Writing in a journal is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day. It's great for capturing reflections on life - the happy moments, lessons learned, observations, and everything in between. I keep mine near my bed so that I can also write down any inspirational thoughts and “a-ha!” moments that may come to me in the wee hours of the night. I like to draw in my journals as well. I have found journaling to be a very centering and calming exercise.
Do you journal? If so, what are some of the things you like to capture in yours? Here's a photo of one of mine. A journal doesn't have to be fancy like this one to serve its purpose. In fact, my others have been plain leather-bound books and even Composition notebooks. I confess that Composition notebooks are my favorite, and I’ve filled quite a few of those over the years!