I’ve had a “paper and pen” journal for about 6-7 years. I have used a journal different things:
- To Do lists (or just lists of things in general)
- Trip Planning
- Photo/Post ideas
- Bucket Lists
There are other things you can use a journal for:
- “Dear Diary” type of journaling
- Scheduling your day/week/month (love love when you can customize a blank page journal to the planner of your dreams!)
…obviously the options are endless…
Since I started journaling, I’ve research a lot about journaling and became kind of obsessed with the moleskin journal. I love moleskin because it has so many different types of journals but also the simple blank page or lined page journal perfect for sketching or free-thought-writing.
For me personally, I’ve found that journaling has helped me:
- Be more creative
- Organize my thoughts
- Be mindful
I believe in journaling so much (good old fashion “paper to pen”) that when Miss S was a few months old, I got her her own moleskin (8×11, blank page). We do all sorts of art projects (seasonal or just something fun) and I usually write a little note about what’s going on that day. I hope one day she’ll see the benefits of it too.