Journals You Can Keep By Doreene Clement
Besides your daily feelings, thoughts, and experiences journal, diary or diaries, there are many ideas for journals that you can keep, some are suggested below. Buy a blank book or a notebook with a particular journal topic in mind and keep this book for only that topic. You may decide to keep several kinds of journals at same time, so remember that you do not have to journal every day.
1. Family Journal - Journal about yourself and your family, children, your parents, or relatives. You can have a weekly 'family journal night,' where whole family can get together and either journal or discuss their journals. For any age, drawing is a way to journal thoughts.
2. Letter Journal - After you've written a letter, make a copy and keep it in its own file or binder.
3. Memory Journal - Think back, and journal one memory a day.
4. Gratitude Journal - Journal one thing in your life that you are grateful for that day.
5. Prayer Journal - Journal a prayer a day. Your prayer, a friend's, prayer from paper, etc.
6. Good Thoughts Journal - Journal at least one good thought each day.
7. Books/Movies Journal - Journal books you have read or movies you have seen. What were your experiences? Who suggested book or movie? Who did you see movie with?
8. Couples Journal - Take time every day to write something to each other. Journal about each other, an experience of day, a dream for future, even an, "I'm sorry."
9. Dream Journal - Upon waking, journal your dreams.
10. Friendship Journal - Journal your experiences and feelings about lunch you just had with a friend, your visit with your sister, what you are looking forward to with a co-worker and new work project.