There are so many great reasons why you should start journaling! Writing in a journal can help you escape stress, unleash and enhance your creativity, keep your most precious memories, and even help you work out your problems!
If you want to begin inking your memories in one handy journal or organizing your life but don't know where to start, we're more than happy to help you out!
1. Look for inspiration.
If you already have a style in mind, then good for you! But if you're not sure what you want your journal to look like, you can always turn to the internet for inspiration! Don't be intimidated by the Instagram-worthy journals you find. You'll get there, too! For now, just focus on finding out what you want to do with yours.
2. Look for the perfect journal.
There are lots of different kinds of journals out there and looking for the right journal for you can be a challenge but it's so worth it when you finally find it. Take your time in deciding which journal you're most comfortable with (weekly, daily, dotted or blank). You want it to become a part of your every day life.
3. Invest in good materials.
You want your journal to be an extension of yourself. Making it your own will help make it easier for you to pour your thoughts into the pages. But whether you want to be a clean minimalist or fun and creative, one of the most important things to find is a pen that perfectly matches the texture of the paper.
4. Always bring your journal.
There are going to be days when you decide not to bring your journal and regret it. In this time and age, everything happens so fast and you cannot trust your mind to keep track of it all. You can also kill time whenever you're idly waiting which gives you something to do when you're bored!
5. Have fun!
There are no rules when it comes to journaling (except the ones you make for yourself.) It can be pretty hard at first especially if you're unsure which direction you want to go. Don't stress yourself out too much and just have fun until you get the hang of it!
Journaling doesn't just help you store your memories in one convenient notebook but it also helps pave the way to self-discovery. If you still haven't tried keeping a journal, there is no better time to start than today!
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