For the last few years, journaling has become a big focal point off my life. I find it very beneficial to my mental health which is why I’ve continued for so long. Today I thought I would discuss my routine which has worked well for me all this time!
The first thing that I like to do is add decoration to my pages. I find this part so therapeutic and pleasing to look at which is why I do it. I use washi tape, stickers, pictures, doodles etc! Of course, you don’t have to do this but it works well for me which is why I include it as part of my routine!
Once I’ve finished doing that, I then add the day and the date. I always like to do this in a different way each spread as it adds something a little different! I like to make i look quite bold and different. It also allows me to practice my lettering which I really like.
The next thing I do is write about my day so your standard journaling. I talk about things I have done, how I’m feeling, what I’m thinking about etc. This is the part I really like as it feels like I’m dumping the content of my brains onto paper. It feels like a weight off my shoulder. I make this part pretty free flowing. If I don’t have much to say, that’s fine. If I want to write 10 pages worth of journaling, then that’s fine!
A cheeky thing that I like to add which is personal to me is the latest gossip surrounding Liverpool Football Club. Of course, this doesn’t apply to everyone but I think it’s quite interesting looking back at the gossip that’s about and seeing what actually happened and what was false in the end!
I then use a journaling prompt to really make sure that everything I’m thinking about is noted down. These tend to be quite short as I tend to go overboard in my normal journal writing but I still like to do it! However, I have been known to ramble and ramble based on a journaling prompt so I do recommend them!
I then add a quote at the end that’s related to how I’m feeling. Again, I like to letter this in a different way which again means I can add to my writing!
And that’s my journaling routine! Thank you so much for reading and I shall see you next time.