Different Forms of Journaling Part 2 of 3
In our previous blog, we explored a range of different forms of journaling, each with its own distinct approach and benefits. From traditional journaling to bullet journaling, gratitude journaling, and more, we delved into the diverse ways in which journaling can enrich our lives. Building on that foundation, this article aims to expand your repertoire even further by introducing some additional and unique forms of journaling to consider. Whether you're seeking new avenues for self-expression, creative exploration, or personal growth, these journaling styles offer fresh perspectives and opportunities to deepen your journaling practice. So, let's embark on this journey of discovery as we explore some more innovative forms of journaling that can inspire and empower you on your path of self-reflection, exploration, and personal development.
Unique Forms of Journaling
In this form of journaling, you use music as a medium to express yourself. You can write about the emotions certain songs evoke, create playlists that reflect your mood, or even compose your own music as a way to process your thoughts and feelings.
Nature journaling involves immersing yourself in the natural world and documenting your observations. You can sketch plants or animals, describe landscapes, or reflect on the feelings and connections you experience while spending time in nature.
Mind mapping is a visual form of journaling that involves creating diagrams or maps to explore and organize your thoughts. You can use keywords, images, and branches to visually represent ideas, connections, and relationships.
The five-minute journaling technique involves spending a few minutes each day writing down three things you are grateful for, three things that would make the day great, and a daily affirmation. It is a concise and focused approach to cultivate gratitude and positivity.
Dream collaging combines dream journaling with the visual element of creating collages. After recording your dreams, you can collect images, colors, and textures from magazines or online sources to represent the themes and emotions from your dreams.
Travel Collage Journaling
If you enjoy traveling, you can create a travel collage journal. This involves collecting mementos like ticket stubs, postcards, and photographs, and arranging them alongside written entries to document your journeys and capture the essence of each place you visit.
Sentence completion journaling involves starting a sentence and allowing yourself to freely complete it. For example, you could begin with "Today, I am feeling..." and let your thoughts flow to complete the sentence. The Soul Adventure Game - Journey to the Real You is a great gamified version of this to check out ceated by Radical Forgiveness Master Coach, Lorree Appleby (learn more about how I met Lorree below ).
Poetry or Haiku Journaling
If you have an affinity for poetry or enjoy exploring concise expressions of emotions, you can create a journal specifically for writing poems or haikus (Oxford definition of Haikus is a Japanese poem of seventeensyllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world). These forms of journaling allow you to capture fleeting moments and feelings with brevity and artistic expression.
Remember, these unique forms of journaling can be combined with other styles or adapted to suit your personal preferences and interests. There is no right or wrong way of journaling. The key is to find a method that resonates with you and supports your self-expression and reflection.
Another important thing to remember as you evolve your journaling can change and evolve too. So, you do not have to stick to one thing, you can do more than one at a time too. My journaling practice is constantly changing depending on what my creativity is needing. So, if you put on thing down for another it does not mean failure but intuitive adaptation.
If you liked this be sure to check out the whole series of Different Types of Journaling.
Meet Jess Fraser, a vibrant Life Coach, retreat facilitator, podcast host, blogger, and avid book lover. With a passion for adventure, personal growth and transformation, Jess guides individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and empowerment. Her insightful writings and engaging podcasts inspire others to embrace change and embrace their true selves. If you enjoyed this article and would like to stay connected, join Jess at www.yourinnervitality.com to explore her latest projects, including her empowering guided journal, "Courage to Change Journal." Together, let's continue the journey of self-reflection, growth, and creating a life filled with courage and purpose.
Soul Adventure Game - Journey to the Real You - I heard about Lorree and her game before I met her. It was while taking a break between the Courage to Change Tour Across Canada earlier this year, we finally met at a retreat which she was facilitating a session for us. I was a participant at this retreat and was pondering many big decisions. I know the value of retreats and know getting the support through them for myself, while also offering this to others too.
You can also get to know Lorree through the Your Inner Vitality Podcast, episode Unleashing the Power Within: Speak Your Thoughts for Healing & Transformation. This is also available on all major podcast hosting sites.
Thanks to Jenn and Janet for being a part of us meeting. So yes I purchased and use this game and recommend it too.