How to use a Journal
Life’s a Journey
Journaling can be fun relaxing and can be a best friend when they are available. You can write your daily life in them, big events, use one for just your poetry or drawing, or some other hobby you are into (Themed) There’s Gardening Journal, Reading Journals, baby & pet care journals. Some only write others draw or do both. Then there’s some who put trinkets like photos, movie and concert tickets etc. You can write quotes, lyrics of songs you like, doodle anything you want. There’s a journaling ideas section, as well as a few to find your preferred journal type. Locking journals, Leather bound, there’s an assorted list as well and the pocket journal.
This lens it to help you get started, show you various ideas as well as prompts for general journal topics.
Currently I started a new journal more of a summary as I have back & hip pain so I include a scale of how much pain I’m in, what I eat, the weather, What I’ve done more or less in the day as well as entertainment and then-some, I also try to include any dreams I had at night as well.
Life’s a Journey
take notes along the way
You can also look at http://izzysnotes.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-start-journal.html
National Dear Diary Day September 22
I was trying to find a journaling day but so far I have not, so I will go with using this as such
How to keep a journal and some ideas
The videos included here will help you (I hope) with all forms of journaling; from the usual way of just writing down your thoughts, ideas poems etc, to Art, Visual and Smash book styles. Any any other sorts I cannot think of at the moment.
Author’s choice – My favorite kind of journal
have been hording journals of various sorts. Spiral Notebooks, Composition books with a cover design (not the usual marble look) The thin ones you can find in a dollar store, those sent by friends & well you can just checkout my video(s) of my used as well as blank journals to see. (frankly I might still have more to show off!)
I would be so happy to find a journal something like this
I like something that looks antique, hopefully that will last me a few years, and maybe even be able to add paper to it as well. Along with the ‘antique’ looking I like hinges to keep it closes (especially if I am able to lock it.)
* Journaling * Theme Journals *
Idea for Entry Format
How to books for inspiration – & A JOURNAL
a nice leather one works good for travel
My Poetry Journal
MY Journals – Theme & Blanks and now a Smash book
Theme Journals of Zodiacimmortal
my apologies I was not able to find my tripod to do one of the videos
I don’t think I’m so good with the Smash book, but then I purchased a small one.
It is not the extraordinary events that shape our lives. These times are few. Rather, it is the ordinary, day-to-day occurrences that form the pattern of our days and give our lives meaning. It is these events that will someday be read and cherished by those who come after us. ~ Col. Garry A. Littleton
Using a Binder as a Journal
I have a Mead Five star 9 1/2 x 6″ binder that would be great for a journal (I wanted to include one here, but I couldn’t find a listing) The great thing with binders for journals is, you can add more paper when you are almost out, there’s folders etc you can include to put letters, cards, photos and so on you want to keep. Heck if you want to lock it… you can always try a hole punch (or just poking a hole w/ a reamer) & put a small lock on it!
Binder Journals are great as you can pretty much include anything you want on the page clippings etc, and should have enough of room that it does not wreck the binding of the spine, like with the others.
Another reason to consider using a binder for your journal, is
1. It’s easier to travel with (es. the 6×9 ones) Ihave a binder that has handles & some pockets in it in a denim style. (was supposedto be for pencils disks etc)
2. Hole punch for binders & single punches easier to stash papaer bits like ticket stubs etc in a flash
3. You can keep adding to it instead of constantly having to go find a new one. (You’d be surprised how much a binder will hold!)
You can also include an assorted type of pages and colored pages like this:
So if you are going to do a journal that’s going to look part scrapbook. I’d say a Binder is the best to use. Oh I also included 2 Smash Books. One is a kit the other is the ‘mini folio’ that comes with the pen/glue stick in case you might be interested in those for your journaling.
You can also check these out…I know they are sold at Staples They are
Just click & check it out. you can add pages as you need more, you can use dividers to organize the journal by topic, month or year. There’s even a spot to include pens etc.
I LOVE the Life Organizer (well inside of it.. but would love one for myself in Purple & green too
I love this one, and wish someone would make something like this for me in the same colors
Sample Journal Heading
I thought to include a sample of a heading that could be used if you do a daily journal (or you can use it for whatever form you have especially if you don’t use it often)
Day, date year & Time
What you are listing to or watching
Entry Type: Like a travel journal, drawing, poem, daily, creative (poetry, story etc)
More Journaling Diary Smashbook vids
Smash Book? Junk Journal? How about a Theme Journal, pt 1 11:07 love the journaling/envlope flapsI will likely have to make a playlist for the videos on my Youtube account as there are quite a bit I liked to make note of for inspiration and more
Let your journey guide your hand
Chosing what kind of journal you want to write, if you want to do themes (see page 3) sample pages,templates (more on way), and more. Chose a journal here (or on one of the other pages I made) or make your own (see page 1) . You will also find prompt ideas as well.
What are prompts? a sentence or word that gives you an idea (or is the first sentence) of what to journal. Like Write about your summer vacation, Where did you go on vacation, what did you do there etc.
What License plates did you see on the way to or back from there. (you can even draw them & color in to show the variation especially being I see about 3 – 4 versions of various states (and sometimes there’s the ones with a charity on it) out there, and so on,
What will your journal be about? – General or a theme?
There’s Travel Art there’s also Baby, Pet, Fitness/diet to name a few, Books (what read, want to etc) Same for movies. Even a journal on writing a story (keeping names, places and ideas together, and from experience.. it sucks when you cannot draw up a sketch as to what your character looks like.)
Password & Monster High Journal review
Theme Journals <– will be here when published
sample journal cards for writing about your relationship with your boy or girlfriend or spouse
they even say those that write down what they eat eat less (i guess because we can see what we have, You can see page 3 for more options) I do this, I just note what amount, I don’t really count calories I just go by (or try) serving size. Always think of a serving size being the size of your fist, No bigger.
This is also good as if you are diabetic, or have bad cholesterol you can keep track and then turn it into the doctor to show you were (are) at least trying.