Amazing advice and helpful hints for anyone having issues creating online journals. The top resources and guides to help you get started.
Do you think it's safe to say journaling has been around since the dawn of time? Certainly, it's been around since language was developed. It's a wonderful way to record happy memories and reflect upon life's happy (and sad) moments.
As parchment paper gets traded in for laptops and tablets, the medium keeps changing but the impetus does not. Creating online journals can help us manage anxiety, reduce stress, and cope with depression. It sucks some of the clutter out of our minds and invigorates us to press on with a little more clarity.
Since our fingers tend to click, click, clack faster than our pens can scribe, online journaling is often just the ticket for this new way of thinking - and living. Below, we're going to walk you through a few online journal resources that will help you start this new venture today.
Find a Great Platform
You're sure to have a lot of fun deciding where you'd like to contain your thoughts and ideas. You can consider something like MS Word or Google docs. That'll work just fine.
But, beyond that, there are several online journals made specifically for this venture. They make it easy to write short snippets, add photos, and more.
When you search "createonline journal for free," you'll come across one of the heavy hitters in the game - Adobe. They have an awesome free version, via Adobe Spark, which makes it feel more like you're creating a glossy magazine than scratching down thoughts in a pad.
Make It Personal (or Public)
With several online options, you'll be able to make it a public forum or a private affair. Although this is completely up to you, we suggest keeping it private - at least at the onset.
This will enable honesty. You won't be editing your thoughts for a public forum. This, in turn, will enable a greater flow of consciousness which is the purpose of it all, isn't it?
Set a Schedule
Okay, okay. It may seem like we just ruined that whole "free flow" notion by suggesting a schedule. But, actually, if you're just starting out, this is precisely what's required to generate that free flow.
For many, journaling is a daunting task. They don't know how to start; they don't know what the rules are. But, here's the number one rule: there are no rules!
So, if you set a schedule, you're positioning yourself to push past the fears and insecurities that say, "You can't do this. Go sit down and watch another episode of Grey's Anatomy."
No! It's journaling time. Instead, you'll sit down at your computer or tablet and write for fifteen minutes. Then, you'll drag and drop a few fun photos and re-read your small entry with a smile on your face.
Keep Prompts Handy
Since the number one rule is that there are no rules, journal writing will look different every time you start a new entry. Some days, things will flow right out of you. Other days, you'll wonder where to start.
In those days, it'll be handy to have a list of prompts by your side. Pick one at random and let it lead your fingers. Before you know it, you'll be reflecting upon the first time you met your husband only to return to him later with a big, unexpected hug.
Creating Online Journals: Easy and Fun
Creating online journals is both easy and fun. The free platforms out there make it easy as pie. Eventually, you'll be glad to hear that calender reminder ding for journaling time.
Pull up a chair each evening with a hot cup of tea and let some of those thoughts that perpetually float around in your mind make their way to "the paper." You'll be grateful for the encounter each and every time you return to this practice.
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