All Out Of Ink

June 10, 2012

How Do You Journal?

Filed under: Inspiration,Writer's Block — Laynie @ 12:03 pm
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One of my favorite writing activities is keeping or creating journals. I have traditionally kept my daily journals and random poetry in black and white marble composition notebooks. Not to brag (okay, in order to brag), but I have filled more than 30 of these books.

There are other journals I keep also. Here is one of them. It’s a journal I keep almost daily. It takes less than 5 minutes before bed at night to write down the date and a few things from the day that are only good. I don’t mean I write down things that can turn into good later down the road. I mean completely good things, things that make me smile. Hidden blessings are great, but I save those for another time, place, and page. This is for things that cannot be mistaken for anything but good.

There are always things I can list. At the very least, I can write down “My comfy bed,”

Here is a sample page from this journal. It is the most recent spread.

Try it! It might spark another project, or it might be what you need all on its own.



  1. Your journal really looks great! I like how colourful and organized it all looks. I think I may try your approach… I already have a number of journals and I already save tickets and whatnot; I only have to get coloured gel pens now! =]

    Also, Shawn the Sheep is a very funny show.

    Comment by Zen — June 10, 2012 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

    • You’re right; the show is very funny.

      Most of the pages in that journal are not as fancy as that one. Sometimes, it’s just the date and a few lines of good things. Not too many pages have stickers or fancy things. Since it’s my “Good Things” book, I list other good things too. I write good song lyrics. I list places that I’ve been that I loved. I have a whole page dedicated to a list of kinds of cute stuffed animals. For each journaling day, I give myself a minimum of three things, but on a really bad day, I let myself get away with only two. It’s as easy or as complicated as you want to make it. It lets you end the day on a good note no matter how else you were feeling before.

      Comment by Alayne — June 11, 2012 @ 1:22 am | Reply

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