our days we start to see all the good happening in our lives everyday. Beyond that we also start to collect special moments and memories to hold on to for years to come.
5. Make a list
Each day make a list of the things you’re grateful for, that make you happy or other write down the list of the things that access your five sense (sight, sound, taste, touch or smell) each day.
6. Journal Prompts
Using journal prompts is an easy way to get started journaling and writing as well. Journal prompts don’t require you to write a lot of text but just to answer a question. What you write can be as long or short as you want it to be. Use the monthly Journal prompts from the freebie section or create your own. If you are looking to work on your writing skills, this is a great way to do just that.
7. Write down prayers and meditations
Use your journal to write down a prayer list or things you are currently meditating on. This is a great way to focus your thoughts and prayers on the people and things that matter to you and is a great way to get what’s on your heart down on paper.
Journaling is one of those things that anyone can do, there is no right or wrong way to journal. But, if you’ve felt like journaling was this thing you weren’t good at, I hope one of the 7 options I shared will inspire you to find one that you like and start. If you’ve missed the journaling series, you can check it out here.
Do you have a journal style you love? Leave me a comment and let me know I’m always looking for new and fun ways to journal and I could share it here.