For me, journaling often begins with an image. A drawing a day, changes my life. Widens perception. It just takes a few minutes. The drawing above was from 3 months ago, a complete surprise as it drew itself. My journaling from it was juicy, fresh and unexpected.
This is my drawing from this morning. I use Prisma colored pencils, take less than 5 minutes to draw my image, then date and title it. Afterwards, I let it speak though my journal, usually starting with ” I am _____.” On the left is a 3-ring binder I put my drawings in.
Draw first, then write. It only takes a few minutes and will widen your window of the world. Exercise your creative muscles everyday!