I love the idea of journaling, but I struggle with the consistency of it. My problem lies in the fact that I want to record too much. I will start off strong for a while journaling pages every day and then I just can't keep up with it. I burn myself out and then I quit, only to start up again. Well, I found a journal that seems to be helping me stay consistent.
I purchased this journal from paper coterie about a month ago. It's one that you customize yourself. You drop your photos in and add quotes and sentiments that just speak to your heart. It's pretty and personal.
It has about 5 lines set aside for each day for journaling or listing. It's been tricky trying to condense my thoughts into 5 lines, but what I've found is that because I'm being less wordy...I've actually stuck with it!
Yeah for consistency!! I'm still figuring out what exactly to record each day, but I'm learning. For example, I don't need to write that we did school each day...that's a given, but I do want to remember the triple that my boy hit in the baseball game or the fun that the girls and I had shopping for clothes!
I use these fun colorful pens and it's like I'm recording a rainbow. One of my kids opened the journal up the other day and you could hear the ohhs and ahhhs. Gotta love that! And that pencil pouch that I made for the girls and I this fall is perfect for holding all my pens! So, do you journal? How do you make it work for you?