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
- Empty sticker strips
- 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
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.
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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
The effect of a neater workspace on my journaling and mornings with God
- More workspace
- Increased Mindfulness
- Improved work ethic
- Increased concentration
- Better creativity
- Better discernment
In my next article, I’ll write more about tackling organizing with DIY projects.