If you're new to journaling, the thought of starting can be daunting. There are so many options for how to journal and what to write about. Here are a few journaling ideas for beginners to help get you started.
If you've done a quick google search on journaling, you know that there are many different styles to choose from. Some people prefer to write about their day-to-day experiences, while others use their journals as a way to process their thoughts and feelings. There is no right or wrong way to journal, and it's ultimately up to you to decide what style best suits your needs.
I'm sharing 5 of my favourite styles below, along with 380 journaling prompts for beginners. Just click through to your preferred style to download your free printable list.
Remember: it's most important to find the style that works best for you, so feel free to mix and match these ideas or come up with your own. Happy journaling!
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Self Love Journaling
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Shadow Work Journaling
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Why should you journal?
Whatever method of journaling you choose, know that you’re doing something great for your mental health.
Many people find journaling to be a helpful way to process their thoughts and feelings. In fact, research has shown that journaling can have a number of positive health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, boosting mood, and improving sleep quality.
Ultimately, journaling can provide an outlet for emotions that might otherwise be bottled up, leading to greater feelings of calm and well-being.
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Let me know which of these journaling ideas for beginners is your favorite in the comments below.