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.

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2 Comments »

  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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