The idea of journaling is very glamorous. It seems like such a quiet and sophisticated hobby, and the people who journal are often seen as such creative and intellectual people.
I am here to tell you that all of these things are completely true! Journaling is as awesome as it looks.
Journaling is one of my many hobbies and the one I have been doing the longest. As a child, it was always a hobby that fascinated me and one that I wanted to master. After years of trying out different journals, styles of writing, and frequency, it was in 2012 that I discovered what would be my key to consistency and success… nothing.
The best way to journal, in my opinion, is to treat it like a brain drain. Don’t think about grammar, penmanship, or whether what you’ve just written makes you sound like a complete idiot. The best entries are honest, raw, and allow you to reflect on your life at that moment.
Cracking open my journal at least 3 times a week has been a habit for me since 2012 and now I have a whole collection of filled journals to show for it. It’s pretty awesome having a mini library of my own life story!
I may be a pro at it now but it definitely started as a challenge for me. At first, I imagined writing page after page of beautifully written text only to find that it was a struggle for me just to get past the first page. I didn’t know what to write about and oddly, I didn’t trust my journal enough to completely open up. It sounds silly but it’s a common problem!
Once you get past the writer’s block and minor trust issues, it’s smooth sailing from there – I promise 🙂
I want to help you pick up this new hobby and transition smoothly into becoming the journalista I know you are! This is why I started thinking of ways of how I could act as a guide. That brings me to my awesome new freebie…
Journaling Zero To Hero is my carefully designed 4-week challenge that will get you on your way to journaling success. Each week, you are assigned 4 journaling prompts that are meant to challenge you more each time. If that sounds like something you would love to take on (or something you need to be convinced more about), let me break down each week for you!
Week 1 is all about lists! I find this to be the best strategy to get writing because it doesn’t involve putting together full thoughts or sentences. This is also a great activity to consistently go back to when you want a break from writing longer entries.
Week 2 will get you into the groove of writing short prompts and answering simple questions like, “What would you do with 1 million dollars?” You will also get to start free-writing this week!
Week 3 introduces more in-depth prompts that will challenge you to write in more detail and length.
Week 4 contains more detailed, introspective questions that are great topics to consistently go back to in your journaling. If you don’t feel ready to go on your own after this week, you can easily do this week’s prompts over again.
If you make it to the end of the challenge, then you are committed to becoming the best journalista you can be!
So what are you waiting for?! Get started with this challenge today and be on your way to mastering a new hobby. Just enter your email in the box below so I can tell you how to access it. Happy Journaling!
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