Journaling Ideas for March

Spring brings a fresh energy that is unlike any other time of the year. This is a great time to look at habits, goals, dreams and be okay with letting things go if they’re not working. Sometimes the closet needs a spring cleaning. Sometimes I need to do a spring cleaning on other areas of my life! Don’t be afraid to let things go and welcome other things in, whether it’s doing something like changing up the way you journal, using a different color palette, letting go of the craft materials you haven’t used in five years or going to … Read More

What to Journal In January

What to journal in January? Start with a list of hopes & dreams Journal about your wildest hopes & dreams, not just the expected (and sometimes dull) resolutions or responsible goals, but the dreams in your heart you rarely speak of Feeling a bit weary from all the work of the holidays? Journaling listicles are fun and can open the mind to new ideas without feeling like it’s overworking. I’ve included a download of 30 ideas and listed out (haha) a few of my favorites. Print out a picture from your phone each week, cut it out, tape it in … Read More

Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

  The week between Christmas and New Year’s causes me to pause and reflect each year. The last few years I’ve spent time reflecting on the last year and then looking forward to the new year. Looking back is important, but it can be a bit of a pitfall. While I would like to paint myself as a happy, glass-half-full kind of person, the truth is that I’m a bit of an Eeyore. My natural tendency is to see things as woulda-coulda-shoulda with a strong tinge of regret. I’ve worked -and keep working- to see things in a positive light. … Read More

Journaling Ideas & Prompts for December

With everything else going on this month, it can be hard to find time for journaling. I tend to keep written entries short (see below for some ideas). Sometimes, I’ll comfort myself with the promise that after Christmas, I will clear the schedule and spend time putting together December joyful journals. This month, I’ve got a date post-Christmas scheduled to complete my 2018 joyful journal. This year I started collecting the items to add to the joyful journal in a big manilla envelope. The envelope system decreases the clutter and little paper piles around my room. Plus, there’s something calming … Read More

How to Prioritize Time to Paint & Journal During the Busiest Time of the Year

You’re gonna think I’m weird, but I consider the start of the holiday season to be in October. I’m NOT talking about Christmas, but all things celebrating autumn and Thanksgiving and then merging into the Christmas celebration and finishing with New Year’s. In the past, I used to be consumed with the doing of the season. I was trying to create the perfect Thanksgiving, Christmas and other festive events. That meant a lot of busy work. In the middle of all that, I lost the joy and wonder of the season. Part of that loss was that I let go … Read More