Do any of you have journals or diaries? I do. I first started keeping a diary when I was around five. Now, I have several diaries dating back to my tenth birthday, a few old dream journals, and several hundred notes on my phone (most being my private thoughts, same as my diaries). I love being able to look back through my old diaries and see what I was thinking about six months ago, a year ago, two years ago, four years ago . . .
Some thoughts and ideas on journaling:
-When my current diary has a pocket on an inside cover, I often use it to put newspaper clippings, tickets from shows I’ve seen, drawings I do, and other things like that I want to keep. If you want to do that but your journal doesn’t have a pocket, you could use an envelope instead.
-Sometimes when I’m feeling anxious or otherwise upset, I’ll write down a few “bad” things that are on my mind, and then write at least the same number of things I feel good about/things that make me feel good.
-More generally, lists can be fun! I like writing random lists. Any kind of list. Bucket lists, playlists, to-do lists . . .
(A while ago Alexandra wrote a blog post about journaling, too, and if you want to read it, here's the link: http://www.nmgmembers.com/blog/sister-to-sister-journaling)