A Creative Approach to Transform Your Daily Routine

Are you looking for a creative way to incorporate balance and mindfulness into your daily routine? 

Art journaling might be just the answer.

Combining simple journaling and drawing, art journaling is a relaxing and enjoyable activity that can help you process emotions, reduce stress, and unleash your creativity.

To help with this, I will introduce you to the concept of art journaling and provide easy tips to help you integrate it into your daily routine.


What is art journaling?

Art journaling is a distinctive form of self-expression that combines traditional journaling with visual art. It involves a combination of writing, drawing, painting, collage, and other creative techniques. By using it, you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a more dynamic and imaginative way than with words alone. Art journaling is a personal and therapeutic practice with no set rules or expectations. The main goal is to express yourself freely and enjoy the process.



Benefits of incorporating art journaling into your daily routine

  • Promotes self-awareness and emotional processing.
  • Enhances creativity and artistic abilities. This encourages mindfulness and helps relieve stress.
  • Boosting Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Providing a platform for self-expression and personal development.

Top tips for starting your art journaling practice

Select a blank journal or sketchbook that you feel comfortable using, with paper that is suitable for your preferred medium, such as pencils, watercolors, or markers. You can gradually expand your collection over time.

Dedicate a specific time each day to your art journaling practice, even if it's only for 10 to 15 minutes.

Be patient and open-minded. Remember that art journaling is a personal journey, and there is no correct or incorrect way to approach it. Embrace imperfections and allow yourself to explore and experiment.


Here are some simple prompts to help you start your daily art journaling practice

  • Draw a shape or symbol that represents your current mood and color it.
  • Write down three things for which you are grateful and create an illustration with one line for one of them.
  • Create a collage using images or words that inspire you (you can use magazines for this collage).
  • Draw your portrait with your non-dominant hand. 

Incorporating art journaling into your daily routine can be a fulfilling and enjoyable way to enhance your creativity, improve your mental well-being, and bring balance to your life. Remember to be patient with yourself and enjoy the journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

Happy journaling!

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