My Thoughts: A Printable Guided Freewriting Journal for Tweens, Teens, & Adults
The 148-page journal I created includes 68 prompt pages and 76 matching blank lined pages to expand your thoughts on the prompts or write about your own topics. I have explained below a few options for printing and assembling the journal, but you, of course, have complete control over how you use it.
Wouldn't it be fun to print the same page every year on the same date, to see how your answers change or don't?
Note: The entire journal is black and white to save on printing costs. There's no color at all which may be less visually interesting, but also costs a lot less to print, so there's that.
Printing & Binding the Journal
You have several options here. You can either print and bind the entire journal yourself at home, send it out to a printer, print just a subsection of it and paste those pages into a pre-bound journal, or print each page just as you want to use it.
All the pages print 2 to a sheet, and the prompt pages are separate from the blank pages. If you print out the entire journal (prompts & blank pages), it will take 74 sheets of paper or just the prompts will take 34.
If you want to paste the pages into a pre-bound journal, go for one in the vicinity of 5"x8" and print out only the prompt pages, leaving at least one blank journal page between each prompt to allow for spill-over.
Other Uses for My Thoughts
I think My Thoughts is awesome for any age girl from tweens like my 11-year-old Gracie to adult women my age and older.
These pages would be awesome for middle or high school students in traditional or homeschools because they encourage freewriting with a simple prompt. Girls (and boys, too, come to that) can write on the prompt or take another direction. The prompts will provoke rich thinking and juicy discussions.
Your New Journaling Habit
Journaling, like any habit, takes time to develop. You will need to spend a few minutes at it every day for a few weeks or even months before it becomes a solid habit that you consistently do without thinking.
The benefits of journaling are worth the effort it will take to make the habit strong.
I love journaling as a means of self-care. Journaling allows me to tap into a normally unexplored area of my brain, a place where I don't have to censor my thoughts and can just freely write about whatever pops up. It leaves me feeling free and light and unburdened. I wish the same for you.
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