Types of Journal Writing – Journals to Spark Creativity

Are you wondering what Types of Journal Writing and Journals that there are for you to choose from?
First of all when it comes to starting to journal, you need to know that there are quite a few different types of journals to choose from.

Types of Journal writing and journals

What Types of Journal Writing and Journals Are There To Choose From?

The type of journal you choose most certainly depends on a number of factors such as:

  • Whether you like to write or not.
  • What your journal will be used for.
  • Finally, how often you want to use it.
  • What are your goals and reason for journaling.

With these questions in mind you’ll be able to decide which type journal is best for you.

Here are a few ideas of types of journals:

  • Simple Daily Journals
  • Bullet Journals
  • Gratitude Journals
  • Stream of Consciousness Journal

Simple Daily Journal Writing


Simple daily journals are quite basic, much like a diary. The benefit of these types of journal writing is that you can write about anything and everything in it.
If you are thinking about a certain theme for your Daily Journal, you might want to use it for keeping a record of what you eat or how often you workout, that’s providing you have a goal to get into shape in the New Year.

Another theme idea for a daily journal would be to write down your thoughts for each day.
There are some people who use their daily journals for keeping a record of certain things that trigger anxiety and depression.
If the holiday season brings on more than your fair share of stress, it would benefit you to write all your feelings and thoughts in your daily journal.

Bullet Journals

Bullet journals are a really popular when it comes to types of journal writing to use in the New Year.
This type of journal doesn’t really require a lot of writing, but instead its a way to organize your life.
There are many uses for bullet journals such as and can be used for almost everything in your life, like:

  • what you do
  • what you want to do
  • birthdays and holiday
  • events and appointments
  • dreams
  • to-do lists and much , much more.

If you’re not really aware of how bullet journaling works you’ll find out more in our next post on How a Bullet Journal Can Help You with
Things to Include In Your Bullet Journal.

But for now here are a few things that you might include in your bullet journal:

  • Daily to-do lists
  • Weekly and monthly calendars
  •  Lists of places to go or things to do
  • Business plans
  • Cleaning and errands scheduling
  • Meal planning
  • Tracking your weight, fitness, and other personal goals

 Gratitude Journals

Everyday, you will have at least one thing that you are happy about, whether that is your family, friends, job, pets, something that good that happened, or even simple joys like watching your favorite movie or buying something you have been wanting for a long time.

A Few Tips For Beginning a Gratitude Journal

Ways for you to really benefit from using your gratitude journal:

  • Write in it every day
  • Try to set a timer for 5-10 minutes
  • Do stream of consciousness writing (explained in next section)
  • Keep it positive
  • Write about as many things you are grateful for each day
  • Bring it everywhere with you

Stream of Consciousness Journal

This sort of journal is similar to a basic journal, however you do not really have a subject or a theme that you are sticking to.
With this type of journal, your goal is just to write down whatever comes to mind first.
This is another journal that really benefits from having a timer.
With a stream of consciousness journal, you just start writing without thinking too much about it.
The point is not to think about what you want to write about. Just start doing it and see what comes out.

When it comes to deciding what types of journal writing and journals are best for you, your options for starting a journal in the new year are truly endless.

Be creative and make a list of why you want to journal and what you want included in your journal when deciding which one will be the best type for you.

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