Welcome back to our “Year of Journaling” Series, Every Monday you will find a new post that relates to journaling and how it can help you.
Last week we talked about How Journaling Can Help Your Relationships. And this week we are on the topic of How to Journal Just Once a Week.
In the year ahead we shall be covering things such as:
- Why it Can Be Hard to Stick to a Journaling Routine
- How to Use Your Journal to Create a Bucket List
- What People Get Wrong About Journaling
- And so much more…
So be sure to pop back every Monday for your next installment, or check out all the Year of Journaling posts so far!
How would you spend your ideal weekend?This weeks journal prompt
How to Journal Just Once a Week
If the reason you can’t stick to journaling is that you don’t have the time or interest to do it every day, then don’t!
There is no rule that says if you don’t write in your journal every day, you aren’t doing it right. Maybe you just have time once a week for a journal entry – that is okay!
Here are some tips for writing in your journal just once a week.
Write an Overview of Your Week
If you only have time for one short journal entry every week, then just use that time to write an overview of your week.
Write about how your week went, what you got done, what might have caused you stress, a resolution you came up with, something fun, really anything you want.
This can be as brief or as detailed as you want.
Write Down Plans for Next Week
Another thing you can do when journaling once a week is to write down your plans for the next week.
Use your journal as a starting point for planning out your week and getting things done. Make a list of what you need to get done this week, then schedule out what days to do it.
You can also write down some thoughts you have for the coming week, such as something you are nervous about or what excites you.
List One Thing That Happened Every Day
When you have a little more time, you can write down the days between Monday and Sunday, then write at least one thing that happened from each day.
Think about the days one at a time, reflect on how that day was, and just write a few sentences or quick blurb before moving on to the next day. It is a great way to cover all the days in a week without actually having to write every day if you aren’t interested in doing that.
What Are You Grateful for This Week?
Gratitude is really powerful and can actually add to your own happiness. It is a great thing to include in your weekly journal. Try to come up with 5-10 things you are grateful for each week.
Some weeks, they will be identical every week, but sometimes you have something new that happened.
Think about what you appreciate the most in your life, including small and big things – they are all important.
‘Year of Journaling’ Printable Journal
This is the journal for the entire year of 2020, with 53 weeks of journaling pages, one for every week of the year.
It has a total of 373 pages, including 7 pages for every week, plus the cover page and the ‘This Journal Belongs to…” page.
Every one of our journaling prompts was turned into a journaling page, plus you get a variety of other lined and doodle pages as well.
Journal Pages Include:
“This Journal Belongs To” Page
Journal Prompts Pages (1 for every week)
Lined Pages with Image Spaces
Stream of Consciousness Pages
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