Journaling Through May- Week One! May 01 2018
Let’s try something a little different this month - a Journaling series!
For the next five weeks, through the end of May, I’m going to try out five different ways of journaling, using our Journal pages from the store.
Five different ways of journaling? What would those be?
Well, I’m glad you asked!
- Word of the Year Journal
- Quotes Journal
- Gratitude Journal
- Prayer Journal
- Looking Inward (Emotions) Journal
This list just scratches the surface of all the different ways you could journal - but it works for me.
I don’t think journaling is a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. These ideas may be helpful to you, and they may not. Everyone is different, and it won’t do you any good to try and do something that doesn’t fit your personality or your present needs. The purpose of trying different ways is to simply find what works for you! If the thought of journaling interests you, but the list I made out does not, you can brainstorm a new list - one that fits you and makes you eager to start.
Some of you may think of journaling and shudder down to your shoes, while others may think of it and get a thrill of happiness. Others may be indifferent. I used to be right between the shuddering and indifference. Journaling was scary. Not so much because of the blank page, but because I did not want to know or admit to what I was really thinking and feeling. I didn’t realize that facing those thoughts and emotions was going to be life changing for me.
But that’s another story for another week!
This week I am going to be focusing on my “word for the year” - Peace. I’ll be honest, I have no idea what I’m going to do with that this week. I recently read a nonfiction book called “One Perfect Word” by Debbie Macomber. One of the things she suggested was looking at a word from all its different angles, to find out all about it. Now, I only have one week with this before I jump to another type of journaling! But if I keep my heart open to God’s leading, I’m guessing He has a specific thing to teach me about peace this week.