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10 Recommended Apps For Keeping a Digital Journal

I made myself a new year’s resolution to look into digital journaling. Surprisingly, I have yet to do such a thing as I have clung to my old school habit of needing a physical book and pen to journal. But I decided it was time to see what all the fuss was about, because I know some people have really taken to digital journaling. In my research, I found 10 apps that I really enjoyed using for digital journaling.

As I have an iphone, the below information is related to apps that can be downloaded on iphone or ipads.

First, I found that there are two ways to keep a digital journal. You can either go through an app that’s specifically for journaling (and the app supplies the digital pages to journal on), or you can use a note-taking app that let’s you design your own (basic) journals, or import pdf files of digital journals pages purchased from someone else.

Which one is the right way to go? Well, that really depends on how much creative control you want for the way your digital journal looks, and if you want to import pdfs or not. There are some journaling apps that are very basic, while others let you really get creative with how your journal looks. Let’s start with the journal specific apps.

Journaling (Info Tracking) Apps

Journey

This is a journal specific app that allows you to customize your journaling journey, and is good for tracking certain kinds of information (like health, mood, location, ect.). You can either do simple journal entries each day, or get really detailed with photos, GEO tagging, mood recording, and even track your exercising and health habits. This app also offers a step by step journaling coach if you aren’t sure what to write about each day. The basic journaling options are free, but the GEO, health tracking, and coach requires an in app purchase. You can also sync this app with your Google Drive and across other devices.

Mood App

I really love this one! It’s great for doing one or multiple journal entries a day. It has a mood tracker, so you can keep track of how you are feeling. This app offers a few journaling prompts if you would like a little help with what to write. You can also upload photos and keep track of locations. There is also a live journaling group, if you want to be part of a community. My favorite part of this app is the Spaced Out feature that has planets moving around in the background and repeating affirmations to give you a nice positive boost for the day.

Flow Journal

This app is best used at the end of the day. It’s really great for setting goals of how you want to feel and/or accomplishments you’d like to achieve. Some of these goals are fun, productivity, relaxation, relationships, gratitude, family, growth, ect. You let the app know what you accomplished each day, and it tracks your progress. You can add a journal entry, photos, and location as well. After inputting entries for a period of time, you can go back and look at your accomplishment trends.

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Self-Care Tip: 5 Ways To Be Kind To Yourself

A small act of kindness can go a long way. A smile can brighten someones whole day. A thank you can make someone feel appreciated. And giving yourself some positive self-talk can completely change the way you feel about something. Kindness matters, especially being kind to yourself.

When the topic of being kind is discussed, it’s usually about a kindness someone else has done, or something you might have done for someone else. All types of kindness are important. Every single act of kindness (no matter who is doing it) helps spread more kindness. But in the process of being kind to others, are you also being kind to yourself?

You can be kind to yourself in many ways. In this post, I have listed 5 ways to show more kindness to yourself.

1. Positive Self-Talk is one of the biggest ways you can be kind to yourself. It can be easy to fall into the pattern of negative self-talk. In fact, you probably do it all the time, but may not even be aware of it. I challenge you to see if you can catch how you talk to yourself.

Are you being your own cheerleader? Are you giving yourself positive feedback? Are you being encouraging and compassionate? Are you forgiving yourself for past mistakes? I bet you say these kind of encouraging words to your friends and family all the time, so why not say them to yourself as well?

2. Do Something Nice For Yourself is a really great way to put yourself in a good mood. Maybe you deserve a nice massage? Or perhaps a new hair cut? What about a new outfit that makes you feel fabulous? Or maybe just an extra long soaking bath?

When you take the time to do something nice for yourself, you are showing kindness and love to a very special person––yourself. Isn’t that a beautiful thing?!

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Special Offer: Discount for Journal Printables on Etsy

I have spent the last few months building up my content of journals, creating paperbacks on Amazon and printables of many of those journals on Etsy, and I am quite happy with the products I’ve created. But I’ve spent so much time in creating content, I haven’t spent a whole lot of time promoting.

While I plan to work on getting the word out through multiple avenues, one thing that would really help me would be reviews of my products. To help with that endeavor, I am also offering a 40 percent discount on all my printables on my Etsy shop.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this fantastic offer, here the current products available…

The Daily Self Care Journal…This guided journal has positive affirmations and daily writing prompts to help bring awareness to the self and what is needed to realize our best life.

There are six daily writing prompts, which are… I love myself enough to, I am letting go of, I am thankful for, I look forward to accomplishing, I feel good about, I have positive expectations about.

The 30 Day Journaling Challenge... This journal provides 30 unique writing prompts to get you started, helping you create a positive habit your future self will thank you for.

Are you up for the challenge?

A sample of some of the writing prompts: I love to think about, I feel good about myself when I, one of my favorite memories is, the thing I do that brings me the most joy is, and one of my favorite people to spend time with is.

I Feel Peaceful Because… This guided journal is dedicated to finding the feeling of peacefulness and other closely related emotions, which is a wonderful first step to cultivating a lasting sense of deep serenity.

Journaling prompts include the following… I feel peaceful because, I feel comfort because, I feel satisfaction because, I feel at ease because, I feel relief because, I feel relaxed because, I feel fulfilled because.

I Feel Appreciation For… This guided journal is a wonderful first step in that effort to gradually make this positive life change a regular habit.

Journaling prompts include the following… I feel appreciation for, I feel appreciation for this because, I will make more space for what I appreciate by, list of other things I appreciate.

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New Release: I Feel At Ease Knowing… A Guided Journal

Here is the sixth book in the Journaling to Feel Good Series. This journal topic felt like a natural progression to the series. Yes, it’s similar to the first book I Feel Peaceful Because…, but I think this sixth addition takes peacefulness a step further.

When we invite ease into our life, that brings us to a whole new level of peace, because we feel more relaxed and everything has the potential to feel effortless, instead of difficult or a struggle. I think that’s how life is supposed to be. It’s supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to be fun. It’s supposed to be exciting and full of all the things we are passionate about.

Life gets hard when we think it has to be hard, but what if we flipped that script and believed in a life full of ease? Because doesn’t it feel good when we can feel true ease about something? And imagine having that feeling about everything, our whole life?

This journal can help make ease a more regular practice.

Here is the official book blurb…

Our emotions hold the key to a happy life. The better we feel, the better our life becomes around us. In life, we have learned many ways of not feeling well, but through consistently reaching for better feelings, we can rise above to something greater.

This guided journal is dedicated to finding the feeling of ease and other closely related emotions, which is a wonderful first step to cultivating a lasting life that is relaxed and deeply satisfied.

Journaling Prompts include the following… I feel at ease knowing, I feel relaxed when I, I feel satisfied because, I feel at peace doing, I feel relief having, I feel enjoyment because, I feel comfort thinking about.

Journal size is 6″ x 9″ with a glossy cover and cream colored pages inside.

Now available in Paperback and as a printable.

If you decide to give this journal try, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Etsy. Thank you in advance!

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New Release: The 30 Day Journaling Challenge

This was an out of blue inspiration (Don’t you love it when that happens?). I brainstormed a fun way for those who want to get into journaling, or who have journaled but want to be more consistent about it. So I came up with the 30 Day Journaling Challenge guided journal.

This book consists of 30 unique writing prompts to help make journaling a new and fun habit.

Here’s a sample of some of the prompts that can be found in this book: I love to think about, I feel good about myself when I, one of my favorite memories is, the thing I do that brings me the most joy is, and one of my favorite people to spend time with is.

Here is the official book description…

Are you new to journaling, or simply wish to recommit to a daily journaling practice?

Then this book is for you!

This journal provides 30 unique writing prompts to get you started, helping you create a positive habit your future self will thank you for.

Are you up for the challenge?

Journal size is 5.25″ x 8″ with a glossy cover and white pages on the inside.

This guided journal is now available as a paperback on Amazon and a printable on Etsy.

If you decide to take the challenge (and create a new habit of journaling for yourself), please leave a comment below and tell everyone how it went for you! I’d love to know about your results.