Introduction to journaling : Things you shoud know!

I’m sure you heard of journaling before, and maybe you are here to start your own journey with it.

 Happy you landed on this introduction to journaling. Where I help you understand what journaling is about, and provide you with further guides to make it easy for you.

Journaling is a fun activity that gained popularity lately, especially within our generation. A lot of people are starting their own journals today, each for his needs. But before you start your own, let’s first discover what it’s all about.

a creative page from my journal

What is journaling?

A journal is a notebook that you can turn into a personal space and a close friend. 

Journaling is using it to discover yourself, grow, and have fun, by writing down your thoughts, keeping your memories alive, and freely expressing yourself the way you want and need.

How to journal?

With journaling being a flexible hobby, there are never strict ways to journal or specific rules to follow. When it comes to such a creative activity, you just free yourself to create whatever you like. And discover your style slowly through the journey. Your journaling method is valid as long as you feel connected to yourself while doing it.

Nonetheless, different journaling styles exist, to meet different needs. As some people only want to journal for fun, others may use it to organize their time, and others will see it as a space to express their feelings freely. 

And those are some of the main journaling types:

Brain dump :

The act of writing down everything that’s on your mind. In other words, pour your chaotic ideas into paper and make them clear.

This helps you process emotions and explore your thoughts with no boundaries. Therefore, you recognize the root of the trouble and find your way to mental clarity.

Specific prompts :

There are many different journaling prompts that you can follow to answer some questions about yourself and discover a specific complication. Defined titles can help concentrate markedly on a topic every time and look for answers within your mind step by step. 

Here is an article that will properly introduce you to this concept: Your journaling prompts guide!

Artistic journaling :

an artistic journal page

 When it comes to that type, coupled with art, all you need to do is to rouse the artist in you! Bring out your colors and metallic pens, and express yourself with aesthetic journaling. If you know how to draw or how to calligraphy, it is your chance to mix your skills and create a piece of art, by using stickers and colored papers, or any stationery available.

You can check these examples that I made for inspiration.

Why should you journal (journaling benefits)?

The ritual of journaling has many great benefits, mainly related to better mental health and self-growth. But it also goes further:

Self-awareness and connection:

  As we mentioned, journaling gives you the chance to write about your feelings and thoughts with no rules. Sometimes, pouring out the chaos of our mind into paper is what we need the most. And it helps us understand our feelings, process them, become aware of our brain mechanism, and connect with ourselves on a deep level.

Journaling helps you grow:

  There is no similar feeling to the one you get when you read an old journal from years ago! It gives you an insight into who you were and how you used to think. It makes you aware of your growth and helps plan for your next step.

It reduces stress and anxiety:

  Journaling is one of the practices that enhance mindfulness. It calms you down, disconnects you from your worries, and helps you focus on the moment.

 By writing down your negative thoughts, or simply using your energy to be creative, you find an outlet to renew your vibes. A strong hobby with such features will only help reduce your stress and anxiety in the long term. 

Goals acheiving:

Apart from psychological benefits, journaling can be practicle in real life too. Certain prompts and pages can be made to track your improvement and make your path clear. Using a bullet journal for example is great to list your goals, break them into little steps, follow a plan, and see the process. It generally boosts your productivity and keeps you commited.


Journaling as a habit can literally change your life. It comes in different forms for you to personalize according to your life. And it leads to many benefits that you can only be happy with.

It’s time for you to take the next step and start journaling with this guide: How to start a journal for beginners?

2 thoughts on “Introduction to journaling : Things you shoud know!”

  1. Long time ago i was into journaling , and yes i wanna journal again i found it so cute and it helps me in many things ,and i love ur ideas noha💞✨

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