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Ideas For Those Lonely Journals

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Every day I look at my bookshelf and the stack of empty journals just waiting to be used, along with the two sitting on my nightstand begging to be opened. I thought about throwing them out and I’ve told people to stop buying them for me because I don’t use them. Yet, I refuse to give them away because of their beauty.

Oh and I can’t forget about the half empty journals with memories of my summer’s before college and the times I felt so hurt by the father of my child that I couldn’t do anything but write. Like honestly, do I rip out the pages and burn the memories or do I continue to write in them with more consistency?

I’ve been thinking of all the ways I can bring my journals back to life; get them out of their state of loneliness and I believe I’ve found some answers. Check out these ideas that will help put those empty or half empty journals to use:

  • Keep it next to your bed and write down every dream you can remember having as soon as you wake up
  •  Write a sentence a day and see where it takes you. It’s possible you’ll end up with a story at the end
  •  Make it a budgeting journal. Keep note of all your expenses each month.
  • Into cooking or want to keep a track of new/old recipes? Write it down.
  •  Prayer Journal
  •  Everyday make a list of what you are grateful for
  • Sketchbook
  • Password Journal because if you’re a normal human I know those passwords start to get confusing.
  • Use it for your To Do List
  • If you tend to travel a lot write about your trips
  • A fitness journal – track your progress (weight, recipes, exercises, etc)
  • Start a therapy journal
  • Write down positive affirmations or quotes daily

& there’s so much more you can use those empty journals for. What do you use your journals for?

One comment

  1. I’m glad i’m not the only one with a stack of journals lol. I have a bit of a journal buying problem to be honest. I have one as my regular journal. one for a tarot journal, one is a travel journal (when I actually travel) and one is a poetry journal. I have one for a dream journal but haven’t been using it much.

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