As I mentioned last Friday, a 5-year journal seems overwhelming until you realize it's just a quick question or prompt a day for a year and then shampoo, rinse, repeat and do the same questions again next year. Then you can look back, compare your answers, and see how your goals or views have changed. See, not so scary after all.
The first decision will be what kind of journal you want to keep. There are many options, but I decided to go with the index card style journal similar to this one:
I searched high and low at a couple of stores...then my twisted crafty mind saw an unfinished tissue box cover and knew I'd found a keeper. Yes, a tissue box cover. Just flip it over and it's the perfect box!
unfinished tissue box cover
the perfect box for my journal project!
Once I had my box, I was able to measure and cut my cards. It just so happened that 1/4 a sheet of card stock fit perfectly. I already had a bunch of colored card stock cut in half for the note cards I make, so I just needed to cut them an assortment in half.
|Assorted card stock (told you I had a lot)|
|The after stack once they were all cut to size|
Here are a few more pics of my finished box before I move on to the actual content of the journal:
When I was surfing the web for journal prompts I found some websites with a sampling, but not enough to do an entire year's worth. My original MPPC post listed 5 links with some prompts to get you started. I decided I wanted one place to go for a list to get me through the year so I sat down and created the document below. I took questions from ice breaker games, journal and creative writing prompts, and made up the rest. Some questions repeat, some do not. Feel free to use my PDF list for your own journal in its entirety or as inspiration when you don't know what to write about.
Daily Journal Prompts
I promise to keep you updated on my journaling journey. If you decide to take the leap, let me know how you decide to go about your journey. I'd love to hear details!
Now, if you've missed any of the previous MPPC posts, be sure to check them out using the links below.
Mini Personal Pinterest Challenge series:
Mini Personal Pinterest Challenge
MPPC Progress Update
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