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
- 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 response to “Ideas For Those Lonely Journals”
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.