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What I Use To Journal In

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As most of you know I enjoy planning. I use planning for functionality and productivity. Having a family requires me to plan which helps me coupon in order to budget and save money. However, I enjoy journaling quite a bit as my creative outlet. It’s not always fun to plan, I also need my creativity too in order to de stress and be myself.

You can check out my My Planner System 2019 to see what I use to plan for 2019.

What I Use To Journal In

Lately, I have been in LOVE with using my B6 staology to journal in. The paper quality is amazing and there’s plenty of room to get your thoughts down. I purchase mine on Amazon and I grab a new one when I’m finished and store them in my desk for memory keeping. You can find the link down below.

STALOGY 018 Editor’s Series 365 days notebook (B6//Black) S4104

What I use to journal in, journaling creative ideas

Being apart of the planner community.

I do tend to get bored while journaling. I think all of us planner girls do. Journaling for several years can become dreary and boring, even if you love it with a passion. However, this is why I love being apart of the planner community because of the constant creative postings that I use for inspiration. The ideas are unique and there’s so much love and support in the community, so it’s a great place to be if you love planning and writing. Following hashtags on Instagram is how I keep up with the latest creative posts. I follow hashtags such as #b6staology, #plannercommunity, and #happyplannersisters to get more ideas for my planning and journaling.

Feeling creative and free.

Whenever I journal I like to feel creatively free as I do so. For so many years I used to just write entry after entry. Although this is entertaining to read and flip back through, I quit journaling various times. The gap between time periods was getting to be more than a few months. Here’s why I felt inclined to just recount the events that transpired during my day only: there was no creative freedom. What I then did was started using a page a day to write as I pleased (another creative idea that’s all over the planner community).

What I use to journal in

Ideas on creative journaling.

This could be an image I print off my phone (which feels so good to finally print some photos from my phone instead of hoarding them). The best part about the staology is that there is actually a faint timed schedule off to the left side of each page for all the days of the year. In the staology there’s also a place at the top of every single page to circle the date. Sometimes I don’t feel like using my planner especially on a non work related day but I still have a to-do list that weekday or that weekend. The staology is where I end up writing it down. Also I’ll write my weekly menu, an outline for a blog post, a beautiful inspirational quote, or tape down a drawing my daughter drew for me that day.

What I use to journal in

Endless ideas.

The staology has endless creative opportunities for an entire year and the paper is designed for that purpose. It’s paper can hold being highlighted without tearing as easily. I do see some people online paint on the staology. For the most part I don’t paint, but I highlight with my favorite highlighters. I bought these off Amazon too and my kids enjoy using them. I love the variety of the colors, some are actually pastel (my favorites). You can find a link to those down below.

Zebra MILDLINER WKT7-5C (5-Color Set) /WKT7-5C-NC (5-Color Set) 2pack with Japanese Stationery Original Package[5C/NC]

I hope you enjoyed this post and it helped your creative needs for a journal! I enjoy these products and I love using them!

What I Use To Journal In

Till next time,



What I Use To Journal In

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  1. I love journalling so much! I have an art journal and a bullet journal which I use regularly and it’s a brilliant creative outlet for me to have! xxxx


    1. admin says:

      I love creative outlets! There’s nothing better!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to check out those instagram hashtags for inspiration! I honestly never thought of that. And I agree that just documenting daily routines can be boring, but adding the creative element makes journaling a lot more fun!

    1. admin says:

      This is so true. Daily routines and planning was always so boring. Since it bored me, i didn’t journal enough or plan enough. Now it’s much more fun! Thanks for reading Erin ?

  3. Maybe one day I’ll start journaling. I love collecting cute journals and notebooks but I never use them lol

    1. admin says:

      I love journaling. I always have. Whenever I’m busy though, I like to print out a picture of whatever I posted on IG that day and just paste it into my journal. I like to flip back later on in the year. 🙂

  4. My problem is too many notebooks and journals! Might have to give yours a try!

    1. admin says:

      That was always my biggest problem. I’m happy say now my home is clutter free. Having a lot of pages in one helps. The staology’s have 365 pages each. That’s enough even for all my thoughts!

  5. Wow, awesome weblog layout! How long have you been running a
    blog for? you make running a blog look easy.
    The overall glance of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content material!

  6. Very descriptive blog, I liked that a lot. Will there be
    a part 2?

    1. I’m working on a blog post for my planner system 2020!

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