MAKE CUTE, SIMPLE DIY JOURNALING CARDS. I’LL SHOW YOU STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO MAKE THEM AND WHAT MATERIALS TO USE. PLUS I’LL SHARE 4 POWERFUL JOURNAL PROMPTS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR MORNINGS.
DIY Journaling cards add variety to your journaling and are fun to make. I use journaling cards when I want to change things up. I believe one of the reasons some people stop journaling is just plain boredom. In my blog post 48 things to write in your journal, I mention that you don’t have to spend a long time journaling. These journaling cards are perfect for shorter journaling sessions, especially focused on a question, prompt, or theme.
I also love adding my journaling cards to my envelope journal – you can watch my full envelope tutorial here (LINK)
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MATERIALS USED FOR DIY JOURNALING CARDS
- Any scissors (preferably paper scissors)
- US: Rounded corner tool.
Journaling Cards are one of my favorite ways to journal. There’s no fancy notebook required. All you need is paper (cardstock paper is best), printer, scissors, voila!
I also love them because they’re short. I believe that even tiny journaling habits can lead to big results.
Even if you haven’t journaled in years (or forever), you’re not staring at a blank page. It’s just a tiny card. You can handle that.
The easiest way to make DIY journaling cards is to use Canva.com. It’s free and easy to use. In the video, I show you step-by-step how to make quick changes and to make these cards your own.
Step one: download the template from the resource library. You can access the resource library by signing up in the black and gold box at the bottom of this page.
Step two: follow the video to make your edits to customize these for your life, goals, personal development, theme of the week, or whatever you choose.
In the video, I show you how to change the colors, images, shapes, and prompts.
Step three: print and cut out. I use a rounded corner tool, just because I like the way the look without square corners. Just my preference.
Your next step is to use the prompts I’ve shared to supercharge your morning.
You don’t need to write all four of these prompts on the same day. You can choose one per day. It depends on how much time you have. If you’re just starting a journaling habit (or returning to one), it’s okay to start out by taking tiny steps.
Here are four journal prompts to supercharge your morning
You can download these four prompts already on journal cards in the free resource library (sign up in the black and gold box below).
Prompt 1: Knowing that what I focus expands, what do I intentionally choose to focus on today?
Have you ever hear the expression what you focus on expands? Think about it for a moment. Ever had the thought that your day was not going well? The more you think that, the more your day seems to get worse.
Some days I notice I feel antsy or behind like I can’t seem to catch up. Times like that I’ll stop and try to focus less on feeling behind and more on what I’m doing right at that moment. Most times it works.
Prompt 2: What do I need to forgive myself for today?
We all have things we need to forgive ourselves for. The more we beat ourselves up with regret and guilt, the harder it is to move forward and be productive.
It could even be something like procrastination.
The more you think you’re a procrastinator and beat yourself up about it, the harder it is to focus. Get over it.
Think about what you need to forgive yourself for. Write about it. And move on with your day.
Prompt 3: What was my biggest distraction yesterday? How can I avoid, or deal with that better today?
For me, it’s usually something on social media. Can you relate?
Or checking my email too much.
Quickly reflect on yesterday and if you were distracted? What can you do to avoid that today?
Prompt 4: What is the absolute most important thing I must accomplish today so it doesn’t roll over into tomorrow?
Ever had something on your to-do list for almost a year?
Maybe today is the day to carve out time for that thing. Or at least to get clear on what you need to do to start the ball rolling.
You can write each of these prompts in just minutes, seconds, even.
No excuses. You’ve got a minute.
Get your journaling cards from the free library, print them and have them ready and available for the next four days (or a few weeks. You can repeat those same powerful prompts every day).
Have fun with these and let me know in the comments if you’ve ever used journaling cards before.