Journaling Resources

Resources for Journaling

This article includes many ways to keep you writing day after day. Why? Journal writing is beneficial for everyone because writing is a form of communication. The physical act of writing or journaling makes learning easier while improving memory, for instance. You can refer to this blog post I wrote for the benefits of journaling here and check out the links in this article to learn from other journaling aficionados. 

“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. This is one of many reasons why journaling is a beneficial practice, so it’s a recommended you journal daily.

 

Because neural circuits are activated, it helps improve memory. By journaling daily, it’s like anything else, you become a better. More importantly, a better communicator.

 

This page offers a variety of resources based on SMART Journaling by Mackenzie Reed. These prompts help to keep you writing. There are tools to jump start the habit and keep you writing day after day.

 

Journal Prompts

Prompts are a great way to jumpstart your writing. It’s a great way to inspire thoughts, therefore many writers use writing prompts as a jumping off point. If you are suffering from writer’s block, prompts are also a great tool to help trigger thoughts and/or memories.

Journal Writing Sprints

When you have limited time, try a writing sprint. Set a timer and start writing. For example, if you work well under pressure setting a timer for 15 minutes may help you shut off extraneous noise in your mind and get the words flowing.

Journaling One Sentence Per Day

Are you looking for a challenge? Try to sum up your day in one sentence! Think in terms of a news headline. You want to write something so powerful it causes someone to stop in their tracks to read what you have to say.

Bullet Journal: Make a list

Making a list is similar to Bullet Journaling. This is a great way to stay organized and meet your goals. If you need to prioritize your life, the BuJo is your saviour. Make a list and check each item off for pure satisfaction.

Journaling the Problem vs. Solution

If you need help with a challenge, write it out and then devise a plan to solve your problem.

Journaling an Inspirational Quote

I love this one. Find a quote that inspires you. Write it down in your journal and then write reflect on its meaning. Some days, I rewrite the quote multiple times until I fully grasp it’s impact.

Journaling Your Milestones

Write a celebratory journal entry about a significant milestone in your life.

Mind Mapping

The journaling techniques help you discover mini goals to

Journaling Methods & Techniques