Friday, February 10, 2012

The Secret to Success: Try Different Styles

The Secret to Success: Try Different Styles

I have known many who ask me, how do you do it, how do you stay motivated and inspired to journal everyday? How do you make it happen and keep it real? And, my answer is simple, I mix it up. Sometimes, I am writing letters to a friend, other times I am scrapping, other times I am doing letters to loved ones, or a good friend. Sometimes, I have a journal with lines and others, I have a journal with no lines. At times, I write with a pen, others with markers, and sometimes, I embellish with stickers…or pictures, or cut outs from magazines.  Tienes que desfrutar.
As I mix it up, it is easy to stay motivated, engaged, inspired, and enthused. I also match my journaling to my moods, my needs, my life circumstances. When my mom passed away, I did a grief journal, when I wanted a change in career, I did a dream journal, when I wanted to start my own business, I wrote a goals journal. That way, the journaling does not seem contrived or forced, but it is easy, fun, and inspiring, because I am not journaling just to journal, but for a reason, a purpose, with a rationale.
I also have more than one journal going at a time, this way, I journal what I need and I journal for inspiration…and it works very well for me. I follow my fancy and enjoy the ride. If I feel disengaged, I try another form, another way, another style…as long as I am connected and inspired, I know I am on the right track. When I feel disconnected, I try to readjust. I try a different type of journal, write a letter to a friend, look for pictures that I connect with, or fill a pretty journal with comics that make me laugh, smile, or giggle.

How do you stay motivated? How do you stay engaged? When you are disengaged, what does that mean? How do you get yourself back on track?

Con un pan y cafecito,
Seguimos, ADELANTE


"Echa tu pan al agua y al cabo de muchos días lo hallaras."
Give to others and good things will come your way.


  1. I just had this happen. Lost my mojo. Just now getting my get wet again. I watch a lot if videos for new technique to try. Or if I'm writing I'll use a prompt from the stack I have.