Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Journaling, reflecting, tracking. These are all different ways of understanding ourselves and figuring out our life strategy. Still, whenever I hear these, I think of a writing journal. A notebook for writing about the inner workings of my mind and soul.
Some of us are just not that into writing out our thoughts and feelings. And that’s okay.
Here are 7 different journals to get you started if you're not into journaling.
1. Art Journals
Perhaps you're a visual person. Art journals are a great way to reflect and explore new mediums - even for the non-artistic.
Art journaling includes collages, drawings, sketches, painting, stamping, even writing or digital illustrations. In the end, it doesn’t matter what you do, it doesn’t even have to be in a journal. It’s a way to explore ideas and experiment without judgment.
2. Gratitude Journals
Making a gratitude journal can be as simple as writing a daily list of what you are grateful for that day on your phone, a notebook, or on a computer - anywhere that’s convenient for you.
It’s best to do it at the end of the day to reflect on the positive things that happened, or to do it at the beginning of the day to remember what happened the day before to get you in a positive mindset.
If you are ever going through a difficult period, you have your gratitude journal to remember all the positive things in life because “gratitude and negative emotion can’t co-exist.”
3. A Positivity Folder
Similar to a gratitude journal but a positivity folder focuses on saving all the nice, positive, and encouraging things others h