Writing in a journal is a great way to let go of the things that hold you back creatively, a place to keep all your ideas, log your dreams, remember your memories, and to organize your thoughts.
Today is a list of easy ideas to get you started and keep you using your journal.
Don't know what to write? - Collect information on art, your medium of choice, inspiring quotes, book summaries, try creating lists
Write letters to friends
Write about whatever comes into your head - don't judge or edit, just free write
Collect things that mean something to you and add them to your journal - tickets, photos, fortunes, stamps, whatever.
Have a special place where you like to write - A special chair in your home, the park or a cafe
You don't have to write in you journal everyday, but it helps to keep a schedule - Do it at the same time of day, and the sames days if possible.
Reading someone else's journal is another way to stay inspired. Check out this book Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming yourself by Sabrina Ward Harrison. It's full of her personal journal entries and artwork giving you a peek inside who she is and ideas to get you started.
Once you let go and give yourself a little time everyday to open up, keeping a journal will become part of your everyday life.
Do you journal? What has inspired you to make it a habit?