📝 Types of Journals

A list of journaling ideas, including types of journals, prompts, challenges, and example pages.
  1. 101 Lifetime Goals List
  2. 25-Day Photo Challenge
    A list (from photographer Katie Evans) of ways you can document your life right now in just 25 photos. "You could do them all in one day or one week if you don't want to do just one a day." (http://thisismechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/12-ways-to-help-you-record-your-life.html?m=1)
  3. 365 Project (Photography Project)
    A photo a day for a year. Many people do portraits or self portraits but it could be any subject matter at all. Bill Wadman completed his 365 project to start his professional career. (http://www.billwadman.com/om7lljkz7b206ju7a1v6kcyczouqlf)
  4. 52 Weeks Project (Photography Project)
    Similar to 365 but one a week, a bit more manageable for those who can't commit quite as much time. (Rick Nunn)
  5. Accomplishments Log
    Write down what you accomplished at the end of every day. "Because we can often focus too much on the negative aspects of our lives, finding ways to illuminate what is good can be a wonderful technique in getting us feeling great when we wake each morning and great as we lay down to sleep."
  6. At This Moment
  7. Calendar Journal
    "A couple of close-ups of my calendar journal. Nothing super detailed or incredibly personal ... unless you want it to be. Sometimes, my entries were just a check list of things I'd done that day – dishes, laundry, wiping up baby snot – and sometimes they were more personal – like we're having another baby! As you can see, I am no artist and the little sketches are just simple little drawings." (http://www.whilehewasnapping.com/2014/01/printable-calendar-journal/)
  8. Camera Log Book
    "As you take photos that capture a special moment, you can jot down your thoughts while they are fresh. Simply record the photo number and quick note in your log."
  9. "Currently" Journal
    "You have a random list of things or topics and record once a month what you are currently doing/wanting/liking at that time. Then you compile it at the end of the year and have a cute little album of your life! It doesn't have to be scrapbooked ... it could just be written or typed up." (http://thisismechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/12-ways-to-help-you-record-your-life.html?m=1)
  10. Day by Day Journal
    "In 2006, I kept a few pages in my journal that looked like this: A short list of the day's highlights, including the weather, bike rides, farmer's market trips, good food cooked for dinner, etc. I wish I'd never stopped these little daily records. Each one on its own doesn't say that much about my life five years ago, but taken together they bring up other memories and the general flavor of life back then." (http://simplyyin.blogspot.com/2014/01/changes-around-here-and-rootstech.html?m=1)
  11. "December" Daily Album
  12. Dictionary Journal
    A journal of words. "Use definitions from a dictionary or create your own."
  13. Dream Journal
  14. Dreamtastic Creative Journals
    Free e-courses about using your journal as a tool for transformation, healing, and dream-growing. The courses are full of videos, stories, photos, prompts, and creative journaling processes that will help you discover the magic within. (http://www.creativedreamincubator.com/journaling-2/art-journal/creative-journal-prompts-for-finding-your-dream/)
  15. Five Year Journal
  16. Gratitude Journal
  17. Guided Journal
  18. Journal Jar
  19. Lessons Learned (From Books) Journal
    "I like to keep track of the books I've read. I also like to jot down the lessons I've learned from them. Whether it's about how the author created an interesting character or how they made me want to stay up until three in the morning reading." (http://www.thinkingthroughourfingers.com/2014/10/12-different-kinds-of-journals-to-keep.html?m=1)
  20. List Journal
    A compilation of lists.
  21. Log Book
    "Keeping a simple list of who/what/where means I write down events that seem mundane at the time, but later on help paint a better portrait of the day, or even become more significant over time. By 'sticking to the facts' I don't pre-judge what was important or what wasn't, I just write it down." – Austin Kleon (http://austinkleon.com/2010/01/31/logbook/)
  22. News Events
  23. Peaks, Pits, Praises, & Prayers
    "Write something good that happened, something bad, a praise to God, and a prayer that you have about something in your life or for someone else." (http://thisismechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/12-ways-to-help-you-record-your-life.html?m=1)
  24. Perpetual Journal
    "Write the day on top of the card, and every year you write a bit about what you did that day, then start over the next year on the same cards." (http://thisismechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/12-ways-to-help-you-record-your-life.html?m=1)
  25. Personal/Family History
  26. Photo-a-Day Month in Review
  27. Photowalk (Photography Project)
    Many photographers get frustrated by having limited opportunities for photographs. Sometimes just getting out of your house and going for a walk with your camera can turn up lots of ideas.
  28. Project Life
    "Take a picture on each of the 365 days of this year. Some pictures will illustrate bigger moments and some shots will be routine stuff in your life. It all adds up to paint the full picture of your life right now." (http://thisismechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/12-ways-to-help-you-record-your-life.html?m=1)
  29. Prompt Journal
    A compilation of various writing prompts.
  30. Quotes Journal
    Including quotes from songs, movies, books, etc.
  31. Real Life Scrapbooking Weekly Challenges
    Includes 52 Weekly Challenges. "Through our 52 Weekly Challenges, each beginning with a list of possible inspiration objects from your everyday life and supported with a list of questions to help you think about potential related stories, you will develop the habit of looking around you to find the inspiration for your memory keeping." (http://logyourmemory.com/2012-challenge-book/)
  32. Scripture Journal
  33. Self-Reflection
  34. Smash Book
  35. Something to Jot About Journal
    What is Something to Jot About? A weekly list of 10 story starters on a timely topic for when you need help getting the conversation started in your journal or on your scrapbook page. "Conversation starters for your journal, scrapbook, and daily life." Example: "Let's Talk About ... Movies" (http://logyourmemory.com/category/how_to_scrapbook/journaling/)
  36. Specific Event Journal
  37. This Is Me Challenge
  38. Three-a-Day
  39. Travel Journal
  40. Year In Review Jar
    Start with an empty jar. When something happens you want to remember, write it down and put it in the jar. Then at the end of the year, go through and read them all. "I thought this one would be fun to do as a family! You could write down things kids say, good news, bad news, funny things that anyone does, etc." (http://thisismechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/12-ways-to-help-you-record-your-life.html?m=1)
  41. Yearly Memory Box
  42. Yearly Memory Logbook
    A mix of journaling, planning, and sketch pages. Includes: Monthly Calendar Pages, Weekly Calendar Pages, Daily Calendar Pages, Story List, Photo List, Sketch Pages, Blank Lined Pages, Monthly Check-Up, Questionnaires, Project Life Planners, Bits & Pieces Pages, At-A-Glance with Important Dates Page, Undated Calendar Pages, Challenge Tracker, Layout Notes (http://logyourmemory.com/2013-memory-logbook/)
  43. PROMPTS ▾▾▾
  44. A list of journaling ideas:
  45. The week in texts:
  46. What's on your mind?
  47. Where you have lived:
  48. 100 things that make you happy:
  49. Ideas for smash books or creative journals:
  50. Life of Lovely Monthly Journal Prompts
  51. Debbie Hodge's Five Year Journal with Monthly Prompts
  52. EXAMPLE PAGES ▾▾▾