Journaling Workshop

How To Get Your Create On

Welcome to another edition in La Belle Vie Journal's Journaling Workshop. 

Today, we're going to talk about how to more creative in your journal.

Ever read a book or watch a movie where someone discovers an amazing journal. It's filled with funny musings, sketches, mementos, etc. It looks like something just begging to be read.

Well, whether or not you want anyone to read your journal (I for one, don't want anyone to read mine!) you might want to make it enticing enough so it's readable.

But sometimes, even in our journal, we get stuck with the fear of the blank page, and we can't seem to write anything. 

Or we simply list out our day...which can also feel very repetitive. And we don't want that.

So here are some ways to make your journal a little more like the story of your life and less like the story of blah...


Creative Journaling - Write Now 
If you want to have a creative and accurate journal, it is best to log away what has  happened in your day as soon as it happens. It is preferable to get this information  down right away before you forget some of the details of it. It is all too easy with our  easy to fail us human memories to forget even some of the most interesting details of  our day over time.  The best option is to carry your journal with you everywhere that you go. However, if  that is not an option for you, at least make sure you have access to a writing instrument  and something that you can write on. Doing that allows you to capture the details of  your day as they are happening. 

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Use Journaling Prompts

Your journal could be a collection of details about what happened during your day if you  want it to be that, but it does not have to be. You can take some of the fantastic journal  writing prompts available to you via this site, or others. 

A great prompt will ask a question you might not have thought about, or might have, but didn't want to go there.

Some prompts will be more creative - along the lines of a story starter. These are great ways to boost your overall creativity.   

Add pictures, sketches, lists, or word bubbles

There is no rule that says that you must write in your journal in a particular narrative  format.

You can add pictures, either from magazines or your own. Sketch something - who cares if you're no Van Gogh. 

You could also write down lists (10 things I hate about you, 10 best things about vacation, 20 great things about getting paid, 10 best books you've read so far ...you name it you can list it)

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Don't Be Afraid To "Go There"

Sometimes the biggest thing keeping you away from having a creative journal is  yourself. If you are censoring what you write in the journal too much, you might end up  sucking all of the creativity out of it as a result as well. 

Many people do this for fear of  offending some person who might get their hands on it in the future. The truth is though,  you risk much more if you do not tell your story the way it is meant to be told. 

Censoring  yourself just takes away from the heart of the meaning of a journal in the first place.