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You don’t need a lot to get started. You can buy a journal and work on each page. On the other hand, you can also work on individual pieces of paper and assemble them into a journal book at a later date. Many start out with glue, scissors, markers and pencil crayons. You can add acrylic paints, watercolours, inks, and decorative papers as you advance your practice. The main goal is to get started and complete one page.
Let go of the preconceived idea that you need to be an artist. Many expect to have a finished product at the end of journal session. You might not finish a page in an hour. Creativity is always flowing and changing. You might take a break and return to the page in the evening. It’s quite conceivable you might experience a happy accident that you’ll use the following day. A journal can be an art sketchbook or an idea, wish or dream jounal. Your creative confidence will develop over time. View your journaling session as a time to play, explore and discover. There are no rules because creative ideas and impulses are always changing and evolving.
My personal choice is to work in the morning. It’s not uncommon to finish a page in an hour. However, each page can lead to new ideas and you might add to the page at a later time or date.
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Mental Health Benefis – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/202001/how-start-journaling-better-mental-health