My orange journal

12 Sep

I mentioned in a prior post about a journal I have.  It is sort of based off a “wellness journal” idea, but customized to fit my needs.  I’ve had a few of these over the years, most had parts destroyed after a relationship ended with someone who had contributed to the journal.  I hope this one will be different, a lot of the work is actually done by me even though there are other contributors.  Before the whole journal was a compilation from other people.  The video is just under 10 minutes and has the sections of notes (mostly from others: blog comments, FB conversations, text messages, email, hand written, etc) , notes to self, photos, positive memories, gratitude, list of contributors, quotes and affirmations, goals, bucket list, achievements, extra things, red list, blue list, safety plan, wellness plan and probably something I’m forgetting. I plan on adding it to a wellness box/toolbox along with my Smash Journal, iPod with a calming playlist of songs I like, an SD card with videos of happy memories, a small Tigger stuffed animal and other things as I think of them.

Here is the video:

10 Responses to “My orange journal”

  1. Jessica September 12, 2013 at 7:23 AM #

    Hey! I really like this idea of your orange journal, and will be adapting it slightly to meet my needs. I’m actually going to share the idea with my counselor today. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    • mm172001 September 12, 2013 at 8:01 AM #

      Thanks!! Mine over the years have changed as well, we’re all individuals.

  2. Becky Bee September 12, 2013 at 8:12 AM #

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    Loving the orange journal

  3. Cat September 12, 2013 at 9:35 AM #

    This is a brilliant idea. I could have spent ages looking through the journal. Your paintings look great. I like the idea of printing off some people’s comments.

    • mm172001 September 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM #

      Thanks, I posted it in my resource category hoping it might inspire someone to create something even if it’s just a computer file or a binder of nice comments or something that might lift your mood.


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