Monthly Archives: November 2015

Travel Journal Flip Through

26th November 2015

Here’s a series of videos I made of my travel journals I filled in the year and a half we went traveling around the world. There are 28 journals in total, over 5 videos!

Digital Journaling Prompt Sheets 2016

23rd November 2015

Journaling Prompts 2016 by Journaling Sage, Instant Digital Downloads.

On Sale From 1st December 2015!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you know I’ve been sharing journaling prompts every day in 2015. They are deeply thought-provoking prompts that dig deep into what you really want. I’ll be doing it again in 2016. This time, we are going to be focusing even more on nurturing your creative happiness.

The journaling prompts will:

  • Learn to trust your creative energy
  • Find activities and people that truly nourish you
  • Let go of old rules that no longer serve you
  • Explore new inspirations and interests
  • Discover new talents, gain new skills and share them with the world

I’ll be sharing brand new prompts again in 2016, every day for the whole year. However, if you would like to have all the journal prompts in one go, in one place, all before we even hit 2016 and in an easy-to-print format, the Digital Journaling Prompt Sheets are perfect for you! This is also a great offer for those of you who live in USA, Canada, Australia, Asia, etc. since there is no shipping cost.

You’ll get PDF files will the whole year’s journaling prompts for you to print at home. You get each month’s journaling prompts on one sheet. You can glue them in your journal or punch holes and put them in your Filofax so that they are always easy to find.

The Digital Journaling Prompts Sheets include:

  • 366 journaling prompts
  • On 12 monthly sheets (total of 12 sheets, printed on six A4-sheets)
  • Choice of two sizes – A5 size and Traveler Regular size
  • A5 size is suitable for most A5 notebooks (Moleskine large, Leuchtturm Medium, Filofax A5, etc.)
  • Instant download – you get the PDF file to print at home as soon as you buy it.

Here are videos showing you how to print and cut the two different sizes:

The Digital Journaling Prompt Sheets will go on sale on 1st December 2015 at £10 each (approximately $16 US). If you’d like a quick line to let you know when it goes on sale, sign up to the Journaling Sage mailing list below.

How to Select a Journal that You will Love Using

14th November 2015

How to select a journal that you will love using. http://journalingsage.comHow to pick the perfect journal. Ah, the eternal search and the eternal question. Will we ever find the one journal that will make us happy? Will this one be the right one or will that one be Mr Journal-Right?

Well you know me, I like a much more practical approach to things. I firmly believe that there are much more important questions we could be asking ourselves when we are browsing for a new journal, rather than whether it should have a softcover or a hardcover.

The questions are these: Which notebook will I love filling? Which notebook will I love once it is filled with my things?

One of the biggest blocker to journaling I hear is that people feel like the act of writing in a journal is actively ruining their journal. When I ask them what kind of notebook they use, invariably, they will pull out their gorgeous, beautiful and expensive notebook that they fell in love with in a bookshop one day.

Now, we’ve all been there haven’t we? We wander around a stationery shop, cooing and stroking the beautiful, expensive and impressive notebooks. We swoon over them and fall in love with them. We buy them even though they are a bit more than what we wanted to spend, because you have to pay more for something so beautiful. I’ve so been there. So many times.

We fall in love with blank notebooks exactly as they are, beautifully wrapped with hundreds of untainted pages. We see the blank notebooks as being in a perfect state, beautiful as it is, nothing needs to be added.

The problem is, this is setting yourself up to fail! If you have something in your hand that is perfect as is, you’d obviously want to keep it perfect, right? If you have something perfect, anything that you do to it, you will see it as an act of ruining its perfection. So it is totally understandable that when we take those puppies home, crack them open, and put your own handwriting on them we see it as ruining the notebook.

The great news is, we can avoid setting ourselves up to fail simply by changing our mindset when we go to buy a new journal. Instead of asking ‘which notebook do I love?’, ask yourself ‘Which notebook will I love filling? Which notebook will I love once it is filled with my things?’ 

Which notebook can you see yourself enjoying putting your own touches to, stick stuff into and fill it with your words? Which notebook would enjoy you customising it by covering the covers with your own designs, washi tapes, paper and collage? Which notebook will you feel comfortable in using lots of different coloured pens? Which notebook will you not mind writing just a few words on a page and then move onto the next? Which notebook will you feel comfortable writing your todos and shopping lists as well as the profoundly beautiful words you have insides you?

It might be that you buy something with a plainer cover for you to decorate or doodle on. It might be that you buy a cheaper notebook so you feel less pressure to be perfect. It might be that you buy one with a fun cheeky slogan on the cover than the one with beautiful delicate cover.

Which notebook will I love filling? Which notebook will I love once it is filled with my things?

Asking these questions shifts the focus of your notebook hunt from finding perfection to finding something that you can collaborate with to make it perfect. One you tell yourself that it does not want to be touched by you, and the other is dying for you to dive in there and get playing. You get to enjoy making something more beautiful because you put yourself inside it. I think that’s a much more healthy and meaningful relationship with notebooks.

November Journaling Prompts

1st November 2015

November Journal Prompt. Daily Journaling Prompt for Creative Happiness.

  1. What is your 5 greatest strength at the work you do?
  2. Who makes you feel grounded? Who talks real sense to you?
  3. If you had a box labelled ‘happiness’, what would you put in it?
  4. What caring thing are you going to do for yourself today?
  5. What 3 things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?
  6. What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?
  7. What new experience do you want to have?
  8. What do you want to feel today?
  9. What are you really glad you did yesterday?
  10. What things are you holding back on? What uncertainties are holding you back? Do they really matter?
  11. Who do you want to be your creative playmate? Who would you like to have a creative play date with?
  12. Do you want to create a deeper spiritual life? If so, what do you want to try first?
  13. Tell me all the things that make you so exotic.
  14. What is the last food you ate that felt truly nourishing?
  15. What experiences are most meaningful to you?
  16. What one mini-little-adventure would you like to have this week?
  17. What or who would be so cool to lust after? Why aren’t you going for it?
  18. List the essentials in your life.
  19. Write all the actions you associate with the word ‘guided’.
  20. What do you want more of in your life?
  21. What are you willing to do today to deepen a relationship with someone today?
  22. What could you do to breath more deeply today?
  23. What do you want to know more about?
  24. What plans did you have as a teenager that didn’t happen? Are you happy it didn’t work out that way?
  25. What behaviours people do really bring you down?
  26. List 10 values most important to you.
  27. Have you ever abandoned a creative idea because someone didn’t approve?
  28. Are you doing something you truly want to do today?
  29. List 100 things big and small that you are good at.
  30. Who do you need to forgive so you can move on with YOUR life?