Journaling, Simplified

Growing up, I never kept a consistent journal.  Which is ridiculous for someone who likes to write so much, but I never was able to sit down, day after day, and enter my thoughts, my ideas, hopes, dreams etc.  I did, however, write poetry.  Pages upon pages of words, rhymes, blurbs, “brainstorming” they called it in grammar school.  Sometimes I would listen to the words of a song and find inspiration, or I would try to convey whatever my crazy little teenage brain was going through onto paper.  In college I deemed myself “too old” to jot anything down, and then of course, as a mama, I tried to keep up with those sweet day by day baby journals, but I was just so exhausted some days I couldn’t even think.

And here we are!  And I have finally found a really great nighttime balance, and the perfect journal to “brain dump” in at the end of a day.


Emily Ley's Simplified Journal
Emily Ley’s Simplified Journal


Y’all.  This journal is one of the best products I have ever come across.  I don’t even know where to begin with my love for it!  Emily Ley is the creator of this gem, and I recommend you head over to her site and check out the sweet video she posted detailing the journal, it’s meaning, and how to use this at the end of the day.  And of course you’ll probably fall in love with her other products, so beware!  You may end up an Emily Ley addict, like me!

(I currently am a proud owner of her 2014 Simplified Planner, but as soon as I order the 2015 one in September, I’ll post a review and pictures for everyone –  it is an absolute MUST HAVE product for the busy, but intentional mama.)


Do you journal at the end of the day?

If you do, or even if you don’t anymore but used to, what is the greatest benefit you get from writing down your thoughts on paper?

I’m curious to hear your reactions!




One Reply to “Journaling, Simplified”

  1. Hi Anne! Love the blog! I’ve enjoyed reading so far!

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