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Journaling Basics

If you're new to journaling, getting started can feel overwhelming. These posts about journaling basics are designed to help you establish a solid journaling routine. From selecting the right journal to setting achievable goals, these posts will guide you through the essential steps of starting a journaling practice. You'll learn techniques for generating ideas, tips for overcoming writer's block, and strategies for making journaling a habit that sticks. With these journaling basics, you'll be well on your way to building a fulfilling journaling practice that supports your personal growth and self-discovery.

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Journaling for Beginners: How to Get Started in 10 Steps

Keeping a journal is one of the most rewarding endeavors you can undertake in life. Here's how to start journaling in ten easy steps.

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Updated over 1 month ago

Journal vs. Diary: The Art of Personal Writing

Understanding the subtle nuances of the purpose and content of a journal vs. diary can help you decide which word to use.

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Updated over 3 months ago

50+ Journaling Books to Inspire Your Inner Writer

Journaling books can help inspire your practice, not just by providing prompts and techniques, but also by creating a framework for self-discovery and personal growth. They offer a guiding light as you navigate your thoughts and feelings, encouraging you to explore your inner world more deeply. Through the wisdom of authors who have journeyed through […]

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Updated over 1 month ago

Journal Writing: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners

Journal writing has been practiced for centuries, offering countless individuals a private space for self-expression, self-discovery, and personal growth. However, embarking on this journey can be daunting for many, especially if you are new to the world of journaling. That’s where this guide comes in, designed to help you navigate the ins and outs of […]

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Updated over 2 months ago

20 Journaling Benefits: Why You Should Keep A Journal

Some of the greatest thinkers in history understood how journaling benefits mental clarity, personal growth, and creative expression. Scientists and artists like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, and Marie Curie recorded their ideas, insights, and personal struggles through journaling. Keeping a journal is a self-care practice that can powerfully impact your well-being. In […]

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Updated over 3 weeks ago

20 Journaling Examples to Inspire Your Practice

Journaling examples can be incredibly helpful in giving you ideas and inspiration for your own journaling practice. When you’re new to journaling or feeling stuck, it can be challenging to know where to start or what to write about. But by looking at different journaling examples, you can get a sense of the possibilities and […]

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Updated over 2 months ago

What is a Journal Entry? How to Capture Your Life and Memories

How to use a journal entry to capture and preserve your thoughts, feelings, and experiences at a particular moment in your life.

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Updated over 5 months ago

What is a Journal? Why You Should Start One Today

For centuries, a journal has been used as a form of self-expression for the purpose of introspection, self-reflection, and record-keeping. But what exactly is a journal?

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Updated over 1 month ago

Attaining a State of Expanded Possibility Through Journaling

Attaining a state of expanded possibility requires a clear and intentional mind. A mind released from the stresses and emotions of daily life is a mind free to work its magic. That magic helps to provide subtle perspective shifts, form new connections, and bring to the surface the ideas and insights we all seek. To […]

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Updated over 1 month ago

30+ Journaling Ideas to Try in 2023

Get inspired and deepen your journaling practice with 30 new journaling ideas to try this year.

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Updated over 2 months ago

The Power of “Pre-Day” Journaling

Establishing a consistent journaling practice—one that fully supports the life you’re building—happens when it’s not forced, but seamlessly integrated into your daily routine. Morning journaling—or “pre-day” journaling—can unlock a sense of focus and clarity for the day ahead. The Segments of a Day Your day can be segmented into three time periods: What is “Pre-Day”? […]

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Updated over 5 months ago

How to Build a Journaling Habit that Lasts

Even though keeping a journal is a proven way to foster deeper self-reflection and personal growth, starting a new journaling habit can be difficult. Whether you’re looking to document your daily thoughts and experiences, or set and track goals, a regular journaling habit can have a profound impact on your mental and emotional well-being. Whether […]

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Updated over 3 months ago

Journaling as the Art of Self-Reflection

What’s the deal with journaling? It seems like everyone’s talking about it, yet there’s this foggy understanding of what the practice actually entails. Are we talking about scribbling away in a notebook that’s neatly displayed on an elegant desk, lit by a flickering candle? Or is journaling reserved for when we hit the metaphorical wall […]

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Updated over 4 months ago

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