• Journaling Basics

    Welcome to Use Your Journal

    So, you’ve picked up a beautiful new journal that you just couldn’t resist. Now what? You’ve been told that journaling is a good idea to help you deal with somethings, but you have no idea where to begin. Studies have shown that journaling is good for your health, but the reality of beginning a journal seems overwhelming. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Use Your Journal is a a place to learn all things journaling. The good news is that there is no wrong way to journal. Does that help? Of course that doesn’t tell you where to begin. The next bit of good news is that, depending on…

  • Bullet Journaling,  Tools

    Journal Tools – Photography

    In lieu of an exercise for this month, we are talking about journaling tools. And photography is something that can add so much to your journal. I hope you try it for yourself. For many, photos aren’t generally a journaling tool. However, adding photo’s to any journal helps to connect the written word with an image. It is a really cool thing. Just an FYI – There are no affiliate links in this post. Just my opinion and experience. I’ve always loved photography and have dreamed of taking beautiful pictures. Scattered around my house are vintage cameras to lend to this love. However, I have long been a purist where…

  • Exercises

    Discovering the Joy and Lessons of your Life

    I’ve recently rediscovered the need to acknowledge the joy and lessons in life. The last 30 days of my life have been interesting and incredibly busy. We welcomed our third grandson a month ago and he is the sweetest thing. His brothers are also sweet, just really big. In this time, I’ve done very little with my own stuff. I’ve worked up and have had things scheduled every weekend which makes me forget to take care of me. My goal for the next several months is to work at self care. I hope you find the things I’ve learned as amazing as I do. But first, I want to talk…

  • A Page From My Journal

    What the Heck is Self Care? A Page From My Journal

    This is another rambling installment from my journal that I wrote a several weeks ago. I talk about self care a lot in my life with my clients and decided I needed to journal more about it. I watched a video on growth journaling. It was kind of a cool video and there is another one that I want to watch. Basically, this guy wrote like 730 days in a row. And did this method of growth journaling. He stated he looked at a problem in his life and rather than focus on the solutions, he focused on removing all the issues standing in his way to reach that goal.…