6 Journaling Styles

6 Journaling Styles

Hello my darlings. Journaling has been around since at least the 1600s and it has grown into something more during this century. Journaling was used to document not only thoughts but record as well throughout history. I have been journaling since I was a child but it was only used for thoughts. I now have two different journals -- one for journaling creatively and one for writing down my thoughts. I wanted to speak on how to find your journaling style. You might enjoy using a journal only for writing memories or using a bullet journal style for planner. I will be speaking on different types of journaling styles that can help you narrow down what is your journaling style. 

Journaling For Your Thoughts 

Journaling for your thoughts can be looked at as being the traditional way of writing in a journal or diary. You can speak on your day, deepest secrets or just recent events. This journal style can used in any type of journal and I wanted to speak on this one first because its the most well known used journaling method.

Bullet Journaling

Bullet journaling was started in 1990s by Ryder Carroll and is a great way to get creative while planning + journaling at the same time. Bullet journaling can be simple or decorative where you write notes, journal thoughts and your day by day lists. 


Dream Journal

A dream journal is a great way to keep up with your dreams. It can be a great way to trace your dream experiences and see what your dreams are telling you or just fun to remember.


Scrapbooking has been around for ages and a great way to remember important experiences or days that you want to keep track of. You can use photographs, stickers, paper, or recyclable material to decorate your journal. Scrapbooking is a carefree way of being creative.

Art Journaling

Art journaling is a great way to increase your drawing skills, collect beautiful quotes or reuse magazine images to create art pages in your journal. Art journaling is another way of saying scrapbooking but with a smaller journal. Of course, you can be creative as you like and create some beautiful art in any type of journal.

Travel Journaling

A travel journal is a combination of traveling, scrapbooking and journaling all wrapped up into one journal. You can keep images and use creative methods to track your travel journeys. You can always remember those fun vacation trips.

Journaling can be a great way to understand yourself, release some stress and get creative. I hope that these different options can make give you some insight into what type of journaling styles you can work with. Happy Journaling my dears!

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