I’ve always loved to journal and I have an obsession with the stationary aisle. I love to walk down the aisles and dream. Thinking of all the ways to use the pretty notebooks, calendars, and pens. I love this time of the year because ALL the school supplies are front and center in almost every store you walk into…it takes a great deal of self-discipline to NOT buy them all.
As a child and teen, I attempted to keep multiple journals but was never successful. As I got older I decided to try again. So, far I’ve been able to keep some form of updated journal or prayer journal since 2018. I’ll often journal at night before going to bed. It helps me to clear my head, process my day, and be able to find the good in what sometimes is a rough or discouraging day.
Sometimes though, my writing either keeps me up late into the night or turns into a bit of a woe-is-me session. I’ve always loved the idea of guided journals but could never find any that I liked. They seemed to be focused too much on how to improve your life and self-care and focused too little on simply documenting memories.
While I do agree that taking care of ourselves is important and we all have areas in our lives that need improvement; I don’t necessarily agree with the self-care movement. I think that we can become SO focused on what WE need to be successful or get through the day that we forget about loving and serving others like God has called us to.
So, I started thinking and praying about it. Eventually, The Contentment Journal was born!
A simple guided journal that helps me to process my day! I’m able to learn Scripture, record memories I don’t want to forget, and focus on someone other than myself.
As I was creating the journal I’d often go through my day contemplating what I could put in each box and how I could reach out to someone else throughout the day.
It’s designed to be used over 6 weeks learning one new verse per week. It should take no more than 10 minutes to fill out. Each day you copy a verse and fill out different sections answering the provided prompts. Once you purchase the journal for $5.00 you have lifetime access and can print off as many copies as you want.
You can print the entire book off, hole punch it, and put it into a small binder or folder. You can print off a week or a day at a time as you need it. Or you can look through the journal and use another notebook or looseleaf paper to copy the verses and prompts each day.
While I continued to pray about the best way to create and share The Contentment Journal I actually used the prompts on notebook paper for 6 weeks. I then stored the pages in a three-prong folder that we had leftover from some old school supplies. Use this journal as a guide and create one that works best for you using what you already have on hand.
I hope that as you follow your own unique journey to being content in your every day this journal can be an encouragement to you. Something that reminds you of the blessings that God has already given you and just how loved you are. If you’d like to purchase your own copy of The Contentment Journal you can do so at the link below!
The Contentment Journal
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Until next time,