Do you have good intentions to journal the lives of your children, but find it impossible to keep up?
That is me.
When my first child was born I bought a journal that I intended to keep up with his growth and progress. I kept up with it for awhile, but life gets busy with a newborn. And my best attempts failed.
Now, many years and three kids later I have found a process that actually works. I started in January of this year and have written in the journal daily. My journal is called A Thought A Day. There are many versions of this journal and I have links for you at the bottom of this blog post. What I love about this journal is that you only have 5 lines to complete for each day. It takes about a minute per day to journal!
The journal holds 5 years of thoughts. So, on February 27th you see spots for journaling from 2017 -2021.
I always add the day of the week to the left of they year. For those of you with lots of words to say, this may not be enough for you. But, for me it is perfect!
It would also be a nice gift for a freshman in High School or College. I certainly wish that I had started this when my children were born, but I am excited about the memories I am now preserving.
I typically journal about the day prior. So, on Monday morning before my quiet time, I journal about the previous day. Having a set time of each day to write also sets you up for success.
You could also use this as a prayer journal or a gratitude journal. I’d love to hear your ideas too! How will you use this journal?
Here are some great options: