Last month I totally got into creating my own playlists. I’ve never really made my own ones before because I was too lazy and there are so many playlists you can listen to on Spotify. But last month I finally sat down and created my own playlist and it was so much fun. Of course, I just had to create my own journaling playlist. When it comes to journaling I love to get this feeling of letting go. When the world around me stops existing and it is just me and my journal. All these songs put me into that zone and of course, I needed to share that with you guys.
I am curious. What are your favorite songs to listen to while journaling?
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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
For the last month, I have been experiencing a major creative blog. Although I finally had time to journal ones my exams were all over I couldn’t find any inspiration. Most of my time, I spent sitting at my desk staring at the blank page in front of me. I know this is part of the creative cycle we all go through but it still is pretty frustrating.
I was pretty close to not posting today because I couldn’t think of anything I could do. Luckily I finally found inspiration in my frustration and this feeling of longing for a quiet and inspirational place to journal. I went outside, sat on the ground of our small garden and started to record this video.
With this video, I not only wanted to break through my creative blog but also show you that these phases are totally normal.
I hope you enjoy this video and maybe even draw some inspiration from it yourself
This is my new Diary. I finished the last page of my old journal on January 24 and I am going to do a flip through of it very soon. But for today I want to show you my new diary. I am really excited about it because not only do I love the way it looks but I also made it myself. It is one of my first handmade journals that I am also selling in my Etsy Shop. I made it from an old book by replacing the pages with blank paper.
For the first page, I added my contact so in case I’ll lose my diary, which I hope I never will, it can find it’s way back to me. I also added a warning for anyone not to keep reading.
On the next page, I added my traditional welcome page. In every journal, I start with a welcoming page in which my journal tells me a little bit more about itself. I really like doing this pages because it is an opportunity to reflect on what you want to write about and what might be coming up.
For my first entry, I tried to experiment with the new layout and I absolutely love it. My only concern is that since this notebook as about 500 pages it will become really, really big over time.
Do you have a diary? If you do, do you have any special pages you always include?
2017 is slowly coming to an end. In less than three weeks we will say goodbye to the last year and will welcome 2018. It is time to look back on the last twelve month and maybe look forward to what is coming next. Now is the time to set our new years resolutions and most important, it is the perfect time to journal and record this whole process. Here are 6 journaling prompts to get you started with journaling about the last and upcoming year.
It doesn’t matter what you do with these prompts. You could try to draw, you could write a long text or just create a simple list. Do whatever makes you happy and don’t compare yourself to others because journaling is about you and nobody else.
In 2017 I…
Create a list of things you did in 2017. Think about the places you have been to, goals you have achieved and things you did. Take the good memories with you and leave the bad memories behind.
In 2018 I will…
Create a list of things you will do in 2018. Set yourself goals and think about things that will happen for sure. For example, in 2018 I will turn 19 and graduate and I want to move out and go to university. Get yourself excited about what will come next.
At the beginning of 2017 I…
Think about who you were twelve months ago. What did you dream of? What where you planning to do? What has changed in the last twelve months? Evaluate the good and the bad changes and maybe draw a conclusion for the coming year.
In the end of 2018, I want to…
Think about who you want to be in twelve months. Think about your personality, how you want to feel, people you want to have around you… Create a picture of who and where you want to be in December next year.
Things that changed in 2017
Create a list of things that changed during the last year. Did you change? Did any circumstances change? Your friends?
Write a letter to your future self.
I think it is a great idea to write a letter to your future self at the end of each year because one day you can read through them and see how you have changed. You could also write a letter to 2017 or 2018 telling who you are now or who you want to become which goes along with the previous prompts
If you try out any of these prompts I would love to hear about how you liked them.