Looking for a new hobby while spending SO much time at home? Try journaling! Journaling can help you de-stress, relax and re-focus. We teamed up with @olivabeth on our IGTV to share some of her go-to journaling tips and tricks. Here are some of her fave apps and journals:
1. A Classic Journal 2. Promptly Journal 3. Chatbooks 4. Clean Simple Eats 5. Artifact Uprising: Story of You Book 6. Day One App
For more ideas, keep reading! Grab your pen and paper and let’s do this!
If you’ve had a stressful day or don’t have a lot of time, try writing lists. Lists of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for, of ways you were blessed that day, the LIST goes on! (See what we did there?)
Keep It Short
You don’t have to write down every little detail that happened to you that day. A simple paragraph or couple of sentences of the days highlights will do the trick!
Treat Journaling As A Way To Relax
Use journaling to calm you. Light a candle, play some relaxing music and let your thoughts flow.
We know it may sound weird but if you can’t think of what to write… FREE WRITE. Free writing is jotting down WHATEVER pops into your head. Just record your thoughts as you have them, and remember, journaling doesn’t have to be perfect. We love this quote, “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”
Journaling can be a GREAT de-stressing tool. For example, if you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed write down all the reasons WHY. Let it flow. The minute you write down all of those things, close your journal. The next day, come back to them with some rest and a possible new perspective.
What are some of your fave journaling tips? Share them with us below!