Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Recently, #GardenerAnna shared a video talking about the importance of documenting this strange and unpredictable time in which we live. Check it out below!
While we've talked about journaling on the blog before, today on the blog, we are looking at the many ways you can journal and how to making journaling part of your daily routine! And just a reminder, while this blog is mostly features ideas and crafts for young gardeners, this crazy time in history affects ALL of us so we highly encourage gardeners of all ages to journal about their day-to-day experiences, emotions that come up, and what's on your mind!
A necessary first step to journaling is acquiring a journal. Here is a quick and incredibly easy handmade journal that just requires 1 sturdy piece of paper (construction paper or card stock), computer paper, and a rubber band.
Fold all of your paper in half and place your folded computer paper on top of your folded sturdy paper. Then fold all of the paper in half again to form a booklet. Place your rubber band around the paper to cover the fold and there you go - your very own journal!
Now that you have your journal, many people question what to write about, how to start, etc. Have no fear! Here are 5 tips to a successful journal 👇👇👇
Is writing not your thing? Try photo-journaling! Photo-journaling is exactly what it sounds like, using photography as your method for documenting your day. Take photos of things you find beautiful, or that bring you joy, or that represent how you experienced a moment, put them in a folder on your computer, and date the folder. Keep all of your entries in one place so you can access them easily! Here is an example of Gardener Devin's photo journal from yesterday!
Don't have a camera? Create a doodle journal - make at least one doodle per day and be sure to date each creation! It'll make such a nice book to flip through at a later date.
There are tons of ways to journal. Start or end each day with a journal entry, after just a few days, you'll find you feel more aware of your thoughts and feelings, have an ability to see more beauty and peace during such uncertain times, and like Gardener Anna said, it's a great way to document this time in history!