Part 1:Time to organize!

Different personalities! Different styles of Journaling! But one thing I know for sure is that everyone who keeps a journal should have supplies – resources, whatever you want to call it. Sometimes mine looks like junk, but I rarely throw things away.

What I collect for my journaling workshop:

  • Paper cut-offs
  • Buttons
  • Empty sticker strips
  • Wool
  • The wrap inside shoeboxes
  • Pieces of cardbox
  • Empty Cereal boxes
  • Nice prints from old magazines
  • Templates of patters and diy boxes and envelopes
  • Traceable pictures
  • Even my used fine liner pens! I don’t know why! They somehow remind me of my journey! I’ll think of some crafty idea💡.
  • Anything useful paper
My collection of used pens.

First step:

1.Project Declutter

That is just the problem! Later on, they’re all over the space and make it difficult for me to concentrate and to relax in my journal space. Yes, I like to concentrate especially when I prepare my prayers in my journal or when I do doodle studies.

Clutter can indeed have a huge effect on our mental health! And I can’t kick off my mornings with all the clutter in my face!

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The hardest part for me was to choose what stays and what goes to the bin!🗑 But eventually, I worked through all the stuff( don’t want to call it junk), throw away unwanted items, and started with the sorting.

  • 1️⃣ Clear out your desk
  • 2️⃣ Take everything out and on the table.
  • 3️⃣ Have an extra space for sorting
  • 4️⃣ Have a few containers nearby for sorting and also for the things you throw away.
  • 5️⃣ Start to sort the materials.
  • 6️⃣ Put items that are used for the same purpose in the same container.
  • 7️⃣ Throw unwanted items in the bin.
  • 8️⃣ Keep all the items apart in different containers.
  • 9️⃣ Clean out your space; throw away all unwanted items
  • 🔟 Start preparing to organize and store the items that you’ve decided to keep!

Strangely, I found the decluttering very therapeutic:

  • Organizing my thoughts
  • Clearer thought habits
  • Thinking about a solution throughout the mess
  • Planning your solution while sorting
  • Relieve
  • Relaxed

The effect of a neater workspace on my journaling and mornings with God

  • More workspace
  • Increased Mindfulness
  • Improved work ethic
  • Productivity
  • Increased concentration
  • Better creativity
  • Better discernment

In my next article, I’ll write more about tackling organizing with DIY projects.


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