1. I enjoy prayer journaling. I have a book that I call my War Journal. There I write out everything you listed above including my prayers. It helps me to be specific and get out everything that is on my mind. I also include scriptures that are helpful for each moment.

    1. Hi Tamera – What a great name – ‘War Journal’. Sounds like journaling is a really positive, therapeutic routine for you. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  2. I guess if I have to pick, it would be mood journaling. I get strong urges to journal at times or else I don’t really think about it. People say to journal daily but I treat my journal like a close friend that I don’t see often. We don’t talk often but I trust her a lot. I tell her stuff so I don’t forget – positive or negative.

  3. I love this post! Thank you for sharing! I also share and highly recommend “The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal” on my blog! It’s great! πŸ’•

  4. I love this post so much! I am a huge believer in the power of journaling and I love how have broken it down into the different types. Thanks!

  5. I suffer with mental health issues and I completely agree on journaling. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you 😊

    1. Hi Christina, I’m happy to hear you found this helpful! Going through mental health struggles can be really tough – so let me first give you a big virtual hug xoxo In regards to journaling, it really is amazing what a powerful tool it can be to improve mental health in a small way. Take care!

  6. Pineapple says:

    I’ve always just journaled when depressed or anxious, never thought of journaling when feeling happy or grateful. But I think it would be very helpful to do so as well!

    1. Journaling helps for all different reasons and it is such a wonderful way to practice gratitude and happy experiences too. Certainly very helpful!

  7. Great post. Journaling has helped me so much with dealing with anxiety and panic attacks. Just writing it down can make such a difference!

    1. Hi Marieke, I’m so glad to hear that journaling has helped you. If anything it definitely helps release anxiety and stress. Take care and I hope you continue to heal from your anxiety xo

  8. I should definitely start journaling again! It’s been years. It’s just so hard to find time for anything.

    1. Hi Nina – Finding time for yourself can definitely be a challenge. How about just 5 minutes in the morning? 5 minutes sounds small but even this amount of time has such wonderful benefits πŸ™‚

  9. I have a gratitude journal and a mood tracker in my bullet journal. They help you to be a more positive person

    1. Hi Irene. They certainly do help with positivity. That’s fantastic you use these tools πŸ™‚

  10. I’m feeling so inspired right now to get back into journaling. I go through phases where I’m REALLY great at maintaining a journal… and then suddenly I just lose momentum and never pick it back up. I definitely need to rectify that, so thanks for sharing this!

    1. Hi Stephanie! Thanks for your feedback! I go through waves with my journaling too. I find that’s where mixing up what you’re journaling about helps keep you stay on track πŸ™‚

  11. I can never find a way to make journaling a habit but I would love to start gratitude journalling.

    1. Hi Nayomi – Gratitude journaling is a great place to start for sure. Even just writing down one thing you’re grateful for every day is fantastic. There are actually journals out there called ‘one line a day journals’. Perfect for anyone starting out πŸ™‚

  12. When I’m upset, journaling is a great way for me to reflect and figure out my next step. I have written many letters and decided that I didn’t need to send them. Just getting it all on paper can be very therapeutic.

    1. Hi Beth, Writing when upset is so helpful. Just getting words down on paper and allowing yourself to release upset or stressful feelings helps so much. I do the same πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! Take care.

  13. I have a bunch of pocket journal notebooks! They are my favorite! But I didn’t know that there were so many different types of journaling though!

    1. Hi Jennifer, You sound like me! We both have loads of journals!! It truly is amazing how many journals there are out there. I love that there is something for everyone.

  14. I used to fill journal after journal when I was younger and now I struggle to crack it open a few times a year. I love the anxiety and stress releasing exercise the best.

    1. Hey Sarah! I used to be the same until the last couple of years. Loved journaling as a teen, but I let it go for years. Now I really enjoy the process of putting a few thoughts down every day πŸ™‚

  15. These look like wonderful journals! Thank you for sharing. Mental health is so important and I agree that journaling is so beneficial.

    1. Hi Sacha, Oh I know! There’s something about a fresh, pretty journal that is so inspiring πŸ™‚

  16. Though I have kept a journal since I was in my teens, I have never specifically journaled with mental health as my focus. No doubt, my state of mind has been helped along the way.

    1. Hi Jolayne, Very true. Even if you don’t plan to journal with mental health in mind, it is so therapeutic!

  17. I find journaling so helpful, just the act of opening your notebook on a new day and writing thoughts down can help.

    1. Hi Freya, I love your perspective on journaling! Wonderful way to think about it πŸ™‚

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