I have kept a journal ever since I was a child, I love them. It is what started my love of writing. Over the years my journaling has changed and grown and I have also come to have a new appreciation for it.
The one thing that I really love about journaling is how easy it is to get started. You simply get some paper, something to write with and start writing down whatever is on your heart or mind. When I first started my journal was a collection of what went on during my day, lists of my favorite things and my dreams for the future. I still write about those things but now I also write out prayers and what God is teaching me as I walk with Him.
What to Journal?
The answer to this question is an easy one: anything!
I love that every person’s journal is unique to them. I look back at older journals and they are full of prayers and questions to God, especially if I found myself going to through a hard time. I copy down quotes from books that I find encouraging, song lyrics that inspire me and verses that speak to me.
What you journal is entirely up to you!
I have a slight obsession with journals so I often have dedicated ones for different things. Right now I have a prayer journal, a bible study journal and a regular journal that I fill with random thoughts and ideas from my head.
I have almost 2o journals around my home. I love them! Anytime that I find a pretty one I grab it.
I have two main reasons that I journal:
- To clear my head
- To remember
It may be because I’m a writer but I process things by writing them out. When I’m trying sort through something difficult or confusing you will easily find me with pen in hand. I’ve also found that it’s better (and wiser) for me to get my feelings out on paper instead of verbally assaulting someone.
I also write to remember. I used be that I wrote things down because my mind is full of lots of things and I would forget them otherwise. Now I write so that I can look back a see all the things that God has done over the years.
Do you journal?
Want more encouragement? Read How to Make a Prayer Journal