how to journal:

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.

To get started, you will need to identify your reasons for starting a journal. One of the most common types of journals, and one that has hit the mainstream in a big way, is a bullet journal.

A bullet journal is designed to be a cross between your typical journal and a planner. The point of a bullet journal is that users can design it to be whatever they want it to be.

What is a Bullet Journal?

A bullet journal requires some creativity. The advantage of a bullet journal is that you get to design your journal pages to meet any need that you want.

How Do I Use a Bullet Journal?

If you want to sketch out art ideas, you can get an art journal. There are also traditional journals filled with lined pages. You can even get a gratitude journal for things you are thankful for.

What Other Types of Journals are There?

In my opinion, a diary is a specific type of journal, one that is generally used for memory keeping. Diary entries usually outline specific events that happened.

What is the Difference Between a Journal and a Diary?