how to journal: 6 proven methods to help you get started

People keep journals for almost anything you can think of. The most common reasons for journaling are self-care, self-discovery, and memory keeping, but people also keep journals to keep track of their ideas and progress.

A bullet journal is designed to be a cross between your typical journal and a planner. A bullet journal contains pages filled with tiny dots, or bullets, arranged in a grid.

What is a Bullet Journal?

A bullet journal requires some creativity. The first step to creating your perfect bullet journal is to know what you want to get out of it. Do you want to have a section set aside for a daily food diary? Do you need space for a to-do list?

How Do I Use a Bullet Journal?

If you want to keep a journal to sketch out art ideas or jot down your creative thoughts, you can get an art journal. There are also traditional journals filled with lined pages. 

What Other Types of Journals are There?

The first step is choosing the journal that’s right for you. Determine why you wanted to journal in the first place and get a journal designed for that specific need. The next step is to make journaling a habit. 

How Do I Start Writing a Journal?