mental health and daily journaling

Mental health consists of the social, psychological, and emotional well-being of an individual. It directly affects a person’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is regulated through coping techniques that determine how an individual handles stress, anxiety, and other aspects of life’s experiences. One in five American adults experience a mental health issue at some point … More mental health and daily journaling

magazine cut-outs

I think the easiest technique for altering a book might be to just get an old magazine and start cutting out letters, faces, bodies, or whatever else catches your attention. I keep a box of magazine cut-outs so that if I’m ever not in the mood to go flipping through and cutting, I can just … More magazine cut-outs

watercolor

My first time using watercolors was actually with my altered book. Before you get anxious about using a new media or thinking you have to go out and spend a lot of money, you should know that I use children’s Craylola watercolor. You can find it at any Walmart for fairly cheap. The thing to … More watercolor

time

Starting an altered book can be a daunting task because it requires a lot of time and there’s a false impression that it requires a lot of talent and effort. The truth is that setting aside time to journal can take some time, but it doesn’t have to be a lot, and it is 100% … More time

need more inspiration?

There are many online resources you can use to get prompts for your journaling. You can also use word stems from your favorite poems, songs, etc. These prompts should not restrict, restrain or confine your creativity. They’re simply supposed to give you a foundation of ideas and inspirations. Run loose with it. Don’t overthink it. … More need more inspiration?

don’t be afraid

This journal is not an assessment, a deadline, or a duty. It should be a set aside time that is completely for you. It’s a time for you to reflect, rest and rejuvenate yourself. Let go of the looming to-do list, stop cowering under expectations and don’t restrain yourself out of fear. Journaling isn’t about … More don’t be afraid