Some of us are old school — you know, the “pen and paper will always be king” type. So it’s no secret that journal writers often fall into this category. The feeling of the pen against paper can be a magical, cathartic experience like none other. There’s something deeply intimate about writing something down by hand that pen and papers writers swear cannot be replicated by typing something online. There’s no denying it — writing in your physical journal is special, but today we’re diving into the world of digital journaling and exploring the other side. Grab your laptops because you might actually find that the world of digital journaling is where you belong. …Keep Reading
Whether you’re typing in an online journal or writing directly in a bound journal, sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start. You might be groggy first thing in the morning or if it’s too late at night, you might feel overwhelmed after a long day. It’s difficult to hone in on the important details of your life that you want to remember forever. Journal prompts are a good way to get you to focus on the writing itself. Find a prompt, which might be a question or a statement, and start answering it in your journal entry. We recently launched a tool that can help with your blank page dilemma. …Keep Reading
Mindfulness is a technique that has numerous benefits, including emotional and health. You may know that meditation can help with mindfulness but did you know you that journaling can boost your mindfulness practice? This is especially true if you are new to mindfulness. Here are a few things to consider about the power of mindfulness journaling and what it can do for you and your lifestyle. …Keep Reading
Stress stinks. Most people who have a fast-paced job or a lot of personal responsibilities feel stressed a lot and for some, stress turns into a chronic condition. It’s important to manage stress before it becomes a problem. If left untreated, it can result in high levels of anxiety or even burnout. Luckily, keeping stress in check is simple when you adopt healthy lifestyle habits. These five suggestions can help you maintain a healthy work-life balance and keep your stress levels low. …Keep Reading
When people think of boosting their productivity, they usually only involve their daytime hours. However, to have a productive day, you need to start by having the right nighttime routine. Getting adequate rest is a priority but it’s not the only requirement for a productive tomorrow. Here are six nighttime routines that will increase your productivity.
Choosing what to write in a journal starts with understanding why you’re writing. It might seem like nothing special or important happened in the past 24 hours that you would want to share with anyone, even the future you. But writing in a journal isn’t only for preserving stories for future generations, it’s therapeutic for you. Use daily journal writing to better understand yourself, others, improve your memory, set goals and report on progress, or express your feelings about your family. There are a number of reasons to keep a journal. Here’s what you can write in it. …Keep Reading
Journals can be great tools for unleashing creativity, freeing the mind, and discovering more about yourself. But to get the most out of yourpersonal writing routine, you need to overcome a few obstacles, like knowing when to write and how to avoid ranting. The good news is, with patience, practice, and a little know-how, you can jump the hurdles of journaling and make it a habit that brings profound joy and rewards.
Love is in the air this February. Love for family history, that is!
RootsTech is February 8-11th, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah. We always have a blast at this event and we know you will, too.
In addition to the celebrity speakers and extraordinary musical performances, the JRNL team has a lot in store for attendees. Be sure to add these activities to your calendar:
- Industry Trends and Outlook – Nick Jones, CEO and Founder of JRNL, will be speaking at this session covering investment opportunities, technology needs, and business/consumer trends in the genealogy and family history industry on Wednesday at 10:15 am.*
- Journaling Principles That Work – Whether you’ve been journaling for years or are just getting started, this class will provide valuable information and shouldn’t be missed. Presented by Steve Reed, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of JRNL on Saturday at 11:00 am.*
- Tutorials and journal writing tips at the JRNL booth #715
- We’ll be launching MissionJRNL™ and handing out coupons for $10 off your membership.
- iPad Giveaways! (Yes, that’s plural!)
You are amazing. You know that, right? Not a single human being on this planet is the exact same as you. This journaling challenge is all about self-love. There are 28 journal prompts below; that’s one prompt for each day of the month. Let’s find out what makes you truly amazing. …Keep Reading
One of the most difficult parts of life is trying to summon up creativity when your mind is seemingly out of fresh ideas. Whether you are trying to come up with a great new business idea or a new piece of music or artwork, nothing is as infuriating as not being able to find ideas when you need them. Here are five easy tricks you can use to inspire yourself and uncork your creative juices. …Keep Reading