When it comes to journaling, it can be difficult to know exactly what to write about to make the experience worthwhile. It can be difficult whether your journal should feature long prose about that amazing sandwich you had for lunch, a deep entry about your childhood trauma or something in between.
With a heart song journal, the aim is to keep everything that makes you who you are in one place. This means everything from your favourite songs to what makes you tick. It is one of the most fulfilling ways to make a journal into something that you’ll want to come back to time after time. Whether writing is something new to you or you like to think of yourself as a modern-day Shakespeare, a heart journal has something for everyone.
What is a heart song journal?
A heart song journal is described as an ‘encyclopaedia of you’. It is a kind of journal that includes the most meaningful aspects of yourself. It is positive and is meant to be a way of referencing the things that are most important to you.
1. You will understand yourself better
Keeping a heart song journal is an opportunity to really think about what makes you who you are. You can include your Myers Briggs results, music or quotes that inspire you and even recipes that really hit the spot.
Having all of this information in one place will give you a real sense of your essence as a person. It means framing your understanding of yourself from the things that feed and nourish you.
2. It’s a great form of mental self-care
Making an event of filling out your heart song journal is a great way to spend some quality time with yourself. Lighting candles or a diffuser, getting pampered and spending an evening making new entries in your journal is a great way of scheduling in some self-care.
3. You’re going to be obsessed with reading it back
The things that we enjoy tend to change often. For example, listening to the music that you enjoyed greatly 2 years ago can be a shocking reminder of how much your playlist has shifted. Much like this, your heart song journal will be a highlight reel of compliments or kind words you remember, things you like about yourself and more. It is only understandable that you’ll want to revisit this book of sunshine often.
4. You can be as creative as you want to
Your journal can include collages of what really speaks to you or different coloured pens and writing. It all depends on what makes the journal feel most like yourself. This can mean investing in a luxurious journal that you keep in pristine condition or a journal that you scribble in and is easily accessible.
5. It is just for you
The beauty of a heart song journal is that you can keep it just for yourself. This is not a journal where you enter that story about how Tim from accounts pissed you off at work today. It is purely a place to contain all of the bright, wonderful things that you enjoy and speak to who you are.