3 Ways to Start List Making in Your Journal

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Journaling comes in many forms and we believe there is no wrong way to do it! With so many ways to journal, why not choose the method that makes you smile? One of the simplest ways to journal is through list-making. It’s quick, easy, and you’ll never run out of things to list. Here are three resources to get you started, regardless of your journaling skills!

For the Newbie List Maker: Get grounded and intentional in a journaling class or search the web for journaling prompts. Find your creative sweet spot with prompts that inspire you.

For the Intermittent List Maker: Have you heard of NaNoWriMO (National Novel Writing Month)? Well, there’s also NaJoWriMo (National Journal Writing Month)! If you’re ready to make your journal writing more consistent, try this writing challenge with the 50 Ideas for List Making post. Get your pens ready, they begin on the 1st day of January, April, July, and October. 

For the Experienced List Maker: For the everyday journaler looking to avoid a writing rut, sometimes it’s nice to have a list of lists to guide your journaling. If you find yourself staring at a blank page trying to come up with a spark of something, try this list of ideas from long-time journalers: Filling the Jars, and Authentically Del. Print them out and keep them in your notebook for a handy reference! 

The last thing you have to decide is what color of journal to keep your lists in. With a rainbow of colors to choose from and a variety of sizes and styles, PAPERAGE has a journal to inspire you! Click here to see the full collection of PAPERAGE Journals & Notebooks.

Happy writing!


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