Then I came across joy journaling. The art of noting down little sound bites of things that made you feel joyful. No long paragraphs, no soul seeking, just pure unadulterated joy.
I felt a tingle deep inside and thought that maybe I had found a form of journaling that I can relate to.
I’ve made a start and as you can see from the picture on the right, I’m jotting down anything that made my heart sing.
My joy journal is a beautiful A6 notebook. It’s small enough to pop into my bag which means I can carry it with me at all times. I can take it out anytime I want, read my joyful words and feel the love over and over again.
Some joy journals have artistic owners who include beautiful art as part of their expression. I just surround my joy with colourful surrounds to bring the properties of those colours into the mix.
And that’s part of the joy. Just be yourself.
You can use any colour to write, any colour to add depth, plus any doodles that make your heart sing.
What’s not to love.
Try it for yourself and see if it makes your heart sing too.