By: Kaleigh A.

Are you tired of having an empty journal? Perhaps you aren't sure where to start?  Or maybe you just don't want to sound childish writing in a journal? Luckily for you, this article includes examples like: daily journaling, quotes, affirmations, and poetry. This article will include explanations and pictures of a few examples to help you express yourself.

Journaling is good for your mind in many different ways. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, journaling is an excellent way to manage anxiety, reduce stress, and cope with depression. In the article “Journaling for Mental Health” it states, “When you have a problem and you're stressed, keeping a journal can help you identify what’s causing that stress or anxiety. Once you’ve identified your stressors, you can work on a plan to resolve the problems and reduce your stress. Keep in mind that journaling is just one aspect of a healthy lifestyle for better managing stress, anxiety, and mental health conditions.”  

Junk Journals

Junk journals are a great way to show creativity while also expressing yourself.  A junk journal is a great way to use pictures instead of words to express yourself. You could use pictures, drawings, newspaper and magazine clippings, or even pieces of fabric. 

Daily Logs

A daily log helps you keep up with day to day events, activities, chores, and even notes. You should write the date down at the top of the page and then write all the reminders you will need. This is a better way to stay organized and on top of deadlines and events.  

Journaling Your Stresses and Problems

Every night before bed start writing down things that are bothering you. This will help you to clear your mind and help you to feel less burdened. Journaling your problems can also help you find solutions.  


Writing Down Goals

If you have a new goal you want to accomplish, write it down. Studies show that if you write down your goals you are more likely to accomplish them. You should also write down the steps you need to take to accomplish these goals.  

Now that you have some ideas for your journal go and make your own. Start thinking, writing, and being creative. Happy Journaling!



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