I’ve wrote in my journal everyday for the last 3 years but it’s not something I’ve spoken about that much on the blog, even though it’s a pretty big part of my routine! Today I wanted to share a little bit why I do it, and what exactly, I’m writing.
Whenever I get back after a great day, you can bet I run to my journal and write all about it (I’m so cool aren’t I?). I just adore the idea of re-reading amazing days when I’m older and reminiscing about everything that went on and what we got up to. I never want to miss out any important details! A few years ago I found some old secret diaries when I was little (you know the ones with the genuine padlock) and it was so funny to read back.
If I’ve had a day where nothing interesting has happened, I use my journal to write down 3 things that I’m grateful for. Being honest, this is probably what I use it most for, and it always keep me feeling positive and remembering the things in my life that I have and am thankful for. Something I’d definitely recommend for everyone to do, for sure. I try and make it different every time instead of just being generic. Things like seeing the sunset whilst I was walking the dog, or the fact that I wore my favourite earrings etc. It’s like a random collection of little moments that keep me going.
WHEN I’M STRUGGLING
The bad days, the days where I feel lost and confused, that’s when I head to my journal and just write. About anything that comes to mind, I have no set plan. Some days it can just end up as doodles, but it really helps me work through all of my different feelings, and I always feel calmer when I’ve finished. There’s just something so therapeutic about being honest with your feelings, putting them into words, and letting them go. I always come away feeling just that little bit lighter than before.
Other things you can journal:
- To-do list for the day
- Meal planning
- Goals for the month
- Birthday wish-list
- Collecting quotes
- Blog post ideas
- Budget planning
- Places you want to visit
Do you journal? If so, how do you use yours?