What is Expressive Journaling?

 
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Expressive journaling can be your road to de-stressing and re-energizing your mind. It can help you declutter your brain and your soul, and help you get feelings out on paper where they can be examined and interpreted.

Journaling like this can help you live your life in the moment, as you deal with the past and future in your journal.

You’ll feel more secure in your daily life without all that hanging around in your brain, and you’ll find yourself enjoying your days with less worry and pressure.

Here are a few different types of expressive journals, and each of them can be used exclusively, or you can mix and match what you want when you want it.

most common types of expressive journals:

Art Journal

Whether or not you are artistically talented, an art journal is an excellent idea if you love to doodle and sketch.

What are you feeling? Turn that into a sketch. Draw an outline and then color it in with colored pencils or gel pens.

If getting better at art is your goal, make the page opposite your creation where you write about how you feel about what you’ve created and how your progress is coming along.

Positivity Journal

Each day, pick something positive that happened that really inspired you. Write about what happened, the people involved, and how it made you feel.

This can help you see more positive things in life overall, and helps decrease negativity.

 
 

Gratitude Journal

There’s no better way to increase positive feelings in your life than with a gratitude journal. Each day, reflect on your experiences, what you’re thankful for, and lessons that you want to remember for the future.

Then take it a step further and let the people you’re thankful for know about it!

Related Post: How to Benefit From Gratitude Journaling

Dream Journal

Each morning, grab your dream journal and write down your dreams from the night before.

Leave room after each dream, in case you come back with different insights later on, and you want to record them. Your dreams can tell you a lot about your waking life when they’re interpreted correctly!

Creative Writing Journal

If stories are your thing, try a creative writing journal. Write a short story every day, or challenge yourself to write a short story in just 100, 200, or 300 words.

Challenge yourself and hone your skills!

Don’t overthink your journaling - just get started and try!

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