Happy April friends!
This month holds lots of excitement and great things – two of my sisters have birthdays and I’ll finally be letting you in on a little secret I have (but you’ll have to hold out a few days longer). Sorry 🙂
April is the time of year that I truly feel that Spring starts and I start to feel recharged and inspired. It’s also a great time to assess those New Years goals you made – do they need some tweaking? Journaling, even periodically, can help put all your thoughts in to one place (unburden your mind). Do you have some ideas that you’ve put on the back burner? Write them out in your journal and create a checklist of all the things you’d like to make, experience, let go of, etc. Check them off one by one over the next few months.
Staring at a blank journal can be a little daunting at first, but here’s a few ways to make it feel more like your own.
5 ways to make your journal personalized
- Turn your thoughts in to a poem.
- Write your letter and sign it (great idea for the start of a new journal, but can be done anytime).
- Jot down your goals with check boxes next to them.
- Decorate some pages with drawings, stickers, photos, etc.
- Write an about me page (add details of your life at the present moment) at the begging. It’ll be fun to look back and see how your life has evolved over the course of time.
Interested in journaling?
You’ve come to the right place! Each month I put out a new list of journal prompts that help guide you in your journaling process. You might focus on each prompt or pick and choose which ones are best for you. Remember, journaling doesn’t have to be just words on paper. Explore other avenues of expression: poetry, doodling, photos – it’s your journal, own it! So pour yourself a cup of tea (or wine), curl up in your favorite spot, and get to writing.
Not sure where to start? You can find a quick start guide to journaling here.
If you enjoy these prompts, please take a moment to pin them to Pinterest for other writers!
Want more journal prompts?
- You can find past months’ prompts under the ‘Journal Prompts’ category in the menu bar.
- Keep a binder of all past month’s prompts for quick reference when writers block sets in.
- All monthly prompts are on the Eight Pepperberries ‘Writing’ Pinterest board.
- Get on the Eight Pepperberries list to be notified when the next prompts are released. You can sign up at the bottom of this post.
Happy writing friends!
I’d love to hear from you!
How do you keep your journal? What are your favorite prompts?
Write it in the comment section!
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