The 6 Most Inspiring Journal Accounts On Instagram

The 6 Most Inspiring Journal Accounts On Instagram

Today I want to share my favorite Journal Accounts on Instagram with you guys. There are so many creative and amazing people out there and I love to find even more of them every day. Maybe some of the accounts on this list will inspire you as well. If you have a journal account yourself feel free to comment on how to find you down below as I would love to see what you do in your journals.

 

Jordan Clark 

I’ve been following Jordan Clark for a long time and I love her style so much. Her spreads always have this magical vibe to them and look very light and calm. She also makes some very pretty stickers I have had my eyes on since they came out. Although my journaling style is very different she still has a big influence on my journaling.

My Journalistic Life

My Journalistic Life is a rather new account and it is growing super fast. I love the simple layouts of the spreads and how she uses pictures in her post. To me, the spreads look organized and clean but still very pretty and nice to look at.

 

Caylee Grey

Cayle Grey is one of my favorite accounts because of her minimalistic but still very pretty collages. She seems to find the perfect way to put the pieces together every time and I love the colors she uses in her journals.

 

Merel Journals 

I love Merel Journals for her awesome collages and have been following her for a long time. She inspired me to try making collages myself and has a huge influence on my art journaling at the moment.

 

Meg Journals 

Meg Journals had to go on my list as well because of her vintage journaling style and the amazing collages she makes. I love her junk journal and how chunky her journals look. She recently inspired me to make my own junk journal and I have been loving it.

 

A Girl With A Journal

 

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A Girl With A Journals was one of the first journaling accounts I ever followed and her account has exploded since then. I love her colorful pages how each page looks unique. I am not a huge fan of pink and purple but her journals are just goals. Pink and purple never looked so good.


And that is it for my top journal accounts on Instagram at the moment. Each of these accounts has a huge influence on my way of journaling and  I couldn’t decide which of these accounts I love most.

Are there any accounts you love most that aren’t in my top 6?

If you have your own journal account on Instagram feel free to comment on how to find it in the comments. I love discovering new journal accounts

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How/Why I Started Journaling

Today I want to talk about a topic that was suggested by @little_loving_lamb on Instagram and it is the story of how I started journaling and why. As a kid, I’ve always loved to write. I got my first diary when I was six but I didn’t write a lot in there and most of it is ridiculous. As I got older I started to write stories about things that bothered me and it wasn’t until 2014 I started journaling.

Although my grandpa died when I wasn’t even two years old he was the one who inspired me to start journaling. I love that because I look up to him for many reasons. After World War two my grandpa was one of the first German exchange students to go to the United States. For that year he had a giant red book where he collected all kinds of memories like pictures, cards and even the meal plan of the ship he took there. It took him two weeks to get to the US, which I think is crazy. When I was about to leave for my exchange year in 2014 my dad showed me the book and I immediately knew I wanted to do that as well and this is how it all started. The book is with my uncle now but every time I visit him I look at it and think of my grandpa.

 

How/Why I Started JournalingI first started to journal without even knowing that it existed. At first, I used a notebook I got from my piano teacher but that soon started to fall apart and my host mom got me this amazing binder that now is jam-packed with memories from my amazing year in the US. My host family had this amazing craft room in their basement no one really used but for me, it was like heaven. I loved it so much I spend a lot of time crafting in there. I’ve always loved to craft and that room just took it to the next level. During that time I also wrote a blog about everything I did and recording all of this was so much fun.

 

How/Why I Started Journaling
My first journal 

During that year I also discovered planners and wreck this journal. I loved the idea of keeping random doodles and poems in one place but I never really picked it up until I returned home. Before my first day of school back home I got a random notebook out of the trash at my dad’s workplace that I wanted to use as a planner but never did.  In the beginning, it was more of a place to keep my random poems and doodles I made when I was bored in class but then I discovered lettering and later on journaling on Instagram and Pinterest and it all took off from there. Later I started a separate diary, bullet journal, and art journal. Today I have five different journals I work on at the same time and journaling has become what keeps me going every day.

 

The best thing about journaling is that it helps me to cope with my brain and that I met many amazing people over Instagram by sharing the things I love to do. I never thought that it would become such a huge part of my life and I love that it all started with the book my grandpa made.

If you like to journal, how long have you been doing it and how did you start?

Lots of Love

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DIY Traveler’s Notebook Insert

A while ago I made a traveler’s notebook insert to start my first pen pal journal. In this journal, I keep all the letters I got from my pen pals because I don’t want to throw them away or lose them. But since I stick so much stuff in my insert it started bending and became so chunky that I couldn’t really get anything new inside. So I made a new one and since I was already making it I thought I’d take some pictures and show you how I made my insert.

This is my now old insert. I might do a flip through of it on YouTube if you want to see what’s inside

Supplies

What I love about this DIY is that you don’t need a lot of supplies.

DIY Traveler's Notebook Insert

 

Paper and cardstock

 

 

DIY Traveler's Notebook Insert

 

Something to cut your paper. I am using a cutting knife, a ruler and a cutting board but you can also use simple scissors.

 

DIY Traveler's Notebook Insert

 

A stapler and an eraser

 

 

1. Cut your paper into the right size

First, you need to cut your paper and your cardstock into the size you want your insert to be. Since you are going to line up the edges later you want to make it a little bit bigger than you want it to be in the end. I wanted my insert to be 25cm long and 23cm wide so I cut my paper into 51cm X 47cm.

