On my previous blog post, I talked about How Journal Writing helps in improving the lives of aging adults – not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
If you’re ready to give this activity a try, you need to find one that fits your needs and style, because there are so many ways to journal.
1. Morning Pages
This is based on Julia Cameron’s concept from the book “The Artist’s Way,” where you write three pages straight of whatever you want, without caring for grammars or mistakes, every morning as soon as you wake up. This is an amazing tool to allow your thoughts to flow out, and a way to release all your feelings and fears for the day ahead.
2. Gratitude Journal
Next type of journal is something that I highly recommend. You can do this in the morning, evening or any time of the day. In this journal, you list down all the things you are grateful for in that moment. This is a wonderful way to see all the good things in your life despite the challenges and problems that you may be facing. A gratitude journal will keep you positive and always inspired.
3. Prayer Journal
For your spiritual growth, a prayer journal will help you turn prayer into a daily habit and deepen your relationship with our Creator. In this journal you can write your prayers, your reflections on the daily scriptures, your fears, your dreams, the things you are thankful for – just anything that you want to lift up to the Lord.
4. Food & Fitness Journal
Whether you want to start a weight loss journey or you just want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a food & fitness journal is definitely a must-have. Here, you can list down your goals, document workouts, and record food and water intake, as well as your hours of sleep. By doing this, you can easily monitor your health, track your progress and be motivated to live your best and healthiest life.
5. Finance Journal
If you want to work on your current financial situation, a finance journal isn’t just for keeping track of your income and expenses but can also be used to write about your financial goals and reflect on how you can achieve them.
6. Travel Journal
By having a travel journal, you will be able to reflect on your adventures (and misadventures) in full details. You won’t just have photos and small mementos to look back on but you can also read about how you felt during your trips – your experiences, recommendations, learnings and discoveries.
7. Thought-Provoking Journal
Not sure what to write about? Why not try journal prompts to kick your thoughts and writing into high gear. There are journals that come with daily prompts but you can also find sample prompts online for inspiration.
So which one is your favorite? I hope these ideas will inspire you to start journaling.