I have created a list of 24 mini tasks or prompts, giving one a day. Don't get worried if you miss a day. Just catch up when you can. I will post each day and you can choose to do one day or all 24!
I am keeping a series of pages with 2 holes punched in each of them. Two book rings will hold the pages together. I like to do this, so that if I make a mistake, I can easily replace the pages without any problem. I can also add things to this as well, by just punching two holes and adding it to my journal.
A few suggestions for making a successful journal.
-Share with whomever you choose or no one at all. A journal is meant to be for you.
-Some people like to print out lists on the computer and others like to use pen and paper. Some people like to do a little of both! Anything goes.
-Don't worry about making mistakes. You are trying to record your thoughts.
-Spend as much time as you like recording your thoughts. If you wish to set aside a task for another day, do it! Make it fun and enjoyable.
As a Christmas gift to my blog readers, I have created blank pages (5"x7") that you can save to your computer, print and then fill in as you choose. Each day, I will post the journal page of the day. You can use them or make your own. You can dress them up of keep and embellish them or keep it simple.
|Blog Journal Day 1 - Double Click to enlarge|
Day 1 Advent Journal 12.1.11Today's Prompt: Make a list of 10 things that when you see immediately make you think of Christmas. Bonus - Try and include some images from your list, either draw, cut out pictures or find photographs.
Here is Day 1 of my Advent Journal. I printed out the Journal Prompt and then made some sketches. I outlined them with ink and then added some color with colored pencils.
My "list" is all over the place. I sketched some pictures and listed some words. I only used one side of the page, but feel free to use both sides or print out multiple copies. Initially, I thought that some of my images were childish. Then I realized that IT IS OK! It is actually quite fun to feel like a child sometimes! Each person's list will be a little different.