Keeping a Positivity Journal.

In my Loving Yourself post, I mentioned keeping a positivity journal, and how therapeutic it has been for me. Throughout my year of blogging I have mentioned journaling several times in different posts, and I’ve talked about how I keep separate journals for different things. I have a poetry journal I started for a creative writing class, a journal where I write stream of conscious summaries of my day, and if I am angry or upset, I write about that in a folder on Google Docs, because hearing the clanking of the keys as I angrily type is actually quite soothing.

Keeping a positivity journal is a fantastic way to show yourself love and treat yourself right! If you want to know how to get started, check out www.mostlymorgan.com!

Those are all fine, and I love writing in each of them, but I realized I didn’t have a journal just for positivity. A place where I can store all of the good things that happen to me, all of my big dreams for the future, and all of the quotes that leave me feeling content and inspired. I had a journal the lovely folks at Minted gifted me laying around for several months, and the idea of a positivity journal spoke to me so I was finally able to put it to good use.

Key Pages:

  • I am Morgan. (Here I plan on getting to know myself a bit better. I will add ‘I am’ phrases to it as I better analyze who I am and my strong personality traits.
  • I’m proud of myself for… Here I am listing the things (big or small!) that I am proud of myself for. Having pride doesn’t mean the same thing as being conceited. Being proud of yourself is wonderful, and it’s something we should all aim for.
  • My Dreams. Here I have a list of some of my big dreams in life!
  • Things that Make me Happy. This is one of my favorites! It’s just a huge list of things that have made me smile!!
  • Quotes. I have been finding quotes I like on Pinterest and Tumblr and copying them down there. My favorite so far is:
    “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”
    Reading that one has really just inspired me and I’ve been trying to be extra nice and attentive to everyone!
  • Good news of the day: If something extraordinary happens I will copy it down here and add a date so that I can look back on it!
  • Blog and YouTube ideas! Blogging is such a positive thing in my life right now, I had to add it to my journal!

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Of course those are just to get you started! I have a lot more but they are more catered to me as an individual. I have a page for blog milestones and cool things I learn in my major. So of course add your own personal touches to yours, and start filling it up with things that make you smile!

Have you ever kept a positivity journal? Did you notice a positive change in your life because of it?

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  • I do the same thing in having different journals! I have one that kind of just gets my stream of consciousness, one that’s like a book that you’re supposed to write something in everyday, and then I use the notes on my phone. I use the notes on my phone when I’m particularly upset or angry because I find it easy to just type away on my phone until I feel better and it’s usually convenient.

    I still haven’t tried keeping a positivity journal yet, but it’s definitely something I’ve wanted to do for awhile. Maybe this post will be the inspiration for me to finally start it!

    • It’s nice being able to separate them! I am glad I’m not alone, I thought it might just be part of my obsessive need to organize, haha! And I always use my phone when I’m angry! And tapping away at the screen is just so satisfying!

      You definitely should, it really is a great part of my day. It’s nice because it only take a minute or two, but I still feel happy and calm afterwards!

  • I’ve always loved the idea of a positivity journal! I actually started a positivity journal a while back after I saw this youtube name Weylie show hers, but then I just stopped writing in it for some reason. I had an “I am” page in there which really helped me put into perspective the type of person I thought I was. Life can be full of a lot negativity, it’s cool when you can admire the rays of sunshine through the grey clouds 😀

    • Oh boy, I will go have to check her out, I love watching YouTubers! The I am page is fantastic, I realized how much trouble I am having filling mine out, which has definitely motivated me to start analyzing myself a bit closer!

      I love that so much, I feel like that needs to be on a motivational poster or something! You brighten my day, Christal 🙂

  • Hayden Lee

    This is such an awesome idea (and a great reason to buy a super cute new notebook)! I can’t wait to try it!
    Hayden
    mylifeashayden.blogspot.com

    • Oh, I’m so glad you like the idea! AndI am obsessed with buying new notebooks. Walmart is my weakness – they have super cute ones for a dollar or two! I got the one pictured by doing a campaign with Minted.com and I really love it, though I don’t know if I could spend the money for it on my own!

  • I saw “time management” under your blog categories and the “get ready with me” under your YouTube categories. Maybe one of these days I will reveal the channel name for the YouTube I made in high school, as I made some get ready with me’s, after school routine, and a lookbook! Anyways, I journal most of the same topics as well! I love college, but it truly is a growing experience as it throws MANY curve balls. It is great to already have a journal established when those curveballs happen, so you can read the good that has already happened! That makes me sound insanely emotional, but it’s true! 🙂 And if you are starting journaling, who turns down the ability for a new notebook from Target? Not me! 🙂

    • Oh my gosh, do it! I actually had a channel in middle school and the videos were all super embarrassing! I privated them a while ago and lost the password to the account. But I’d love to watch yours!

      SO MANY CURVE BALLS. Haha, you are so right! It is really nice being able to look back on the good.

      And yes, Target is the best!

  • I love this post, Morgan! I’ve also been keeping a positivity journal for a while and it’s such a healing exercise for me to write down my thoughts, feelings, and quotes throughout the day. Whenever I start to feel down I open my journal and let the good vibes fill me with happiness 🙂

    ❤Leah
    http://www.leahinlalaland.com

    • Aw, thank you, Leah! And that is awesome, I totally agree on the healing qualities! Journaling is just so therapeutic!

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  • Such a great idea!!