Start Journaling in 3 Steps!

My true journaling journey started about a year ago when my therapist gifted me a lovely journal during a significant life event. I say "true" because ever since I can remember, I have spent hours dumping my brain on paper, usually loose-leaf, and usually ends up in the trash after.

When I started journaling, I tried to be intentional about why I was writing. Here are a few of the questions I have asked myself in those moments:

  1. What am I grateful for today? Set the timer to 5 minutes and write until the time is up.
  2. Why am I feeling ______? Usually, the blank is filled by "anxious" or "stressed," but I have had moments where I was so delighted I wanted to capture it.
  3. Why do I need time for myself? This prompt has been helpful at times when I needed help organizing my thoughts.

There you have it! This blog post is your sign to go and start filling out that new journal you haven't opened yet.

If you are looking for a new journal, make sure to browse the journals I have designed over in The Mariette Stationery Shop.