Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sometimes, the reason why we have so much trouble with our journaling is that we are overthinking.  In our desire to be meaningful and memorable, we get bogged down in being GREAT.  But not all journaling needs to be an inspiring epic.  Instead, key words, gut reactions, thoughts from the heart (and not the head) are better at capturing the true spirit of the photo or layout.  So put aside your paragraphs and grab your watch.  Take 30 seconds and just write down the first 10 things (or 8 or 11) that come to your mind.  Don't think -- just feel and spit it out.

This is my friend Joy and I at a Keith Urban concert.  Hi Joy!  We had such a good time, along with two other great gals.  Here are my "10 things to remember" about this weekend.  Ready, set, GO:

Too crowded
Taking the bus
LOL x 100
Jane & Finch
Vomit Boy
Singing along
Guitar necklace
Standing our ground
Being with the "kids"

Stop!  So you can see, when you're just jotting down thoughts, you can get lots of ideas for your journaling.  And like with many journaling techniques, I could use this on a layout as is, with the list showcasing the highlights of the weekend.  Or I can use this as a starting point for longer-form writing.

Now it's your turn.  Grab a photo or an unjournalled layout and Ready, Set GO!


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