I’ve journaled most of my life. I still have my first journal that I received in fifth grade along with all my journals from college and afterwards. Missing are the ones from high school.
When I journaled, I stuck to writing. Simply writing worked best for me.
Some people doodle in their journals.
Source: grace is overrated
(Check out her more than 50 free printable journal pages filled with daily prompts.)
Some scrapbook a discovery journal.
Source: sugar magnolia
Some create a journal out of recycled materials.
Source: no. 2 pencil
Some adapt an existing copy book.
Some go with a simple Moleskine.
A journal is what you make of it.
More Journaling Ideas
12 Ideas to Jumpstart Your Journaling | Nicole Samuels – If you’re stuck getting started journaling, these 12 prompts will get you moving.
Journal Prompts: Letter Journal | Hello Neverland – When was the last time you wrote a letter to a loved one?
Journal in a Jar | The Keeper of the Memories – Put together your own “jar full of art journaling-related things on pieces of paper, ranging from colors to techniques to products.”
Mixed Media Journals | Or so She Says – Turn your journal into a visual journey.
Bullet Journal with a Moleskine Journal | Musical Poem – “At the heart of the Bullet Journal is a method called “Rapid Logging”. Rapid Logging allows you to quickly capture and parse all the different types of data we’re trying to digest on a daily basis. This technique provides insights that can help you identify what’s important and weed out the things that aren’t. Figuring that out will help focus your time and energy much more effectively. It’s the difference between being busy and being productive.”
Small Creative Acts | Two if By Sea Studios – I love this idea of small, creative daily acts created right in a journal.