At the end of the month of May, many of us have a three day weekend in order to celebrate Memorial Day. While barbecues, boat trips, and family getaways are often a part of the celebration, these aren’t the reasons why the holiday exists. Memorial Day is a United States holiday for remembering those who died while serving our country. One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday is to dedicate a journal entry to commemorate those we lost. So take a moment and pause to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day. …Keep Reading
Death is a depressing subject that we tend to not think about. But every once in a while it creeps into our thoughts, usually when a loved one is dying or recently passed. I had a friend from college pass away recently and the touching eulogy got me thinking – where do all our stories go when we die?
Maybe the question should be…where do we want them to go? …Keep Reading
When it comes to keeping track of your thoughts, current activities or plans for the future, nothing beats a consistent, disciplined journal. Documenting your thoughts and actions is a great way to see where you’ve been and where you would like to go. The key to journaling with purpose is to focus on the specifics that matter to you and avoid the random ramblings that can pull you away from your goals.
Last week I was in Costa Rica. If you haven’t been, you must add this destination to your bucket list. It was one of the best places I’ve ever been. I went with my husband and every day was an adventure: river tubing, hiking, zip lining, ATV-tour through the jungle. We were exhausted and in bed by 10pm each night, waking up early to do it all over again. Only problem was, when could I write down all of these memories? …Keep Reading
You are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. Doesn’t that make you want to write down every single thing you want to accomplish? If you’re a morning journaler, try taking a few minutes to outline what you want to get done that day. For the night writers, how about planning for the next day? It’s just like laying out your clothes the night before. You’ll be surprised at your newfound productivity and progress.
We’ve created a list of 15 journal prompts to help you get started with writing down those goals. Start thinking about what you want to accomplish in the short-term, long-term, and your dreams for the future. Oh, and write them down! …Keep Reading
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
You may have noticed some recent improvements to the JRNL platform. (And if you haven’t…did you skip writing in your journal for a few weeks?😉 ) We’ve been receiving a few of the same questions, so we thought it was time to clarify some things in a blog post. After all, things like saving your entries, importing photos from your computer and/or Instagram, and changing the format of your writing are all core functions of the JRNL platform. Without further delay, here are the three most frequently asked questions from this past month. …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