In relation to my last post about Pinterest and mental health, I wanted to share more information about my latest coping mechanism: my quote journal. I love reading and writing and words in general and I didn’t discover until a few months ago that there was more than one way to journal. I always assumed that journaling was just keeping a diary, but it can be anything you want it to be.
I got the idea to start a quote journal from this really awesome YouTuber named Jordan Clark from a video where she showcases all of the different types of journals she keeps, one of which being a quote journal. (A link to her video will be at the end of the post!) I loved the idea of having a small book filled with quotes that were catered to my wants and needs. I could flip to any page and it would be something I’d need to hear. It isn’t super full just yet but I’ve been having so much fun making it. It’s nice to just sit down for 15 minutes and think of topics that I really need to think about and fill up a page or two. Some quotes make me laugh, some remind me to love myself, others are about being confident, the list goes on and on. What’s so great about a quote journal is you’re creating a book that can help guide you in any situation. A few weeks ago, I was feeling particularly anxious about work so I decided to fill up a page with quotes about confidence, beings working girl, or anything else that would help me feel better. Now I can go back when I feel like that and get the same comfort I did on that day. As someone who is particularly anxious, I find that actively seeking words and sayings to fill my journal is quite therapeutic and that action in and of itself is just as helpful as the quotes themselves. There are really no negatives when it comes to curating your quote journal.
Here are some sample pages from my book:
Now that COVID-19 has been making its way through the united states, I have been feeling a lot of anxiety about the uncertainty of my future and this quote journal is more important to me now than it ever was. I am so thankful that I was inspired to start this project and it really is helping.
Do you enjou journaling? What kinds of journals do you like to keep?
Here’s the link to Jordan Clark’s video about different journals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTWWsD1gYfc