By Nina Vangerow, Mixed Media Artist, Maker, Teacher

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Journaling

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Journaling seems to be all the rage at the moment, but what makes it so special?

Journaling and keeping a journal or a diary is not a new thing, we know of many famous people in the past who have kept journals.

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” - Oscar Wilde

If we were to take our knowledge from social media, we might come to the conclusion that journaling is all about beautifully curated journal spreads to be photographed and shared on Pinterest and Instagram. And there is definitely a place for this form of art journaling, but I feel that a lot of people get discouraged from starting to journal, because they might feel the need to create similar journal pages.

But journaling is so much more than beautiful journal spreads or having the right notebook, pen and Washi tape!

In this class, I would like to share my personal top 10 reasons, why I feel you should start journaling. Introspective journaling is one of the best personal development tools that is out there, keeping a journal can be the first step to changing the course of your life, find out who you really are and what makes you tick. It can help you deal with mental health issues, find a calm moment in this busy world and become more mindful. In addition, it will help you with your planning and goal setting, get better at problem solving and become a better writer.

If you'd like to find out more, grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and join me inside this class.

I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

Related Skills

Course overview - 12

  • Intro

  • 1. Memory Keeper

  • 2. Mindfulness

  • 3. Clarity of Thoughts & Feelings

  • Dealing with Emotions

  • Mental Health

  • Know Yourself

  • Better Writer

  • 8. Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Creativity

  • Getting Started

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Meet your instructor

Nina Vangerow
Nina VangerowMixed Media Artist, Maker, Teacher
Hi, my name is Nina Vangerow and I'm an artist and teacher and live in a small town in rural Wales, UK with my teenage son and out little terrier Mimi. Under the name of The Forgotten Bookshop Girl I'm working as a mixed media artist, rebind old books turning them into notebooks, create vintage style Travelers Notebook inserts, work with various forms of image transfers and love working with materials that would normally have ended up in the landfill or is just looking for a new lease of life. I have always loved anything vintage (I've got an MA in Ancient History) and am more of an analogue person, though I do love the internet and how it opens up the world to us. Most of my work has definitely a vintage feel or twist, and I'm also very much influenced by the Dada movement, well, the 20's are probably my favourite era.