I haven’t consistently written a journal since I was about 15. I used to love being able to see the words flow out of my head and onto a a page. Seeing my scratchy all caps scrawl while my thoughts and feelings flow out. Admittedly now at the age of 24 I can’t remember the last time I put pen to paper and actually wrote how I feel.
We live in a digital age where the amount of times we put pen to paper and actually write is very little. I decided 2015 was the year I got my hands moving and wrote my feels down again. It was time to draw, write, illustrate, paint, collate and just get my hands back in the creative zone.
So at the beginning of the month I picked up a blank fresh journal, some new pens and just started to write, draw and see what flowed from my head to my hand. I made a point not to just write about the negative things - opting to write about my day to day life, my hopes and dreams and plans of the future. I didn’t want to look back at my diary and dwell on all the negatives. Every night I try to grab a warm cup of tea and just try to capture my life as it is. No filters, lies or editing. Just whatever happened that day and how I feel.
If you like me want to start journalling then here are a few tips & prompts to help you on your way!
- Commit to a 30 day journalling challenge.
- Find a sanctuary where you can write your journal and reflect in peace.
- Write about where you see yourself in 5 years time.
- Dedicate a page to all your travel dreams. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
- Copy down your favourite inspiring quotes to look back upon.
- Keep scraps of your favourite memories and write about the day.
- Write down a list of all the good things happening in your life right now