For new or experienced journalers who love the idea of regular journaling, but just need a little nudge to get started. Journal with me!
Does this sound familiar?
You love the idea of journaling on a regular basis. You want to preserve the memories of the people, places, and events that matter most to you and you'd love to develop the habit of writing down your goals, recording your progress, and celebrating your successes.
You know that regular journaling has the potential to make a real difference in your life, but despite your best intentions, you never seem to have the time to write. And when you do, you’re not sure where to start.
What if it could be a little easier?
What if you didn’t have to worry about where to start? What if you could jot down your thoughts for a few moments each weekday and – voila! – your journal would appear, all typed up and organized at the end of the week?
Let’s make that happen.
I’m thrilled to introduce a new, and slightly unconventional, personalized guided journaling product with a twist and I'm inviting you to join me. Here's how it will work:
I’ll send you one super-simple journal prompt by email every weekday (Monday to Friday) for three weeks.
All you have to do is send me a quick reply each day and at the end of each week, I’ll round up your replies into a lovely little PDF journal page and send it all back to you (and only you) along with a brand new printable journal page with additional prompt suggestions.
- IN WEEK ONE, you’ll answer the same prompt every day.
- IN WEEK TWO, you'll receive a variety of prompts on a common subject.
- IN WEEK THREE, you'll answer a set of progressive, action-oriented prompts.
That’s it! A fun, collaborative, slightly unconventional way to experience regular journaling for three weeks and a unique opportunity to kickstart (or re-start!) a new journaling practice of your own that can serve you for years to come.
Prompts for this session will explore the best parts of your days, the parts that could use a little tweaking, and ideas for small changes to your daily routine that could make a big difference.
And to thank you for joining me, I've created a introductory coupon code to give you a 50% discount for this first session. Use code JOURNAL50 to get three weeks of personalized journaling and three additional new printable journal pages for only $30!
Personalized Guided Journaling
CA$30.00 with Discount Code JOURNAL50 (Regular price: CA$60.00)
A few more details . . .
Where did this idea come from?
Last summer, I posted this invitation on my blog:
“ Is anyone up for a little journal experiment?
When I think carefully about why I’m so drawn to journaling, it comes down to two things: simplicity and transformation. On any given day, my journal entries are mostly about noticing. What works? What doesn’t work? What thrills me? What doesn’t thrill me? Over time, however, as these observations accumulate, they lead to small, gradual changes that make my life better – steering me away from the stuff that doesn’t work and toward the stuff that does.
It’s not earth shattering, but it is profoundly useful. It fills me with gratitude for what I have and it gives me the confidence to choose and pursue the goals that matter most. That’s the journaling I’d like to share with you and I’d like to explore ways to share it more directly.
My experiment, which is really a hunch on my part, is to email you one super-simple journal prompt every weekday for two weeks. In week one, you’ll answer the same prompt every day. In week two, it will involve progressive prompts on the same subject. Simply send me a quick reply each day and at the end of the week, I’ll round up your replies in a lovely little PDF and send them back to you (and only you) with some additional prompt suggestions.
The idea is that each PDF will give you a week’s accumulation of data all in one place. My hope is that you’ll begin to see patterns or trends in your data, leading you to discover small, but mighty, tweaks to your daily routine or your personal pursuits that will make your life better.
If that sounds intriguing to you and you’d like to give it a try ... send me a quick message to let me know and I’ll follow up with a start date.”
Two hours and 50 email/blog/Facebook messages later, I had to post an update to close the invitation. The experiment was conducted in June/July. A second, three-week session was also conducted in October. It was truly an honour to be able to connect in such a positive way with an amazing group of journalers. I was inspired daily as they responded to prompts and wrote about their memorable moments with honesty, curiosity, and passion.
What feedback have you received?
Here are excerpts from two emails and one review I received. I have printed these comments with each journaler's permission.
Marci S. wrote:
I want to genuinely thank you Christie. You have had a big part in making this improvement/change/addition a possibility and is something that I’m looking forward to and am excited about!! All three weeks have helped me to look at each day and find something positive even when I’m having a difficult day, to look at how I’m spending my time, and to reflect on what is important to me. I so looked forward to seeing an email from you each day! I’m sad that it is finished but excited to implement the things I have learned about myself.
Deb A. wrote:
Thanks for a fabulous 3 weeks of journaling. I really need to do more of this. Loved all the prompts.
Lyndsy H. wrote:
Journaling with Christie has been an amazing experience that has allowed me to do something I haven't done before--true self reflection. Her methods and prompts drive me to look internally and understand myself on a deeper level. Her methods didn't stop there, though, they next helped me learn how best to set goals for improving my quality of life. I am excited to continue my journey and so fortunate for the path that Christie set me on!
What will your emails look like?
Here are two examples of emails I sent out during the summer experiment – one from the first week and one from the second:
Your emails will look a little different. They will contain new and different prompts and will be addressed to you -- because I send out each email individually.
At what time will you send out emails?
Emails will be sent at around 10:00 am EST each weekday during the three week session.
What will the PDF journal pages look like?
Here are some template examples of the pages I created for the summer experiment:
The prompt during the first week was: Three reasons to smile today.
The page on the left reflects the look of the personalized journal page you can expect to receive, although colour palettes and prompts will differ.
The page on the right is the actual additional journal page that I sent out after the first week of the summer experiment and is similar to the type of journal page with additional prompt suggestions that you’ll receive at the end of each week, although colour palettes and prompts will differ.
Which email address will you use to contact me?
You can choose to be contacted at whichever email address works best for you. I have included a form that will prompt you to provide your email address when you place your order.
What happens if I don't send a reply every day?
No worries! We’re all super-busy these days. I’ll happily work with whatever you’re able to send each week.
What happens if I don't send any replies?
I hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does, I’ll still send you a blank, printable pdf template to record your prompt replies whenever you can get to them and the extra journal page with additional prompt suggestions at the end of each week.
Do you give refunds?
Yes. If you decide that this style of personalized guided journaling isn't for you or isn't what you expected, send me an email on or before the end of the first week of journaling (Sunday, November 19, 2017) and I'll send you a full refund, no questions asked.
Can you tell me a little more about your approach to journaling?
In a nutshell, I believe that journaling is an invaluable, multi-faceted tool for creating a life you love. It’s a memory keeper, a goal tracker, a problem solver, a dream builder, a time scheduler, and a thinking place. I believe that regular journaling stimulates the type of purposeful reflection that transforms you into the most effective and most fulfilled version of yourself.
I’ve been writing about and creating guided journals and printable journal pages since 2010. Over the years, I have posted a wide selection journal resources and printables on my websites and in my Etsy shop, where I have earned a 5-star customer feedback rating. I invite you to stop by my websites anytime and give my guided journal printables a try. There you’ll find my 10 Minute Guided Journal Printables, 10 Good Reasons to Journal, pages for Journaling your Goals, a DIY Good Stuff Mini-Journal, and more!
If you have any questions about this session, my printables, or journaling in general, feel free to drop me a line! I’d love to hear from you and I promise to write back.
P.S. For even more of my thoughts on journaling, you can also sign up for my newsletter.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yes! Don't forget to use coupon code JOURNAL50 for 50% off this first session.
Personalized Guided Journaling
CA$30.00 with Discount Code JOURNAL50 (Regular price: CA$60.00)