Two months ago I shared some journaling prompts (here) for those of you who don't really know what to write. These prompts were focused on newbies who might not know what to say to a book of blank pages. I'm going to continue targeting people who might need some inspiration to write some things down by creating these lists of journal prompts on a regular basis.
Journaling has become such a big part of my daily life. I literally journal about anything and everything. Sometimes I do a stream of consciousness where I just write everything that I am thinking in the moment, sometimes I write out all the tasks and events I completed during my day, and sometimes I ask questions and answer my own inquiries. For journal newbies it can be hard to get the hang of writing so freely--at least it was for me in the beginning--so sometimes it's good to have a little more structure. That's what these journaling prompts are for.
My journal is my everything. It's my planner, my blog schedule, and my place to keep my thoughts and notes. I plan out videos in it, I write about my day, I keep track of memories, and I write out difficult times. My journal loosely follows the bullet journal system, but mostly it's created in my own system that works for me.
The first step in journaling is finding a reason that journaling should be in your life. If your journal doesn't have a meaning or a purpose to you, then why are you even going to spend time doing it? I'm one of those people that has tried and failed at journaling over and over again, but when I finally figured out exactly what journaling meant to me I was able to write daily and create so much more positive energy because of it.