 

2. Staple the pages together

Next, you need to align your paper and staple the cover and all the pages together. You don’t need to be very exact when aligning the paper since you are going to line up the edges in the end. What you need to do is to mark the middle of your notebook, which will be the spine later on. You need to open your stapler and place your eraser underneath where you want to staple or else you might staple into your desk. This way you can use a regular stapler. All you need to do then is to staple and close the back of the staples.  I stapled my insert three times.

3. Align your edges

Now all you need to do is to cut off your access paper to line up the pages and cut your insert into the right size. This step is easier when you use a cutting knife but with a little bit of patience scissors will work as well

4. Decorate your cover

DIY Traveler's Notebook Insert

Last, I decorated the cover a little bit. Since it already had a pattern on it I didn’t want to go all fancy and just added a little label.

And this is it. I think it is actually pretty easy. I hope you understand my explanations and if you have any questions feel free to ask me in the comments.

Lots of Love

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How To Include A Lot Of Pictures On Your Journal Page – Even After It Is Finished

Over the last couple of months, I stumbled over the same problem a couple of times. For example, after I went to my prom and graduation. I had an amazing evening and of course, I wanted to journal about it right away but I didn’t get the pictures from that day until almost a month later. I knew I probably had to wait for them for a while but I still wanted to include my pictures on my page from that day. Luckily I found a way to work out my problem without having to wait for the pictures to work on my journal page. I worked on my page without even worrying about having to include the pictures and added them later using a little envelope. Here is how I did it.

This is the page I made right after prom. It already has two tip-ins on it. The cover of the program with some pictures I took myself on the back and my ticket with a picture on the back as well. The page is filled with writing and frankly, there wasn’t much space left to include much more pictures. Not even as tip-ins.

First I printed all my pictures using my dad’s old printer because I didn’t manage to print them properly at the store. I just couldn’t wait to get started. I printed them pretty small so nine pictures would fit on an DIN A4 sheet of paper and then cut them all out.

Next, I made a little envelope to put the pictures in. Since my page already was white and gold I used some white cardstock with some gold foiled hearts on it. Since I already loved the cute pattern I didn’t have to do a lot of decoration. All I did was label the envelope with “pictures” and added a little camera sticker. The gold foil is very shiny as you might see in the picture. I did forget to make sure the hearts were right side up but I still think my envelope turned out pretty cute.

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Last but not least I put the pictures inside and stuck the envelope on to my page just like a normal tip-in. Now I just have to flap it out and I can take out the pictures to look at them. It was really hard to take a picture of this though as I had only one page to old the journal and it kept closing : )

How To Include A Lot Of Pictures On Your Journal Page - Even After It Is FinishedI feel like the envelope is a cute little addition to this page and now I can keep all my memories from that night on one page. I did do an envelope tip-in to hold some more pictures before and I loved how that turned out as well. There is something special about printing out pictures. Most of the time I feel like if I don’t they will all get lost on my computer. By printing them out and putting them in my journal I make sure I won’t lose them and can come back to all the wonderful memories as well. What do you think about this?

Lots of Love

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How To Set Goals And Stick To Them

Personally, I am someone who only functions when there is a goal to work up to. For the last two years, my goal was to graduate high school with good grades and that was what kept me going every day. After my exams were over I had a problem and ended up having a little crisis. Since I had no goal I had no reason to get up in the morning and do anything and I ended up feeling bad for weeks. That time taught me how important goals are for me.

I believe that setting yourself goals is crucial if you want to achieve anything in your life but it is also important that you set yourself realistic goals you can actually achieve. If you set yourself goals you can’t achieve you probably will end up frustrated and feel bad which is the opposite of what you want to happen. Today I want to share with you how I set my goals and what I do to achieve them.

1. Think about what you don’t like about your current situation

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a goal you want to achieve that are realistic. You can always set yourself the goal to become a unicorn but let’s be honest. That is never going to happen. But what you can do is to think about what you don’t like about your current situation and how you can change that. For example, you don’t like how messy your room is. Now that is something you can actually change. You can start by setting yourself the goal to tidy up your room every night before you go to sleep for at least five minutes, which leads me to my next point.

2. Break down your goals to specific tasks

You can always set yourself the goal to be cleaner but most of the time you will end up changing nothing but thinking about it. But if you do set yourself the goal to clean the kitchen once a day or to tidy up your room for five minutes before you go to bed you are more likely to actually do it because you have one specific task.

3. Work your goal into your daily routine

I want to come back to my example of cleaning your room before you go to bed one more time. There are two ways to set your goal. You can either say you want to clean your room at least for five minutes once a day or you can say you want to clean your room for at least five minutes before you go to bed. From my experience, I learned that when you do the first one you will end up putting it back over the whole day and end up doing nothing at all. If you don’t set yourself a specific time you will always have the thought of being able to do your task later in the back of your mind. Another reason why it helps to work your goal into your daily routine is that it is a lot easier to stick to it if it becomes part of your routine.

4. Write it down

I am a fan of writing everything down but when it comes to setting yourself goals and sticking to them writing them down is crucial for me. When you write your goals down your idea becomes a plan. Personally, I like to write down my goals in my journal but you can also write them down on flashcards and put them up in your room to constantly remind yourself of them.

5. Share your goals

If I tell someone about my goals I feel like I am bound to them. Now that I told someone I have to do it or else it will look stupid. If your goals aren’t too personal you can always share them online or you can tell them a friend. Maybe you will find someone who has the same goal and you can work towards it together by motivating each other. I have always wanted to try that.

I hope these tips help you to set yourself goals and to follow through with them. Is there anything that helps you that I didn’t mention yet? I would love to know

Lots of Love

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How to set goals and stick to them