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Why there’s no such thing as a perfect journal

Why there’s no such thing as a perfect journal

When you think of a journal, do you think of a beautiful leather bound notebook full of immaculate entries covering different aspects of your life, with writing that is so perfect it's almost calligraphy? You may see that in the movies or on TV, but in the real world,...

4 simple tweaks to use when journaling seems overwhelming

4 simple tweaks to use when journaling seems overwhelming

Let's face it. Starting any new habit is daunting. It can take anywhere from 14 days to 9 months for a habit to form, but the idea of journaling for 9 months straight can overwhelm the best of us. So in this post, I'll give you 4 tips on what you can do when...

Increase your productivity with journaling

Increase your productivity with journaling

Being a home schooling mum means I'm fairly busy most days, so it might seem a little crazy to advocate adding a habit on top that may take up some more time in the day, but what i hope to show you in this post is that journaling actually makes you more productive....

Make your journal an accountability partner

Make your journal an accountability partner

As you've probably gathered by now, I'm a big advocate for journaling, and one brilliant use that I've found for mine is to support my goal setting efforts, by helping me review my goals on a weekly basis, and hold myself to account. Goal setting For full disclosure,...

Using your journal to work things through

Using your journal to work things through

Yesterday we looked at the difference between a diary and a journal, and one of the subtle differences between the two was the depth of the writing. A journal has more depth, allowing you to explore, analyse and evaluate what's going on in your life. This makes it the...

What’s the difference between a diary and a journal?

What’s the difference between a diary and a journal?

  This month, I've been writing about journaling, however, some people aren't really sure what the difference between a diary and a journal is. So let's clear that up today. Whilst a journal and a diary are very similar, and some people use those words...

Journaling on a tight budget

Journaling on a tight budget

  I don't know about you, but when I start a new hobby, I tend to spend loads of money on books, courses and training around that topic. Whether it's meditation, crystal healing or bio energy, I always seem to make sure that I have lots of resources to support me...

Building the journaling habit

Building the journaling habit

In the last couple of posts we've looked at different aspects of journaling, but one thing that can get in the way is the illusion that you have to write loads of stuff. If you want to build the journaling habit then you need to do 3 things: 1. Keep it simple Don't...

5 Ways to get creative with your journaling

5 Ways to get creative with your journaling

Journaling shouldn't be tedious or dreary. It should be fun, and one way of injecting some fun itno your journaling is by using your creativity. In this post, I'll explore 5 ways that you can get creative with your journal. 1. Use colour As you've probably read...

Pen and paper or digital journal?

Pen and paper or digital journal?

The best advice I can give to anyone starting out journaling is to find what works for you, and stick to it. There are no rules. Choose the time, place and medium that suits you. Personally, I love the process of writing with pen and paper. It allows me to choose from...

What could you write in your journal?

What could you write in your journal?

Yesterday I posted 2 ways that you can start using your journal: to plan your day or to reflect on it. But once you start writing you'll find that actually, you have many more options. Today's post is about exploring some of those possibilities.  Record your day to...

2 Simple ways to start your journal

2 Simple ways to start your journal

I don't know about you, but when I first started journaling, I was a little bit overwhelmed with my first journal. There was a lot of space and I really didn't know what to say. It was like talking to a stranger when you haven't been introduced. Only this piece of...

3 Habits that will help you be happier in 2019

3 Habits that will help you be happier in 2019

If 2018 a really crappy year for you, then perhaps 2019 could be so much better. Maybe you started 2018 feeling hopeful, but then reality set in, and suddenly you were in that dark place again. Overwhelmed by everything that was happening, feeling stuck. And now it's...

119 Goals for 2019

119 Goals for 2019

Since completing my Life Coaching course in 2015, I've been setting goals for myself each year, using Leonie Dawson's Shining Life Workbook. It's a great little workbook that helps you review the previous year, and clarify what you'd like in the following one by...

Goals for September 2018

Goals for September 2018

It's that time of the month, the time I reflect on last months goals and set new ones for this month. So here are my goals for September 2018. But first, to check in on August. Reviewing August's goals Here's how I got on: Homeschooling. Reading is an ongoing process....