I started my first journal at the age of about 12. It was one of those where you start each entry with “Dear Diary”. Thirty-one years later and I still keep a journal. I have boxes and boxes of them.
A Journal is a powerful self-help tool. A form of therapy.
Journaling can be used for:
- memory keeping
- writing down experiences
- recording dreams
- setting goals
- brain storming ideas
- brain dumping
- keeping a record of your hopes, dreams and ambitions
- combating negative thoughts
- coping with stress and anxiety
- working through problems
It is a rewarding process that frees thoughts trapped in your mind and translates them onto paper.
Things otherwise forgotten can be recorded and reviewed at a later stage. As a mother whose children are now grown, it’s wonderful to look back on their baby days and read about things they said and did that otherwise I would of forgotten about.
A journal is a liberating art form that requires nothing more than some time and a pen and a your favorite book.
I used to make journals and sell them. I probably made well over 300 journals. There is something so therapeutic about book binding.
If you are looking for some tips in starting a journal, download my FREE workbook. (PDF) here