Now that we have looked at the act of keeping a journal, and what we want to keep it in, I thought it would be fun to look at different things that can be recorded.
A journal or diary does not have to be a boring or formulaic document, why not try answering these fun prompts.
- What is one thing you thought was impossible, but you did it anyway?
- What possession makes your life easier.
- How can you help others?
- Something that scares most people, but not you.
- What mistake or failure are you grateful for?
- What do you like about your job?
- Three things you keep on your bookcases that are not books.
- What is your favourite photo? Why?
- If you never needed to sleep again, what would you do with the extra time?
- An item on your to do list that looks like work, but feels like fun.
- What is one personality trait that you are grateful that you have?
- Look around the room, write down every single thing that you are grateful for.
- If you could go back in time to alter any event in your life, would you? Why?
- If skills were able to be downloaded straight into your brain, what three would you choose?
- What is a piece of advice that you give, but just cannot follow?
- If you were carted off in a straight jacket, how would you prove your sanity?
You don’t even need to write in a journal. Why not try drawing or making a collage; stamping or inking, adding washi or stickers. Take a rubbing of the first leaf of spring, or press a wildflower between the pages. Glue in your favourite song lyrics or a shopping docket, add that cute tag from your new outfit, or even a found button.
There are so many ways to make a journal interesting, to record more than just the bare facts of the day, which is what makes the act of journaling so interesting.