Journaling For Wellness
Make Your Own Journal Jar
June 5, 2021
This podcast is going to teach you how to make your own journal jar. It's a great way for you to document the ups and downs of life, thoughts, feelings, goals, etc., in one place so that they can be easily read later on. Let's get started!
You’ve probably heard about the many benefits of journaling. You may have even bought yourself a beautiful journal, all ready to get going. But maybe it’s hard to start. Perhaps it’s hard to think of what to write. After all, you don’t want to spoil that beautiful new notebook.

Help get into the habit of journaling by creating your own journal jar, using these five easy steps.

    1. Find a suitable jar. You can use anything, a mason jar, cookie jar or a vase.
    2. Then write down the prompts suggested below onto slips of paper and put them in the jar.
    3. Whenever you’re stuck for journaling ideas, just pull out a prompt.
    4. Set your kitchen timer for thirty minutes.
    5. Put your prompt in front of you and simply write down whatever comes into your mind.

Here are some suggestions to help get you started.

Start easy by making lists. You can write as little or as much as you want under each listing.


“If” questions

Little things you love
It’s easy to think of the big things you love in your life, what about the little things? Like maybe the way your dog greets you when you come home, or the narcissi that bloom without fail every spring? Think across every part of your life.

Look back over your week
Try to think as widely as you can, from managing to get the early bus to trying a new recipe or meeting your exercise goals.