25 February, 2015

Journal Idea: Make a List

It's week two of the journaling series. Today we are going to talk about lists.

Lists are a great way of capturing information when you are short on time, or when you want to capture some of the day to day things we tend not to notice. 

Gadanke did a video on documenting where you are. Katie created a print out to help you to write down what you’re reading, celebrating, watching and waiting on. 

Too often when we journal we can write about the day to day, but never stop to document what we’re doing on the periphery.

Instead of printing off the fall list, I decide to just write it on a page in my Joyful Things journal.

I started by writing six categories on the page.

Then I wrote in my answers.

Now the back of the page was blank. I decided to write down one of the insights from Own Your Life that has really stood out to me.
"I do not have the power to make everyone like me or approve of my values, looks, actions, or performance. But I am responsible for how I react to others' criticism of me. If I allow their words to destroy my self-image, then I am allowing them to control me. As I have grown in my walk with God, I've thankfully realized that allowing others to control the way I think about myself is a dark, endless hole. I am committed to gradually growing and learning in every area of my life, but essentially I have accepted that I will always be the same person under it all. I must daily decide to enjoy the person God made me to be." - Sally Clarkson

I added some washi tape and there is another page in the journal.

While doing this, I was reminded of a post I wrote in 2013 that followed some of the same idea. I decided it would be fun to do a second page using that list.

Because there were more questions, I used both sides of the page. I messed up with the permanent marker, but decided to go with it. I like this list because it gets more into the routine, the things that don’t get recorded. I use this list when I want to get the juices flowing, because most times one of these prompts will trigger something more. 

Don’t forget to date your entries.

Did anyone do the photo journal from last week? How did it turn out? 

*In the spirit of full disclosure, these are affiliate links in the post, which means that I may get a commissions if you decide to purchase anything from Gadanke. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands.* 

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