Gadanke Workshop Course
18 Journal when you feel lost or frustrated16 February, 2015 by Katie
Every time you feel lost or overwhelmed, pick up your journal. It’s okay to write about the crummy things you’re feeling.
But then, intentionally document your joy. I call it Joy Journaling. And today, I want to show you how I do it. It's my secret key for transforming those less-than-fabulous days into something joyful.
In this workshop video, I'm using:
- She, introspective personal journal
- hole puncher
- glue pen
- white round sticker
- gold German pen
- my favorite German pen in evening gray
- Gadanke Workshop 13: The best keepsakes are your stories
Jeanette Rankin was the first female elected to the United States Congress in 1916 ... four years before women were granted the right to vote in the 19th Amendment!
She became my hero in fifth grade, as I learned about her conviction to vote for what she deeply believed, not what the rest of Congress, the press, society, or even her family told her to do. I dressed up like her. I marched around my classroom with a sign that read, "Votes for women!"
Then I discovered her journal. It changed everything.
From humble beginnings come beautiful stories. – one of the free postcards in every journal order
You see, in the pages of that journal, I discovered a woman with ordinary struggles and pains. I found a woman who began with humble beginnings, often feeling lost and scared.
In this workshop, we're going to talk about some of those everyday pains, pressures, and feelings of inadequacy or unworthiness a little.
I'm going to share more of Jeanette Rankin's story.
And then I'm going to introduce you to Joy Journaling–my personal strategy for turning a not-so-good day (and journal entry) into something beautiful.
There's so much everyday joy in our lives.
Watch the workshop video.
Unearth your joy.
If you're looking for a great Joy Journal, I suggest:
Remember: we all begin somewhere. And the path's not always easy.
Thanks for joining me! Keep celebrating your story and celebrating YOU.