- Don’t feel as though you must journal every day. You do not want to become overwhelmed by something that should be fun and inspiring. Starting small is better than not starting at all. But remember, even a few words or an inspiring quote is a wonderful addition to your work.
- There is no right or wrong way to journal. Just let the creativity flow. If you are having trouble getting started or just need inspiration check our blog each week as we share tips and give you prompts to help stir your imagination.
- Set goals. There are many reasons to begin journaling. I use journaling as a way to share my faith and encouragement to future generations.
- feelings, dreams, thoughts
- hopes, prayers
- gardening, nature, birds
- travel and exploration
- simple day-to-day musings
- sketch, paint, color, collage
Have you thought about what you would like to do most in this life? Write a list (often called a “Bucket List”) of the things you would like to accomplish. If you have never created a record of such things, you might find it refreshing and insightful. I challenge you to try to accomplish the things that mean the most to you and begin to check off the items on your list!
Consider these 25 questions to help you get started:
- What is your dream job?
- Where would you like to travel?
- Whom would you like to travel with?
- Do you like to explore? Where would you go?
- Do you like to mentor or help others succeed?
- What is your favorite charitable cause?
- What do you want for your children?
- What would you like your children to know?
- What do you want to leave for your children?
- Whom do you miss spending time with?
- What books would you like to read?
- Do you want to be more stylish?
- Would you like to be more healthy?
- Do you have a close relationship with God?
- Do you pray often for others?
- Is there anything left unsaid that you would like known?
- Do you want to write a book?
- What would you like to learn?
- Who are you? What would you want others to know about you?
- Have you ever climbed a tree? What little thing haven’t you done that you would like to do?
- At this very moment what would make you very happy?
- What is the most unusual thing you would like to do?
- Where can you picture yourself if you were living the life you dream?
- If you had no money, what would you do if you had the time?
- If tomorrow were your last day, what would you do today?
We all get in routines that over time can make one feel stagnate. Break your routine and try something new. It doesn’t have to be extravagant. Simply climb a tree and hang out for a little while or spread a blanket and watch the clouds rolls by. Let your imagination go and have fun!